MANUFACTURING, QUALITY CONTROL
Photo of our team inspecting fennel fields in Turkey
Our value to our customers – from small start-ups to the largest global brands – is in our personal relationships and network with hundreds of organic family farmers around the world. We source the highest quality and safest organic ingredients year-round, from over 30 countries on all six continents. If you need it, we know where to get it.
Our expertise in quality control and flavor formulation make us your trusted partner in developing any food product. Because we have access to every step in the supply chain – from sourcing organic seed and growing the crop to the transportation, manufacturing and distribution of the ingredient – we have the ability to provide unprecedented and consistent quality.
Ginger drying rack in India
Chamomile in Egypt
Metal detection, one of our many safety process controls
For each 1% increase in organic matter, cropland could store the amount of water that flows over the Niagra falls in 150 days. - USDA*
Healthy soil and organic matter can hold up to 20 times its weight in water. This is vial during drought periods.
Organic soil uses about 30% less energy per unit of yield
"In the organic industry, we are all about sharing our information with each other. Everything we do has the end consumer in mind as well as our customers. "
Dawn - Research and Development Director
Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering (GMOs) may not be used.
OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying more than 500,000 products produced in over 6,000 plants located in 80 counties around the world. The OU was termed a “coveted seal of approval” by The New York Times, and is one of the world’s best-known trademarks.
Fair Trade goods are just that. Fair. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear the Fair Trade logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. Fair Trade helps farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.
SQF is a globally recognized rigorous food safety and quality certification based on scientific principles and applied across all industry sectors. SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management certification.
HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.
ASTA (American Spice Trade Association), the voice of the U.S. spice industry, works to ensure clean, safe spices and shape public policy on behalf of the global industry.
IFOAM’s (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) mission is leading, uniting and assisting the organic movement in its full diversity. IFOAM’s goal is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.