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Accreditations

QAI’s commitment to the highest quality standards for organic certification is demonstrated with these accreditations:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - View QAI’s USDA Certificate

  • National Organic Program (NOP)

Mexico Organics Product Law Standard (LPO)

International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS)

  • European Recognition Programme (EU)
  • ISO/IEC 17065
  • Canadian Organic Regime (COR)

Conseil des appellations reservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV, Canada)

Quebec Organic Reference Standards

DEKRA

  • ISO 14001

JAS

Through our Japan-based, MAFF-accredited partner EcoCert

Partnerships

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Organic Trade Association (OTA)

QAI has been a proud member of the Organic Trade Association since 1990. We have supported its mission to promote and protect organic agriculture and commerce by serving on the board of directors, providing sponsorships and participating in policy meetings.

To learn more, please visit the Organic Trade Association website

Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA)

As an active member of the ACA, we partner with other accredited certifiers to develop uniform criteria for implementation of the USDA National Organic Program, conduct peer-to-peer certifier training and network within our community to address issues impacting organic certification.

To learn more, please visit the Accredited Certifiers Association website

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

OMRI was created to ensure that inputs for organic use are verified thoroughly and consistently by one body with specific expertise for the job. In addition to being a subscribing member, QAI’s technical staff have served on OMRI review panels to provide expertise in the review of commercial products used by organic operators.

To learn more, please visit the Organic Materials Review Institute website

International Accredited Certification Bodies (IACB)

The IACB supports its members on issues relating to international certification and standards. A key responsibility is the development and maintenance of the IOAS EU Accreditation Programme Standard. QAI’s Technical Manager, Alexis Randolph, currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.

Australian Certified Organic

We have partnered with Australian Certified Organic to provide organic certification for products being exported to Korea that are not covered under the U.S.-Korea Equivalency Arrangement.

Read more about our partnership in this press release.

NSF International

QAI is a member of the NSF International family of companies and, due to this relationship, is able to seamlessly bundle the following services together with your organic certification:

  • Gluten-free certification
  • GMO transparency services
  • Food safety services (GFSI-benchmarked certifications and HACCP)
  • Sustainability verifications
  • Dietary supplement GMPs

To learn more, please visit the NSF International website.

STAR-K

QAI has created a strategic relationship with Star-K to provide our customers with kosher certification. To learn more, please visit the STAR-K website