Crazy Richard’s is pleased to announce that we are the FIRST (and ONLY!) peanut butter company to receive the official certification for both Crazy Richard’s Creamy & Crazy Richard’s Crunchy Peanut Butters to qualify as “Glyphosate Residue Free Certified” by the Detox Project.
Here’s an excerpt from a press release put out from the Detox Project about what this certification is and how it is obtained:
“Glyphosate Residue Free certification for U.S. food ingredients and products was launched on March 19 2017 by The Detox Project, in a move that gives consumers a way of avoiding the ‘probably carcinogenic’ chemical. Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the World and has the highest public profile of any chemical used in food production. It has been found in a range of popular American food products and in the urine of 93% of people tested by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The revelation from WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015 that glyphosate is a ‘probable human carcinogen’ has led to consumers around the World asking for transparency regarding the levels of glyphosate in their food.
Henry Rowlands, Director of The Detox Project, stated on Tuesday that “Glyphosate Residue Free certification enables food manufacturers to give consumers what they really want – glyphosate residue free food. “Currently the toxic chemical testing standards for both non-organic and organic food are very weak but we aim to change this by certifying ingredients and food products – consumers have the right to know what toxic chemicals are in the food they buy at grocery stores across the U.S.” To be certified Glyphosate Residue Free, ingredients or food products must not contain glyphosate or AMPA residues exceeding the limits of laboratory detection (between 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) and 20 ppb, depending on the product), a standard that is tougher or the same as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs).”
To learn more about what glyphosate is and about the testing process, visit the Detox Project website and view the video below: