Glyphosate Residue Free

FAQs

What is ‘Glyphosate Residue Free’ certification?

Glyphosate Residue Free certification verifies that your product does not contain the World’s most used herbicide down to government-recognized (FDA) limits of detection (LODs) for food products (usually 10 ppb).

A third party ISO 17025 accredited laboratory will test your products to make sure they do not contain glyphosate residues.

What we certify:

  • Single Ingredients from Suppliers
  • Single-Ingredient Food Products(products sold to consumers)
  • Multi-Ingredient Food Products (products sold to consumers)

You will need to follow our full certification process for your product/s.

To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free, your product must have no glyphosate residues down to the government-recognized (FDA) limits of detection (LODs) for food products (usually 10 ppb), and lower levels than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs).

Why should I get my product Glyphosate Residue Free certified?

CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 Survey: found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of American consumers more than any other issue:

Lindberg International 2013 Survey: 71 percent of Americans are worried about pesticides in their food and almost three out of four respondents would like to eat food produced with fewer pesticides.

Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the World and has the highest public profile of any chemical used in food production. The revelation from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015 that glyphosate is a ‘probable carcinogen’ has led to consumers across the globe asking for transparency regarding the levels of glyphosate in their food.

The global success of the Non-GMO food market has shown that consumers are pushing for more and more transparency and pesticides is even higher on their list of concerns than GMOs.

Glyphosate Residue Free products are set to take the market by storm!

How does Glyphosate Residue Free compare to USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project certification?

Organic, Non-GMO Project and Glyphosate Residue Free are complementary certifications. However, it is important to understand the following: a) USDA Organic certification does not ensure glyphosate residue free food due to poor supply chain testing standards. USDA Organic certification is also not based on testing of the final food product for toxic chemicals – consumers have been asking for final food product testing for many years and Glyphosate Residue Free certification is providing this! b) Non-GMO Project certification – tests for GMOs in the supply chain but does not test for toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals are more important to consumers than GMOs are according to almost all consumer polls. Glyphosate Residue Free also has a lower glyphosate residue limit than USDA Organic certification in some cases. USDA Organic certification has a glyphosate residue maximum limit of 5% of the EPA or FDA tolerance for glyphosate and all other pesticides – in some cases this is relatively high, e.g.: Sugarcane (mollasses): USDA Organic (maximum 1,500 ppb) , Glyphosate Residue Free (laboratory LOD usually 10 ppb) Quinoa (grain): USDA Organic (maximum 250 ppb) , Glyphosate Residue Free (laboratory LOD usually 10 ppb) Do you have another question that you don’t see here? Please contact us.

How much will it cost to get certified?

The Detox Project has a set cost system for Glyphosate Residue Free certification:

Certification costs $1,472 per year in total for all of your products.

Third party laboratory testing costs an estimated $600 per year for each of your products (this is for 3 tests per year of each of your products).

Please contact us to start the certification process!

How long will it take to get certified?

On average, the Glyphosate Residue Free certification process takes 2-4 weeks depending on the attributes of your product and how quickly you can submit the required sample for your product testing.

What type of products can be certified?

Any ingredient or food product that is for human or animal consumption can be certified ‘Glyphosate Residue Free’ as long as the methods used by the ISO 17025 accredited third-party laboratory, for testing for glyphosate residues, can provide a clear quantifiable result for your product.

How thorough is the Glyphosate Residue Free Testing Program?

The Glyphosate Residue Free testing program is based on the work of independent ISO 17025 accredited laboratories, using gold standard low detection liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods.

We make sure that your product is tested at least 3 times a year and we also make sure that spot checks are performed.

Which laboratories can be used for product/ingredient testing?

Glypohosate Residue Free certification relies on glyphosate residue testing results from third party laboratories.

These laboratories must:
1. Be ISO 17025 accredited
2. Use gold standard mass spectrometry methods
3. Use methods with low Limits of Detection for glyphosate residues
4. Have been working commercially for 5 years or more

The Process

Glyphosate Residue Free certification has been created for:

  • Single ingredients from suppliers
  • Single-ingredient food products (products sold to consumers)
  • Multi-ingredient food products (products sold to consumers)

If you are food manufacturer and all of your ingredient suppliers are certified Glyphosate Residue Free you can automatically receive Glyphosate Residue Free certification for no charge, following a single glyphosate residue laboratory test of your product.

If your ingredient suppliers are not certified Glyphosate Residue Free you need to follow our full certification process for your product(s) – see below:

  1. You Apply for Certification using our Registration Form – Provide basic information of your company and product (including official ingredients list or program details).
  2. We put you in touch with a third-party ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to test your product(s) confidentially for glyphosate residues. You can also select a laboratory for testing your product/s, as long as they meet our laboratory standards (which can be viewed in our FAQs section above).
  3. You pay an estimated $200 directly to a third-party laboratory. This payment is not refundable – this is for initial product testing.
  4. You send your product to be tested by the third-party ISO 17025 accredited laboratory using liquid chromatography or gas chromatography methods.
  5. The laboratory prepares a confidential report on the Glyphosate levels in your product.
  6. You send us testing results within 5 business days of receiving them from the laboratory – We confidentially evaluate them in order to determine compliance with our Standard.
  7. We send you our Certification Decision.
  8. If your certification is accepted we send you the certification agreement to fill in and sign. You pay us $1472 in total for the certification upon signing the agreement (this price covers certification for all your products). If you own multiple brands each brand requires a separate certification.
  9. During the year we will send you product testing requests at least twice more – you will pay an estimated $200 directly to the laboratory each time your product is tested. In total third-party laboratory testing will cost an estimated $600 for each of your products per year.
  10. All certified products are included on The Detox Project product list.
  11. Maintaining Certification: Certificates are valid for one year – Annual testing is required to maintain your certification (minimum 2 times per year + spot checks).

The Standard

Introduction

The Glyphosate Residue Free certification programs (the “Program”) has been established to:

  • Reduce Consumers’ risk of exposure to glyphosate residues in foods they consume;
  • Educate Producers about the glyphosate residue profile of their products;
  • Enable Producers to fine-tune production and supply chain strategies to minimize reliance on glyphosate-based herbicides
  • Encourage farmers to reduce their reliance on glyphosate-based herbicides

Purpose of the Standard

The Standard:

  • Describes the certification framework and testing requirements applicable to products certified as Glyphosate Residue Free (“Certified Products”); and
  • Provides guidance for public claims made in connection with Certified Products, either on or off product.

Intended Users of the Standard

The Standard is intended to be used by ingredient suppliers and food manufacturers interested in having products certified under the Program, as well as farmers and value chain handlers and purchasers of Certified Products.

Handlers including distributors, wholesalers, importers, and food processors and manufacturers.

Purchasers of Certified Products include food manufacturers, grocers, restaurants, and institutional buyers.

Voluntary Standard

This Standard is voluntary and nonbinding. It is not intended to replace the legal or regulatory requirements of any country in which agricultural products or food products are produced, handled, or sold.

Food Manufacturers participating in the Program are not ultimately required to utilize the Glyphosate Residue Free certification mark on Certified Products.

Scope

This Standard applies to food products and ingredients submitted for assessment to determine whether they can be certified as Glyphosate Residue Free.

Program Applicant Submissions

As a prerequisite for assessment, Ingredient Suppliers / Food Manufacturers / Producers are required to submit a Program Application Form and supporting documents prior to the analysis of any product samples. Required supporting documents may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Signed Glyphosate Residue Free services agreement
  • Ingredients List Disclosure

Conformance Requirements for Certified Products

In order for a food product or ingredient to be certified Glyphosate Residue Free:

  • A representative sample of an identified Product or Ingredient must be collected and sent by the Producer to the agreed third-party laboratory for analysis in accordance with Program sampling requirements at least 3 times a year and increasing from that number depending on the number of product lots produced.
  • The sample must be laboratory tested by a qualified third-party laboratory (if accepted) in accordance with the Programs testing requirements (using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry – LC-MS/MS -methods); and
  • Test results must show that the product contains no detected glyphosate residue down to the limits of detection (LOD) based on government-accepted limit-of-detection protocols for food products – usually 0.01 parts per million (ppm) and always below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).
  • Glyphosate Residue Free certification testing is based on government-accepted limit-of-detection protocols for food products.

The product name is clearly stated on the Certificate issued upon certification. The owner of the Program is not responsible for, or supportive of claims made by the client pertaining to Products that are not listed on the Certificate.

Duration of Certification

Once a Product has been successfully certified, the certification shall remain in effect for one calendar year, unless the certification is suspended or revoked in accordance with the provision ‘Revocation or Suspension’ below or under the contract provision which enables the owner of the Program to cancel certification 6 months after your Certificate of Compliance is sent via e-mail, for any reason.

As a quality control measure, Certified Products may be spot retested at any time. The results of spot retests will remain confidential and will only be released to the Producer of the retested Certified Product/s.

Revocation or Suspension.

A certification will be suspended or revoked if any of the following conditions exist:

  • Glyphosate residues are found at any point during or following the certification process to exceed the requirements for certification, until such time that conformance is reestablished;
  • A food manufacturer / ingredient producer is unwilling or unable to correct observed discrepancies;
  • A food manufacturer / ingredient producer is unwilling or unable to meet financial or contractual arrangements;
  • A food manufacturer / ingredient producer is intentionally misusing the Glyphosate Residue Free certification mark; or
  • A food manufacturer / ingredient producer is intentionally violating any program requirements.

Product Integrity and Traceability

The Producer of a Certified Product is required to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to recall Glyphosate Residue Free certified products if residues are found after certification; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to prevent comingling and contamination of Certified Products with non-certified products.

Use of Glyphosate Residue Free Certification Mark

The Producer of a Certified Product is permitted to use the Glyphosate Residue Free certification marks in connection with the Certified Product, either directly on product labels, signage and other point-of-sale materials, or indirectly in websites, brochures, and other printed and online collateral.

If the Glyphosate Residue Free certified product is sold in a country or territory which requires a labeling language other than English, the words “This product is certified Glyphosate Residue Free” should be translated accordingly and placed on the packaging with the English Glyphosate Residue Free certification mark.

Get Certified

If you would like to certify your product as Glyphosate Residue Free please fill in the registration form below, scan and send back to the e-mail – info@detoxproject.org :

Glyphosate Residue Free Registration Form

This registration form is the start of the certification process but you do not need to continue with the certification process or to make any payment if you choose not to following registration. Certification is a 2-step process:

Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Certification contract, payment and product testing

Please review the certification process here

If you have any questions please use the contact form below: (we will reply within 48 hours)

Certified products

Brand NameProducts VerifiedType of Products


Heavenly Organics

Acacia Honey, Neem Honey, White Honey, Chocolate Mint Patties, Chocolate Almond Patties, Chocolate Pomegranate Patties, Chocolate Ginger Patties, Double Dark Chocolate Patties, SugarHoney Products and Others


Chosen Foods

Refined 100% Pure Avocado Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Chosen Blend Oil, Avocado Oil Mayo – Traditional, Avocado Oil Mayo – Harissa, Avocado Oil Mayo – Wasabi, Avocado Oil Mayo – Black Garlic, Coconut Oil Mayo – Traditional, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic White Quinoa, Avocado Oil Vegan Mayo, Avocado Oil Spray, Chosen Blend Oil Spray, Organic Chosen Blend, Italian Herb Avocado Oil Spray, Lemon Dill Avocado Oil Spray, Citrus Pepper Avocado Oil Spray, Chili Lime Ginger Avocado Oil Spray, Garlic Avocado Oil Spray, Chai Blend Avocado Oil Spray, Cinnamon Vanilla Avocado Oil Spray, Gingerbread Avocado Oil Spray, Chipotle Avocado Oil SprayAvocado Products and Others


Honey Solutions

100% Pure HoneyHoney


MegaFood

Adrenal Strength®; Adult B-Centered™; Alpha-Teen™; Baby & Me™; Baby & Me™ 2; Baby & Me™ Herb Free; Balanced B Complex; Balanced Minerals; Blood Builder®; Blood Builder® Minis; Bone Health; Calcium; Calcium; Magnesium; Potassium; Complex C; Daily C Protect Nutrient Booster Powder™; Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder™; Daily Maca Plus for Men Booster Powder; Daily Maca Plus for Women Booster Powder; Daily Purify Nutrient Booster Powder™; Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder™; Dream Release™; E & Selenium ; GTF Chromium 100 mcg; Kids B Complex; Kids Daily B-Centered Nutrient Booster Powder™; Kids Daily Immune Nutrient Booster Powder™; Kids Daily Multi Nutrient Booster Powder™; Kids N’ Us™ MegaFlora®; Kids One Daily; Magnesium; MegaFlora®; MegaFlora® for Baby & Me™; MegaFlora® for Over 50; MegaFlora® for Women; MegaFlora® Plus; Men Over 40™ One Daily; Men’s One Daily; Methyl B12; Multi for Men; Multi for Men 40+; Multi for Men 55+; Multi for Women; Multi for Women 40+; Multi for Women 55+; One Daily; One Daily Iron Free; Prostate Strength™; Pure Cranberry; Selenium; Skin, Nails & Hair™; Skin, Nails & Hair 2™; Thyroid Strength™; Turmeric Strength™ for Joint; Turmeric Strength™ for Liver; Turmeric Strength™ for Whole Body; Ultra C-400; Un-Stress®; Vegan B12; Vitamin D3 1000 IU; Vitamin D3 2000 IU; Wild Blueberry; Women’s One Daily; Women’s One Daily - California Blend; Women Over 40™ One Daily; Zinc; Acute Defense™; B12 Energy Cranberry Gummies; B12 Energy Ginger Gummies; C Defense Tangy Citrus Gummy; D3 1000IU Wellness Mixed Fruit Gummies; Daily Multi Powder for Baby & Me™; Daily Multi Powder for Men; Daily Multi Powder for Men Over 55; Daily Multi Powder for Women; Daily Multi Powder for Women Over 55; Daily Multi Powder Iron Free; Elderberry Immune Support* Gummies; MegaFood Probiotic Supplement Defense*; MegaFood Probiotic Supplement Digestive Health*; MegaFood Probiotic Supplement Energy*; MegaFood Probiotic Supplement Mood*; MegaFood Probiotic Supplement Women’s Health*; Melatonin Berry Good Sleep™* Gummies; Men Over 55 One Daily; Turmeric Inflammation Response* Gummies; Women Over 55 One DailyDietary Supplements


Innate Response

Adrenal Response®; C Complete Powder; Clear Response™; CoEnzyme B Complex; Complete Multi Powder; CoQ10 - 100 mg; Digestive Enzymes Clinical strength; Flora 200-14™ 7 Day Intensive; GI Response™; Homocysteine Response™; Inflama-Complete™; Inflama-GI™; Innate Detox™; Innate Response Probiotic Clinical Strength; Magnesium 300 Powder; Magnesium 300 Cap; Neuro Response™; One Daily Cap; Tranquil Response™; Turmeric Response™ Powder; Vegan Protein; Vitamin D3 5000IUDietary Supplements


Sierra Madre Honey Co.

Organic Honey, HoneyHoney


Nomolotus LLC

Truvani TurmericTurmeric Supplement


Biomic Sciences LLC

RestoreHealthy Gut Supplement


Goat Partners International Inc.

Full Cream Goat Milk Powder; Spring Meadows Creamery Goat Cheddar; Whole goat milk powder with Folate, Vitamin D3 and B12; Green Goat UHT goat milkDairy


Kabrita USA

Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler FormulaToddler Formula


Naturesage Ltd.

Clary Sage Seed OilClary Sage seed oil


Purium

Biome MedicDietary Supplement


Wedderspoon Organic NZ Limited

Conventional Multifloral Manuka Honey-All Variants, Conventional Monofloral Manuka Honey- All Variants, Organic Multifloral Manuka Honey- All Variants, Organic Monofloral Manuka Honey- All Variants, Conventional Beechwood-All Variants, Conventional Rata-All Variants, Conventional Thyme-All Variants, Conventional Dandelion All Variants, Apple Cider Vinegar with K16 Manuka Honey, Organic Manuka Honey Drops Ginger with Echinacea, Organic Manuka Honey Drops Lemon with Bee Propolis, Organic Manuka Honey Drops Eucalyptus with Bee Propolis, Organic Manuka Honey Drops Fennel and CinnamonHoney Products and Others


Nutrex Hawaii

BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® 12 mg, BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® 4 mg, BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® Vegan 12 mg, BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® Vegan 4mg, BioAstin® Supreme™ Hawaiian Astaxanthin®, OmegaAstin™ Hawaiian Astaxanthin®, JointAstin™ Hawaiian Astaxanthin®Supplements


Foodstirs

Organic Chewy Oat Bar Mix - Chocolate Coconut, Organic Chewy Oat Bar Mix – Cinnamon Raisin, Organic Chewy Oat Bar Mix – Very Berry Chocolate Chip, Organic Molten Chocolate Chip Minute Mug Cake, Organic Chocolate Lovers Brownie, Organic Sunday Stacks Pancake, Organic Chocolate Chippy Cookie, Organic Sweet Potato Pancake, Organic Brooklyn Salted Chocolate Chip Brownie, Organic Simply Sweet Vanilla Cake, Organic Sweet Tooth Sugar Cookie, Organic Ultimate Chocolate Cake, Organic Snickerdoodle Blondie, Organic Cinnamon Swirl Minute Mug Cake, Organic Celebration Confetti Minute Mug CakeBaking Mix


Hardy Fit

SmartVineWine

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