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CIW Nationwide Fair Food Label

CIW labelfairfoodThe Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has officially released a Fair Food label to help shoppers identify which tomatoes come from ethical farms. Look for the label at  your local stores and restaurants.

The label will be available to all grocery stores and restaurants that participate in the Fair Food Program. Stores and restaurants in the program pay a small premium when they buy Florida tomatoes, with the premium going to increase wages for farm workers. They also commit to a worker-created Code of Conduct to ensure safe working conditions and prevent forced labor, sexual harassment and child labor in the fields. The Fair Food Program has been called “the best workplace monitoring program in the US,” in the New York Times and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day,” in the Washington Post and has won widespread recognition for its unique effectiveness from a broad spectrum of human rights observers, from the United Nations to the White House.  http://www.fairfoodprogram.org/

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program is a unique partnership among farmers, farm workers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farm workers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and to eliminate the longstanding abuses that have plagued agriculture for generations. 

Last Published: May 16, 2018 3:51 PM