Five Ways Certifications Connect With Consumers
This certification brings credibility and consistency to the on-package claim and covers all animal products such as meat, poultry, seafood, fish, dairy and eggs.
Studies suggest over half of the antibiotics in the U.S. are used in animal food production. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the overuse of antibiotics in both human and veterinary medicine has led to the development of superbugs — bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been identified as a high-priority public health concern by the WHO, United Nations and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 43% of shoppers always or often buy meat raised without antibiotics at the grocery store.
Dual certifications to NSF’s Raised Without Antibiotics and Global Animal Wellness Standards require just one audit at your facility.
NSF’s RWA program includes three categories of certification to accommodate the differences in global regulatory definitions of antibiotics:
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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.
NSF International Launches Raised Without Antibiotics Certification
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