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Quality Standards

Our stores sell both organic and conventional products. For customers looking for non-GMO products or ingredients we recommend purchasing organic products, since organic standards prohibit GMOs, or choosing products with a Non-GMO Project Verified or NSF Non-GMO Certified logo. You can learn more at wholefoodsmarket.com/gmo-labeling .

All meat and poultry in our Whole Foods Market Meat department must meet our Quality Standards, which include animal welfare. The fresh beef, pork, chicken, lamb and turkey requires 100+ animal welfare standards, and, except for kosher turkey, are Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified. Learn more here .

All wild-caught seafood in our Seafood department is certified or rated for sustainability, and farmed seafood is third-party-verified Responsibly Farmed. Learn more here .

For eggs in our Dairy department, we have Animal Welfare Standards for Laying Hens here .

We ban 150+ ingredients from all food that we sell in our stores, including hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and certain colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Learn more here .

Unacceptable ingredients for body care we sell can be found here .

Unacceptable ingredients for supplements we sell can be found here .

Unacceptable ingredients for household cleaning products we sell can be found here .

For the most accurate information about store recycling services, we recommend contacting your local store directly. Find your local store .

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