Organic Certifications

 

USDA ORGANIC — Certified in good standing since 2008

 

Our National Organic Program (NOP) follows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for the safe production of organic products.

It integrates principles of FSSC 22000, GMP, C-TPAT, COR and the European Union (EU) Organic program to ensure consistent, organic products.

NOP guidelines prohibit:

  • The use of pesticides / petroleum-based fertilizers / sewage-sludge-based fertilizers
  • Mixing organic and non-organic tea and herb products
  • Organic products from coming into contact with prohibited substances

Annual audits ensure all processes are in order and documentation is up-to-date.

Metropolitan Tea is a USDA NOP Certified Organic Food Handler, certified in compliance with the terms of the US-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.

For more, visit the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

 

COR ORGANIC — Certified in good standing since 2011

 

Our COR program follows Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines for the safe production of organic products. It integrates principles of FSSC 22000, GMP, C-TPAT, COR and the European Organic program to ensure consistent, organic products.

COR guidelines prohibit:

  • The use of pesticides / petroleum-based fertilizers / sewage-sludge-based fertilizers
  • Mixing organic and non-organic tea and herb products
  • Organic products from coming into contact with prohibited substances

Annual audits ensure all processes are in order and documentation is up-to-date.

Metropolitan Tea is a CFIA, COR Certified Organic Food Handler. (Certificate #150-2008)

For more, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

 

 

EU ORGANIC — Certified in good standing since 2011

 

Our EU Organic program follows guidelines set by the Organic Farmers and Growers Certification System of the European Union. It integrates principles of FSSC 22000, GMP, C-TPAT, COR and NOP to ensure consistent, organic products.

EU Organic guidelines prohibit:

  • Use of pesticides / petroleum-based fertilizers / sewage-sludge-based fertilizers
  • Mixing organic and non-organic tea and herb products
  • Organic products from coming into contact with prohibited substances

Annual audits ensure all processes are in order and documentation is up-to-date.

Metropolitan Tea is an Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) Certified Organic Food Handler, certified in compliance with the terms of the US-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.

For more, visit EU Agriculture and Rural Development - Organic Farming.

 

     JAS ORGANIC —  Certified in good standing since 2011

        

Our JAS Organic program follows guidelines set by the Organic Farmers and Growers Certification System of Japan. It integrates principles of FSSC 22000, GMP, C-TPAT, COR and NOP to ensure consistent, organic products.

JAS Organic guidelines prohibit:

  • Use of pesticides / petroleum-based fertilizers / sewage-sludge-based fertilizers
  • Mixing organic and non-organic tea and herb products
  • Organic products from coming into contact with prohibited substances

Annual audits ensure all processes are in order and documentation is up-to-date.

Metropolitan Tea is an Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) Certified Organic Food Handler, certified in compliance with the terms of the US-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.

For more, visit JAS Japanese Agricultural Standards.