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1 FOOD JUSTICE DAILY HOW TO READ A FOOD LABEL RABBI ELLIOT SALO SCHOENBERG RACHEL KAHN

2 ORTHODOX UNION  800,000 products  92 countries  Chiquita, Coca Cola, H.J. Heinz, Hershey's, Kraft/Nabisco,

3 KOF K Extensive database of ingredients Breyer's, Cadbury Schwepps, ConAgra Foods, Ghirardelli, Good Humor, Hain Celestial Group, Lipton, Pepsi,

4 STAR K Established over 50 years ago, originally served the Baltimore Jewish community exclusively Aunt Gussies, Del Monte, Empire Kosher, General Mills, Roland Food, Theo Chocolate, Trader Joe's, Utz, Whole Foods

5 OK LABS Organized Kashrut Laboratories -- better known as "the OK" 400,000 products Athenos, Barkan Winery, Blue Diamond, Capri Sun,, Domino, Eden Foods, Hunt's, La Choy, Nantucket Nectars, Ortega, Pam, Perrier, Post, Swiss Miss, Tropicana, Yoplait

6 NON GMO Tested prior to use in a verified product. Action Threshold of 0.9 Traceability and segregation practices need to be followed Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with onsite inspections

7 USDA Organic  Organic farms and processors:  USDA verified  Preserve natural resources and biodiversity  Support animal health and welfare  Provide access to the outdoors so that animals can exercise their natural behaviors  Only use approved materials  Do not use genetically modified ingredients  Separate organic food from non-organic food  Receive annual onsite inspections

8 ALL NATURAL FDA has not developed a definition for use of the term natural. The agency has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic No third-party certifier exists Lack of standards in most jurisdictions means that the term assures nothing.

9 FAIR TRADE A global movement to alleviate poverty in farming communities around the world in ways that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Fair Trade certification assures consumers that the quality products they purchase improves lives and protects the environment.

10 FAIR TRADE Workers are paid a living wage No child labor or forced labor is allowed. Freedom of association Workers are guaranteed a safe work environments and safe working conditions.

11 FAIR TRADE Standards strictly prohibit the use of GMOs and the most toxic agrochemicals, Promote active conservation of soil and water resources Protect surrounding forests Take a long term approach to agriculture

12 FAIR TRADE Part of the global justice movement to radically redefine power structures through people centered democratic trading alternatives. Premiums paid at the retail level allow farmers and farm workers to invest in life changing projects from clean drinking water, school scholarships and health care services

13 FAIR FOOD The label originated with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Campaign for Fair Food Similar To The “Cruelty-free” Or “Fair Trade” The Logo Brands Tomatoes Workers Paid A Premium Guaranteed Human Rights In The Field

14 Farm Workers Assurance: Comprehensive monitoring: Farmworkers design safety protocols, and trains them to work with management to reduce pesticide and pathogen risks. Accountability: Together workers and managers apply labor, pesticide and food safety standards on site; use conflict-resolution techniques to facilitate communication across cultural divides. Safety. ​ EFI certification means farmworkers are trained to identify threats to food safety; indicates access to hygienic facilities and the equipment required to minimize food safety risks.

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