Food Certifications

Thanks to our diligent pursuit of the proper food certifications, there shouldn’t be any confusion about what goes into a truRoots® product.

Rooted in tradition.

It means something to see the Certified USDA Organic seal on a package. Likewise, it matters to be Non-GMO Project® Verified.

These standards matter to truRoots. That’s why the brand employs traditional farming tech-niques that ensure the appropriate food certifications.

What is the definition of organic?

The national organic standards were fully implemented in October 2002. These standards give consumers clear and consistent product labeling by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Generally speaking, organic food and fiber crops are made without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

Specifically prohibited from organic crops are genetically modified organisms (GMO), irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge; all three practices are permissible in conventional agriculture. The USDA requires farms and production facilities, except for very small farms, to be certified organic before their products can claim to be organic. Smucker Natural Foods, Inc. takes great care to provide products that are made with high-quality ingredients. We verify that suppliers of our organic raw materials meet the requirements of the National Organic Program. Santa Cruz Organic is proud to be an official participant of The Non-GMO Project. For more information about The Non-GMO Project or to view our entire list of verified products to date, visit www.nongmoproject.org.

Certified organic history.

The implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program in 2012, enacted regulations and standards that products labeled "organic" are truly organic. Since then, the organic industry has shown increased growth and heightened consumer awareness. All Santa Cruz Organic brand products meet, or exceed these standards.

Non-GMO Project seal

truRoots® is proud to be an official participant of the Non-GMO Project. For more information about the Non-GMO Project or to view our entire list of verified products to date, visit www.nongmoproject.org.

Organic seal

We're certified! Learn more about how our products meet national organic standards.