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.

We work with third party laboratories which will test your products to make sure they do not contain glyphosate or the glyphosate metabolite AMPA.

What we certify:

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

If you are a 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.

To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free, your product must have no glyphosate or AMPA residues down to the limits of laboratory detection (usually between 0.1 ppb and 20 ppb depending on the product), a standard that is tougher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Limits (MRL).

What is ‘Glyphosate In Transition’ certification?
Glyphosate, as the World’s most used herbicide, is found all over America and the Globe – in our environment, in our water and in our food.

For this reason, even if you have a good level of control over your supply chain, it is possible that your product will contain glyphosate.

For this reason we are giving food manufacturers a chance to remove the glyphosate from their supply chain over a 2 year period by focusing on this issue.

Glyphosate In Transition products have to show a low detection level (under 200 ppb of glyphosate and AMPA) in the first third party testing and then have to reduce this level to ‘Glyphosate Residue Free’ within a 2-year period.

This enables food producers to make a very clear pledge to their customers – ‘We are taking the glyphosate issue very seriously – Our product is in transition to Glyphosate Residue Free!’

Why should I get my product Glyphosate Residue Free or Glyphosate in Transition 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!

Why should I get my product ‘Glyphosate In Transition’ certified?
Glyphosate In Transition certification enables food producers to make a very clear pledge to their customers – ‘We are taking the glyphosate issue very seriously – Our product is in transition to Glyphosate Residue Free!’
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 (maximum 20 ppb ) Quinoa (grain): USDA Organic (maximum 250 ppb) , Glyphosate Residue Free (maximum 20 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 and Glyphosate In Transition certified:

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 and Glyphosate In Transition certified 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’ or ‘Glyphosate In Transition’ as long as the methods used by the third-party laboratory, for testing for glyphosate / AMPA residues, can provide a clear quantifiable result for your product.
How thorough is the Glyphosate Free Testing Program?
The Glyphosate Residue Free and Glyphosate In Transition testing program is based on the work of independent ISO certified laboratories in the U.S., 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 regular spot checks are performed.

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 certified laboratory to test your product(s) confidentially for glyphosate and AMPA residues.
  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 certified 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 certification upon signing the agreement (this price covers certification for all your products).
  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 and Glyphosate In Transition certification programs (the “Programs”) have 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 and Glyphosate In Transition (“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 Programs, 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 Programs are not ultimately required to produce a Glyphosate Residue Free product or required to utilize Glyphosate Residue Free or Glyphosate In Transition 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 or Glyphosate In Transition.

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 collection or 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 to be certified Glyphosate Residue Free:

  • A representative sample of an identified Product must be collected and sent to the agreed third-party laboratory for analysis in accordance with Program sampling requirements at least 3 times a year – from 3 different Production Lots; In-house or third-party laboratory testing must also be performed on every lot for ingredient suppliers – with confidential results supplied to The Detox Project on demand or during audit.
  • The sample must be laboratory tested by a qualified laboratory (if accepted) in accordance with the Programs testing requirements (using LC-MS/MS methods); and
  • Test results must show that the product contains no detected glyphosate residue or AMPA residue down to the lowest possible limits of detection (LOD) – usually 0.01 parts per million (ppm) unless otherwise noted and always below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Levels (MRL).
  • Glyphosate Residue Free certification testing is based on government-accepted limit-of-detection protocols.

In order for a food product to be certified Glyphosate In Transition:

  • A representative sample of an identified Product must be collected and sent to the agreed third-party laboratory for analysis in accordance with Program sampling requirements at least 3 times a year – from 3 different Production Lots;  In-house or third-party laboratory testing must also be performed on every lot for ingredient suppliers – with confidential results supplied to The Detox Project on demand or during audit.
  • The sample must be laboratory tested by a qualified laboratory (if accepted by the owner of the Programs) in accordance with the Programs testing requirements (using LC-MS/MS methods); and
  • The first two consecutive samples sent for lab testing a minimum of 3 months apart, must show a reduction in glyphosate levels.
  • Test results must show that the product contains under 0.2 parts per million (ppm) of glyphosate residue and AMPA residue. Within two (2) calendar years of the first test of a specific product the specific product must reach the Glyphosate Residue Free standard, if it does not Glyphosate In Transition certification will be automatically be cancelled and will not be able to be re-applied for within a 5-year period.

The product name is clearly stated on the Certificate issued upon certification. The owner of the Programs 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 us 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 Client.

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 / producer is unwilling or unable to correct observed discrepancies;
  • A food manufacturer / producer is unwilling or unable to meet financial or contractual arrangements;
  • A food manufacturer / producer is intentionally misusing the Glyphosate Residue Free or Glyphosate In Transition certification mark; or
  • A food manufacturer / 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 or Glyphosate In Transition 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 stamp.

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


Leaf & Love Organics

Organic LemonadeLemonade


Heavenly Organics

Acacia Honey, Neem Honey, White
Honey, Chocolate Mint Patties,
Chocolate Almond Patties,
Chocolate Pomegranate Patties,
Chocolate Ginger Patties, Double
Dark Chocolate Patties, Sugar
Acacia Honey, Neem Honey, White
Honey, Chocolate Mint Patties,
Chocolate Almond Patties,
Chocolate Pomegranate Patties,
Chocolate Ginger Patties, Double
Dark Chocolate Patties, Sugar


Chosen Foods

100% Pure 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
100% Pure 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


Honey Solutions

100% Pure HoneyHoney


Naturesage Ltd.

HeartSavior™
Cholesterol Supplement


MegaFood

Adrenal Strength®, Adult
B-Centered™, Alpha-Teen™, Baby
& Me™, Baby & Me 2, Baby and Me
Canada, Balanced B Complex,
Balanced Minerals, Blood Builder®
30, Blood Builder® 60, Blood
Builder Mini, Bone Health,
Calcium, Cal, Magnesium &
Potassium, Complex C, Daily
C-Protect Nutrient Booster
Powder™ Box, Daily Energy
Nutrient Booster Powder™ Box,
Daily Maca Plus for Men, Daily
Maca Plus for Women, Daily Purify
Nutrient Booster PowderTM, Daily
Turmeric Nutrient Booster
Powder™ Box, Dream Release™,
E & Selenium, GTF Chromium 100
mcg, Kid’s B Complex, Kid’s Daily
B-Centered Nutrient Booster
Powder™, Kid’s Daily Immune
Nutrient Booster Powder™, Kid’s
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 mg,
Un-Stress®, Vegan B12, Vitamin
D-3 1000 IU, Vitamin D-3 2000 IU,
Wild Blueberry, Women’s One
Daily, Women’s One Daily -
California Blend, Women Over
40TM One Daily, Zinc.
Dietary 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
Dairy


Kabrita USA

Kabrita Goat Milk
Toddler Formula
Toddler Formula


Naturesage Ltd.

Clary Sage Seed OilClary Sage seed oil


Purium

Biome MedicDietary Supplement

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