Our facilities have met specific requirements for the certifications below. Please note that certifications for individual products may vary. Be sure to check product labels for the most accurate information on product certifications.
According to FDA definition, the labeling claim “gluten-free” means:
(i) That the food bearing the claim in its labeling does not contain any one of the following:
(1) An ingredient that is a gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt wheat);
(2) An ingredient that is derived from a gluten-containing grain and that has not been processed to remove gluten
FDA will use a scientifically valid method that can reliably detect the presence of 20 ppm gluten in a variety of food matrices, including both raw and cooked or baked products.
To earn gluten-free certification under this program, companies must have a gluten-free compliance plan and undergo onsite inspections of their production and handling facilities. During the onsite audit, accredited inspectors collect a random sample of each product for testing to confirm gluten-free integrity of 20 parts per million (ppm) or less. In addition, the inspector verifies that the company is conducting the appropriate raw ingredient testing or that raw ingredients are being sourced from an NSF International approved supplier.
The onsite audit requirement also helps verify that product manufacturers and handlers have procedures to prevent contamination and commingling, which is critically important for those with gluten allergies and gluten-intolerance. Like with all NSF International certification programs, monitoring for ongoing compliance with the standard is an essential part of certification and includes annual manufacturing facility inspections and product testing.
Learn more about the NSF Gluten-Free certification here: http://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/what-is-nsf-certification/gluten-free-certification.
Notice to Customers: PBfit® is a gluten-free product but is not certified by NSF.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (the “Orthodox Union”) is the sole and exclusive owner of the OU Kosher Logo certification mark, a federally and internationally registered trademark for kosher certification. It may only be used with the express written permission of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division.
Products are endorsed as kosher only when bearing the OU emblem on the label. Consumers are directed to check the ingredient panel of products on a regular basis for changes in the Kosher status that may occur as a result of reformulation.
Learn more about the Orthodox Union Kosher certification here: https://oukosher.org/kosher-overview/steps-to-kosher-certification/.
The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply.
BetterBody Foods has achieved Non-GMO Project verified status for most of our products. Compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard is determined through a document-based evaluation and, when required, on-site inspection of production facilities including a testing of product. As a holder of this certificate, we warrant that our verified products will remain in full compliance with the terms and conditions of the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program and the Non-GMO Project Standard.
Learn more about obtaining a Non-GMO Project certification here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/product-verification/steps-to-verification/.
Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic. These regulations describe the specific standards required for you to use the word “organic” or the USDA organic seal on food, feed, or fiber products. The USDA National Organic Program administers these regulations, with substantial input from its citizen advisory board and the public.
To carry out certain provisions of the Bioterrorism Act, FDA established regulations requiring that:
• Food facilities register with FDA, and
• FDA be given advance notice on shipments of imported food.
These regulations became effective on December 12, 2003.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), enacted on January 4, 2011, amended section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), in relevant part, to require that facilities engaged in manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding food for consumption in the United States submit additional registration information to FDA, including an assurance that FDA will be permitted to inspect the facility at the times and in the manner permitted by the FD&C Act. Section 415 of the FD&C Act, as amended by FSMA, also requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations every other year, and provides FDA with authority to suspend the registration of a food facility in certain circumstances. Specifically, if FDA determines that food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a registered food facility has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, FDA may by order suspend the registration of a facility that:
Created, caused, or was otherwise responsible for such reasonable probability; or
Knew of, or had reason to know of, such reasonable probability; and packed, received, or held such food.
SQFI’s programs have been designed to meet the needs of suppliers, the food industry, and consumers. The SQF Code offers a solution for primary producers, manufacturers, distributors, and brokers by creating one standard for food safety from farm to fork. Also, by requiring both regulatory and customer compliance, the SQF code is equipped for an ever evolving market.
Learn more about obtaining an SQF certification here: http://www.sqfi.com/standards/.
In addition to overseeing the regulations governing safe food and agriculture, the UDAF protects the health and financial welfare of Utah consumers and businesses by assuring a fair and equitable market.
Learn more about obtaining a UDAF registration here: http://ag.utah.gov/licenses-registrations.html.