Quality Control Process bulk spices
  • Before any product enters our country it must pass USA customs inspection (FDA / USDA).
  • Upon receiving material we conduct sensory and macroscopic evaluations to verify compliance to our specifications on:
    • Aroma
    • Flavor
    • Size
    • Color
  • Micro and Chemical laboratory onsite.
  • Third party certified laboratories are used for testing the following:
    • Pesticides (multi-column)
    • Physical Characteristics: Moisture, Volatile Oil
    • Microbiological Data: TPC, Yeast, Mold, Salmonella, Coliform, E. Coli
    • Heavy Metals (Prop 65 standard): Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury
    • Specialized laboratory testing can be added per customer request.
  • If product is found to not meet our microbiological specifications, the product is treated appropriately to assure the safest product possible.
    • Microbial reduction options include in house or 3rd party:
      • Steam heat treatment – organic processing
      • Ethylene Oxide (ETO)
      • Propylene Oxide (PPO)
      • Irradiation
  • If foreign matter is found, it will be hand processed and re-inspected for compliance.
  • Facilities operate under current HACCP & HARPC guidelines and are 3rd party audited.
  • Annual GMP audits conducted by many of our customers.
  • Allergen control program is in place.
  • Robust traceability program.