Product Information: Certifications

CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that the product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:

  • No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
  • Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
  • Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
  • Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.

Please be sure to browse all of HERBCo / Monterey Bay Herb Company's Organic Herbs & Spices.

HERBCo / Monterey Bay Herb Company's Organic Certification is by Quality Assurance International (QAI). We will provide a copy of certification papers upon your request.

Kosher Certified: This certification is to ensure that the product being sold is fit or proper for consumption by observant Jews. A food is given the designation Kosher if it conforms to the dietary laws concerning both the kinds of food and its prepartion as observed in Jewish tradition.

HERBCo / Monterey Bay Spice Company's Kosher Certification is by STAR-K. If you are interested in receiving a list of the products currently certified, please contact us.

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Good Manufacturing Practices - GMP Certified: HERBCo ensures the highest quality and safety standards at our facility. Our rigorous standards and operations have been reviewed and certified from Silliker Labs, a leading international consulting and testing laboratory. Silliker provides ongoing analysis of our operations and quality systems.

We also constantly strive to raise standards from our suppliers as well so that we can be sure to deliver the best possible products to our customers. Our best practices often exceed accreditation requirements, and we are proud to have such a well managed and maintained warehouse facility.

HERBCo / Monterey Bay Spice Company's Good Manufacturing Practices are ensured by Certification is by Silliker Labs.

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Good Manufacturing Practices - ALLERGEN and SENSITIZING STANDARD: HERBCo has added an allergen program to its Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) procedures. Packaging and product pages for allergens recognized in the United States and Canada are labeled with contents highlighting these known allergens. You can read our formal statements below as well as review a list of the allergens recognized, and the products that contain these allergens offered for sale by our company.

Read more about the products HERBCo has that have known allergens (as identified by United States and Canada) and also what practices HERBCo has put in place to help inform customers: HERBCo's Allergen and Sensitizing Standard Statement.

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