Raised Without Antibiotics Certification

Get the only independent certification mark that assures consumers animal products were produced without exposure to antibiotics.
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NSF Raised Without Antibiotics certification mark

Today's consumers are increasingly concerned that animals are humanely raised and handled. More than a third of shoppers frequently buy meat, poultry and other foods with a “no antibiotics” claim.1 Overuse of antibiotics in both human and veterinary medicine has led to the rise of superbugs, or bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

NSF’s Raised Without Antibiotics (RWA) certification brings credibility and consistency to a category where products often bear confusing and unverified label claims. The RWA protocol requires that no antibiotics of any kind were used in the raising animals. RWA is the only independent certification that covers all animal foods including meat, poultry, seafood, fish, dairy and eggs.

Three Reasons to Choose NSF Certification

  • Differentiate your products with NSF’s independently verified certification mark
  • Support humane agricultural practices that resonate with issue-conscious consumers
  • Save time and money by bundling with certification to NSF’s Global Animal Wellness Standards or to the Non-GMO Project, or with other NSF food safety services and certifications

1 https://www.consumerreports.org/overuse-of-antibiotics/what-no-antibiotic-claims-really-mean/

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NSF and JD Fresh Held Raised Without Antibiotics and Food Safety Assurance Forum in China

November 22, 2019

On October 30, NSF and JD Fresh signed a memorandum of understanding during the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao. Both parties committed to promote Raised Without Antibiotics certification in China, to implement the “One Certification, Recognized Everywhere” initiative proposed by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China and to promote the application of China-HACCP in the domestic supplier management system. JD Fresh, China’s leading fresh food e-commerce platform, is committed to giving priority to companies that have obtained NSF certifications.