What is RFree Food certification?

RFree Food certifies that food products, as part of their official production process, have not been subject to religious ritual.

What does RFree Food certification mean for food processing businesses?

RFree Food certification provides businesses a simple and respectful means to inform consumers that, as part of their official production process, specific products have not been subject to religious ritual.

Especially for those businesses that produce both food products that are subject to religious ritual and those that are not (often within the same facility), the RFree Food certification provides the information and differentiation increasingly demanded by consumers.

Businesses may self-certify their entire organization, specific facilities and/or specific products as RFree Food. There is no cost to use official RFree Food logos. Download here!

What does RFree Food certification mean for restaurants and foodservice businesses?

RFree Food certification provides restaurant and foodservice businesses a simple and respectful means to inform customers that specific products, dishes and/or ingredients, have not as part of their official production process, been subject to religious ritual. Businesses may self-certify their entire organization, products and/or menu as as RFree Food. There is no cost to use official RFree Food logos. Download here!

What does RFree Food certification mean for consumers?

Quite simply, RFree Food certification is one more piece of information that consumers may use to make a purchase decision. Just as ingredient or nutrition information may inform consumer decisions, so too does the RFree Food certification.

As the RFree Food certification and logos become more internationally established, interested consumers are encouraged to ask their favourite supermarket, restaurant and foodservice establishments for more RFree Food product selection.

Why would consumers choose RFree Food certified products?

Many consumers purchase products because they have been subject to specific rituals and thus meet their religious requirements. Some consumers do not care if a food product has been subject to a religious ritual, or not. However, as consumers become more informed, a growing number want to at least know if any given food product has been subject to religious ritual at some point in the production process. Further, a growing number of consumers are choosing to purchase food products because they know they have not been subject to religious ritual at some point in the production process.

Why would a consumer choose RFree Food certified products? The reasons can be as varied and carry equal conviction as those given in choosing religiously certified foods. Further, those consumers that do not care either way may have equally simple or complex reasons. In all cases, the choice is personal and it is a growing consumer rights issue to know the facts.

What RFree Food certification offers:

RFree Food is a simple and respectful certification that offers:

  • Companies a means to provide the information and differentiation increasingly demanded by consumers.
  • Consumers one more piece of information to make informed purchase decisions.
  • A means to help expand clarity and respect between companies, consumers and religious traditions