Certifications and Honors
USDA ORGANIC - GRADE A
We are certified Grade A and inspected by California Department of Food and Agriculture. Grade A is the highest standard for milk in California. We have to pass the bacteria and pathogen standards that are meant for pasteurized milk… without pasteurizing. The coliform standard is 10, SPC is 15,000 and pathogen standard is Not Detected in all products all the time. There are also rigorous quarterly inspections where our facilities and equipment is inspected to ensure it is up to Grade A requirements and code. We have a great working relationship with our California inspectors and they hold us to a high standard that we are proud to achieve. About CDFA Grade A Certification
All our dairy products, pastures, and cows are certified organic by Organic Certifiers in Ventura, CA. Examples of organic standards in our products include: not having any ingredients that are not certified organic, maintaining records of all sales and purchases for auditing, not using banned chemicals. About Organic Certifiers
Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is the leading non-profit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter. When you see the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label on a product you can be assured that the food products have come from facilities that meet precise, objective standards for farm animal treatment.
The laws of “Kashrus” include a comprehensive legislation concerning permitted and forbidden foods. There are several aspects to these dietary rules. We will consider each aspect in turn. Kosher milk products must derive from kosher animals. In addition, the milk of impure cattle and game (e.g. donkey milk) is prohibited. Dairy products, of course, also may not contain non-kosher additives, and they may not include meat products or derivatives (for example, many types of cheese are manufactured with animal fats).
Additionally, a number of pre-processed foods contain small portions of milk products, such as whey. According to food product regulations, such tiny additives do not have to be declared on the packaging but may nevertheless render the product non-kosher.
KOSHER-CERTIFICATE OF KASHRUS -BY RABBI LEVY I. ZIRKIND, RABBINIC ADMINISTRATOR
TOP RATED (5 COW SCORE) CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE
The Cornucopia Institute engages in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to consumers, family farmers, and the media.
Although our finished products cannot be shipped across state lines, we are listed as an Interstate Milk Shipper under the FDA. This allows us to sell excess skim (byproduct of making cream) to other creameries for their use across state lines. This involves on-farm testing for antibiotics of all milk received and maintaining PMO-grade facilities. Find our Listing Here