For 20 years, High Quality Organics has had a global presence and it is the pioneer of 100% organic ingredients. Our focus and trusted reputation is food safety and high-quality products, from now over 40 countries around the world.
Our joy has been to serve with the farmers and their associates, the many diverse cultures and countries. Our determination has been to work through the challenges of working with developing nations, by utilizing our experience, expertise and commitment to our own continuing education.
The bar is set at the highest level for food safety and quality, when meeting the requirements of 100% certified organic products.
- Non GMO
- Pesticide/Herbicide Free
- Pathogen Free
- No Irradiation/Toxic Gas Fumigation
- Full Traceability
We are Globally Integrated and sourcing from over 40 counties. No other company is committed to 100% Certified Organic Ingredients AND in addition has the high standards of safety, quality and know how that we guarantee.
HQO-Implemented Quality Control Procedures
- Continually updating and tightening our supplier approval process
- Raw materials are tested for quality standards: microbiological, chemical and organoleptic
- Additional validation studies are being conducted on the steam treatment procedures to ensure the necessary log reduction of microbials
- Partnerships with third party laboratories and steam treatment operations
- HQO holds SQF Level 2 Certification
- HQO and employees have become American Spice Trade Association (ASTA) members
On-going Quality Control Activities
- On-going GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Analysis of quality procedures to ensure we are staying ahead of the curve on food safety issues and concerns
- On-going internal FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) training with employees
From earth to table, we strive to control and every component of product safety, and capture and record specific data with every lot we acquire.
All of our farmers have a coded farm map outlining the various plots they operate. This allows the farmer to keep track of his product from the origination of seeds and planting, growing and harvesting practices to the processing and shipping procedures. The attention to detail our farmers and quality assurance team provide ensures a safe product our customers trust.
All materials are specifically dried to maintain color and volatile oils. Herbs, Spice, Botanicals, Tea and Medicinals, are carefully processed through effective equipment to separate and eliminate extraneous material. The process flow conveys the product through stem separators, stratified sifters, cylinder separators, fine sifters and gravity tables. The materials are then cut and precision sifted to final specification.
Finished product is assured metal free and NEVER will we use chemical, irradiation or gas treatments for microbiological and pathogen elimination and control. We ONLY 100% Organically approved methods.
Metal detectors and magnetic separators – To ensure against metal fragments which may be brought in from the field, the spices run through multiple metal detectors and magnetic separators during processing, then through a final detector/separator and screening at packaging.
High Quality Organics is SQF Level 2 Certified
For the third year in a row, High Quality Organics (HQO) has achieved SQF Level 2 certification. This food safety certification is a critical part of servicing the leading food manufacturers and retailers in America and abroad. It is based on government and industry food safety requirements and ensures everyone in the supply chain, from growers to distributors, are producing a product to the highest quality and food safety standards.
SQF Certification is also recognized globally and benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Level 2 certification includes a rigorous audit process (just ask our quality team!) that ensures we follow Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety regulations and are compliant with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
As a wholesale supplier of bulk organic herbs and spices, botanicals, teas, ancient grains, dried fruit and vegetables and more, HQO is proud to reach this level of food safety certification. A huge kudos goes to our Quality Team for ensuring we are always providing the best quality and safest products possible.