For more than 30 years, Quality Assurance International (QAI, an NSF company) has been an active industry leader for the fast-growing U.S. organic sector, which topped $55 billion in food and non-food sales in 2019. We certify products to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) and to the organic standards in Canada, Mexico and the European Union. We also support companies across the supply chain to export organic products to Asian markets.
QAI offers industry-leading technical expertise to guide you, dedicated and responsive account representatives and unparalleled brand recognition.
Why Choose QAI for Organic Certification
We are committed to providing these unique value propositions to our clients around the world:
- Dedicated account representatives
- Unparalleled technical expertise in complex product formulations
- The most recognized certifier logo
- Flexible pricing to support early-stage companies
- Fastest average timelines to add new facilities, fields and products
- A secure, easy-to-use online client portal
- Opportunity to save time and money by bundling with non-GMO or gluten-free certification, or NSF food safety services and certifications
From farm to fork, we bring organic industry knowledge to all sectors: crops, foods, poultry and livestock, dairy, foodservice, retail, dietary supplements, and personal care. In addition, we provide these organic certifications:
Organic Personal Care Product Certification
Today's consumers want clean beauty products made with natural, toxin-free ingredients they recognize. In fact, the global organic personal care market is projected to reach $25.11 billion by 2025, according to Grandview Research.
To support this demand, we offer third-party organic certification for beauty and body care products. Depending on your formulation, we can certify to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) or to NSF/ANSI 305: Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.
The well-recognized NSF/ANSI 305 certification mark gives consumers the confidence that their personal care products contain at least 70% certified-organic ingredients and that these ingredients are derived from a botanical source. Based on NOP regulations, the NSF/ANSI 305 standard allows for approved processes and ingredients necessary for personal care product effectiveness. To get a pre-assessment to verify whether your formulation is eligible for certification, please complete the contact form on this page.
NSF’s Certified Transitional program incentivizes and recognizes growers and food brands during the three-year transition period required to switch from conventional to organic farming practices, before they can earn certification and market products bearing the USDA organic seal. Because only 1% of U.S. farmland is organic, farmers in North America struggle to meet rising global demand for organic food.
Certification allows you to use the Certified Transitional mark on products that include ingredients grown using organic methods during the last two years of transition to:
- Raise consumer awareness about your commitment to growing sustainable organic acreage in North America and beyond
- Share inspiring farmer stories with your target audience
- Allow you to earn premium pricing during the transition period
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