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Health Research Institute
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Tested Clean
Consumer Products Fund, 2020
Consumer Products
Project Description:

Pesticides are pervasive. Even organic products can be contaminated. The Tested Clean program informs consumers that manufacturers have gone the extra mile–excluding pesticides and verifying this through rigorous, independent testing.
Tested Clean is modeled after the highly successful Non-GMO Project that certifies over 60,000 consumer products. With expertise in certification and testing, Health Research Institute is well positioned to offer a similar certification for pesticides. HRI’s CEO and Chief Scientist was a leader in the development of the Non-GMO Project. He also designed and implemented ProTerra, an international sustainability certification evaluating millions of tons of soy yearly.
The Tested Clean seal, already on 30 products in over 500 stores, informs product choices by consumers. This year, we aim to recruit 40 pioneering companies to offer foods that are test-verified and labeled Tested Clean to assure consumers they are buying the cleanest, safest foods available.