Bell Flavors and Fragrances has announced the completion of the annual audit on its expanded range of USDA certified organic flavors at its Northbrook, IL, location in partnership with Quality Assurance International (QAI).
QAI is authorized by the USDA as an international organic certification company that works to certify organic manufacturing processes and operations to comply with National Organic Program standards.
Each year, Bell certifies its organic flavors as a flavor manufacturing house that handles organic products prior to reaching consumers and store shelves. In order to be defined as organic, the flavors, botanicals and ingredients that Bell uses for final product applications must meet certain criteria and strict compliance standards, including growth and extraction without synthetic pesticides or GMO’s. Among other criteria, protein-producing animals are also treated properly and without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones.
Bell currently produces over 200 certified organic flavors held to these high QAI and USDA standards.