January 2023 Newsletter


Below is our newsletter for January 2023. If you have not yet had a consultation with one of our scientists to see if you are qualified for the R.A.W./C.L.E.A.N. Certification, please select a date and time that works best for you: Book consultation with a scientist.
Newsletter | January 2023



Statement From Our Executive Director

Hope you are doing well! The R.A.W./C.L.E.A.N. Food Certification is pioneering a Standard for the global clean food movement. The Certification represents a science-based, integrative methodology to capture the "farm to table" journey of food. This month we spotlight Virentia, an incredible company whose Alfalfa defines what the R.A.W./C.L.E.A.N. movement is all about.

Warmest regards,

Michelle Jeffalone
Executive Director

Featured Members


Gingerbug Ginger Beer is inspired by this original version, brewed in oak barrels, using four simple ingredients: organic ginger root, organic cold pressed lemon juice, organic cane sugar, and reverse-osmosis filtered water.

Each bottle of Gingerbug is packed with naturally occurring probiotics, which can aid in digestion, assist the body in breaking down food and absorbing nutrients, and help to fight off disease. The result is an unparalleled beverage that is both full of life and flavour – an exciting balance of health and enjoyment using only four ingredients.

Their mission is:

   To add an exciting new option to the world of non-alcoholic, fermented beverages;

    To produce approachable fermented beverages for people new to fermentation; and

    To offer a healthy alternative to mainstream soda pop


C.L.E.A.N./R.A.W. Certifications are holistic systems certifications for packaged food products and supplements, which integrate multiple aspects of the production process from ingredient selection to manufacturing to delivery – the entire supply chain.

They embrace and include other food certification requirements and principles like GMP, HACCP, FSMA, HARPC, USDA Organic, Non-GMO and more, and are applicable to a wide range of packaged food products and supplements, including snack bars, health drinks, fermented beverages, ready-to-eat foods, juices, oils, functional foods, and nutritional supplements.

Certified C.L.E.A.N. and Certified R.A.W. are projects of
International Center for Integrative Systems,
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