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LABEL REPORT CARD | LABEL CATEGORY SEARCH: Pest Management
Label Logo How meaningful is the label? Is the label verified? Is the meaning of the label consistent? Are the label standards publicly available? Is information about the organization publicly available? Is the organization free from conflict of interest? Was the label developed with broad public and industry input?
Green Shield Certified Meaningful1 Yes2 Yes3 Yes Yes Yes Yes4
NutriClean - Residue Free Certification Somewhat5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Protected Harvest Highly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rainforest Alliance Certified Highly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stemilt No6 Yes No7 No No No No
1. The label would be considered "highly meaningful" if onsite inspections occurred annually rather than once every three years, if unannounced inspections were used, and if meeting standards could be verified more objectively.
2. However, on-site inspections only occur once every three years, and unannounced visits are rarely if ever used.
3. Many of the standards are qualitative; they depend on the judgment of the evaluator and on information provided by the company, both of which may vary.
4. Some “commercial” funding comes from certification fees, but the program is primarily funded by grants.
5. However, for some pesticides on specific products, the Nutriclean detection limits are the same as federal safety limits and therefore does not add value over conventional products in all instances. Therefore, at times the label is not meaningful and can be misleading.
6. The meaning of the Stemilt label could not be determined since Stemilt Growers does not make its standards publicly available.
7. The meaning of the Stemilt label could not be determined.


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