About Us


QAI (Quality Assurance International) is a leading USDA-accredited organic product certifying agency. Founded in San Diego, California in 1989, QAI has been an active leader in the organic industry, advocating for high integrity organic regulations since its beginning. QAI is committed to ensuring organic integrity at every link in the organic production chain and providing excellent customer service, domestically and internationally. Today, QAI is a member of the NSF International family of companies.

From the land on which the product is grown, to the post-harvest facilities and processing plants, to the retail store where it is available for purchase, QAI verifies organic integrity with every link. QAI brings organic industry knowledge and expertise to many sectors of the industry including crop production, food manufacturing, personal care products, dietary supplements, livestock, honey, maple syrup, poultry and eggs, sea vegetables, dairy, mushrooms, hydroponics, greenhouses, distribution, retail and foodservice.

Operating throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Japan, and the European Union, QAI is dedicated to fostering organic food production to benefit both people and planet while providing educational outreach to the organic community and consumers.

QAI is a member of the NSF International family of companies. NSF is a global leader in public health and safety. NSF helps to protect our communities by writing public health standards for food, water, nutritional supplements and consumer goods and certifying products to these standards. Additionally, NSF conducts food safety audits and training, develops sustainability standards and verifies sustainability claims and offers environmental systems registrations.