Mind Body & Spirits, an eco-conscious restaurant in Rochester, Mich., has recently joined the less than 12 restaurants in the country that are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Oregon Tilth, a third-party nonprofit organization supporting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture, audited Mind Body & Spirit to be sure it is adhering to strict guidelines for the handling and storage of every product that enters the restaurant. Each item must be kept out of contact with any toxic, artificial or otherwise harmful substances.
Half roasted chicken at Mind Body & Spirits
Mind Body & Spirits, which has been open about a year, is Michigan's first fully certified organic restaurant. For more information on organic certification, visit the USDA's Web site.
Nonprofit organization GS1 US along with 55 foodservice manufacturers, distributors and operators have launched the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative. The initiative recommends adoption of a common timeline for voluntary company implementation of GS1 Global standards for company identification, item identification and product description.
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