Quality Standards
We’re dedicated to helping you make informed choices

Our business is to sell the highest quality foods we can find at the most competitive prices possible. We evaluate quality in terms of nutrition, freshness, appearance, and taste. Our search for quality is a never-ending process involving the careful judgment of buyers throughout the company.


Seafood Quality Standards
Whether it's wild-caught or farmed, fresh or frozen, everything in our seafood department adheres to our Quality Standards, which are the highest in the industry.
Seafood Quality Standards
Meat and Animal Welfare Standards
At Whole Foods Market, we're dedicated to helping you make informed choices about the food you eat. It's often easy to forget that the burger, steak or drumstick on your plate was once an animal. How was that animal raised?
Meat and Animal Welfare Standards
Organic Body Care Standards
For your health—and that of the planet—we've expanded organic standards to body care, we're using "greener" packaging and we're insisting on even safer ingredients.
Organic Body Care Standards
Unacceptable Ingredients for Food
The following list contains ingredients that Whole Foods Market finds unacceptable in food products.
Unacceptable Ingredients for Food
Whole Body Quality Standards
No hidden agenda, just solid standards. From supplements to body care products -- we've done the homework for you!
Whole Body Quality Standards
Premium Body Care Standards
People are looking for safer, more natural body care products, but there is a lot of confusion about what "natural" actually means.
Premium Body Care Standards
Organic Food
Some things are just no brainers, like knowing you can always find a lot of organic food at our stores.
Organic Food