Our International Certifications
Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic. Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only approved substances.
The Japanese Agricultural Standard is a general system for labeling agricultural products in Japan, which has existed since 1950. The specific rules for organic products have been introduced in the year 2000. The JAS standard applies to the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, livestock, wild collection, mushrooms. In order for a product produced in any part of the world to be recognized as organic within Japan, the operator needs certification in accordance with this Standard.
The European Union organic logo can only be used on products that have been certified as organic by an authorised control agency or body. This means that they have fulfilled strict conditions on how they must be produced, processed, transported and stored.
NSF Gluten Free
The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation ) gluten-free certification is a third-party certification that verifies that ingredients and products are gluten-free and comply with the U.S. FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Final Rule. Certification is available for companies at the beginning, middle or end of the production supply chain. The verification process involves cross-contamination controls, audit, tests and inspection of ingredients, products and facilities.
For a product to be kosher certified, and to qualify for a kosher certificate, each ingredient, food additive and processing aid used in its production must also be kosher. Additionally, to be kosher certified, the production process must be suitable for kosher requirements and therefore it must be approved by a kosher auditor. Products may be rendered non-kosher if their production lines and equipment are also used to manufacture non-kosher products. When your product or establishment is certified Kosher, shoppers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality.