Certified Paleo, the most popular of the Paleo Certification programs certifies products that contain Paleo Diet ingredients, but have some 21st century processing methods allowing for shelf stability.
The Paleo Friendly Program allows for products that are generally regarded as gray-area products such as kombucha, dark chocolate, and even grass-fed dairy. Some restrictions apply.
The PaleoVegan Program requires that products meet Paleo criteria, but must also contain no animal products, or by-products such as honey, or colorings derived from insects.
STEPS TO CERTIFICATION
Step 1: APPLICATION
Your application is the first active step towards Paleo Certification. The Paleo Foundation Team will maintain your company information in the strictest confidence.
Step 2: AUDIT
After the application is submitted, The Paleo Foundation will request ingredient specifications from the manufacturer to ensure that the product complies with the certification program. This process takes an average of 6-8 weeks.In the event that a product cannot be certified, a refund in full will be issued to the applicant.
Step 3: AGREEMENT
Once your products have been assessed by the Paleo Foundation Team and have shown compliance with Certification Program Standards, an agreement will be drawn up and sent via CudaSign.com
Step 4: CERTIFICATION
Once the agreements have been signed, you will receive a Letter of Approval, Logos, and a Certificate of Completion granting you the right to display our trademarked logos on certified products.
“Getting Certified Paleo has opened so many doors for my business… I can’t imagine doing business without them… I sing [their] high praises wherever I go. “
“This is just our experience but.. There are so many different ways that being Certified Paleo has helped us that it is difficult to count. The two biggest reasons we love being Certified Paleo with them is 1) they spread the word via newsletters, social media, and a web presence, 2) adding quick visual validation on our packaging and marketing materials by virtue of the Certified Paleo seal of approval and, 3) as far as certifications go, no one helps get us in front of our exact target demographic more than Karen and the Paleo Foundation team.
This certification is a no-brainer for any company looking to grow quickly in the Paleo market.”
“Utilizing the Paleo Foundation seal of approval on all of our packaging helps ensure that our corporate level buyers and our customers alike are fully aware that they are making a healthy decision to buy a high integrity product. In a VERY competitive business climate, Paleo Certification helps us delineate our products from the competition and gives us a competitive edge.”
“From day one, our business has been deeply rooted in the Paleo Community. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work from those in the Paleo Foundation and their dedication to ensure that the public are informed consumers.
Having our EVOO Certified Paleo from the Paleo Foundation has been extremely beneficial to our business. The certification helped us gain an immense amount of recognition from both inside and outside of the Paleo Community. They do a great job promoting and providing networking opportunities for their clients and consumers alike.”
“Karen Pendergrass [from the Paleo Foundation] has been incredible, enthusiastic, and tireless in her efforts on behalf of the rapidly growing Paleo category. She has paved the way for many hundreds of small businesses to collectively join a growing category and gain a strong and powerful voice championing natural food in an industry that is tough to stand for your values in. She is our loudest and proudest champion, shouting from rooftops and using every resource within her possession to lobby on our behalf, represent us, inform us and keep us laughing in the face of the endless obstacles.
There is no single other person I would want to have on my side than Karen Pendergrass. ”