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Quality Means Caring
At Inari, when we refer to quality, it means caring about our products at every stage - from planting to packaging and beyond. We invest the time and hard work needed to deliver on our promise to bring you the highest quality organic foods available. At Inari, we recognize through all we do, that if we care enough, we will do the right thing, make the right decision, and work at all aspects of our business to deliver a product that both our families’ and yours can trust.
That is why we oversee all parts of our business from inspecting the farms where our products are grown, closely monitoring the raw materials, documenting all processing and handling for organic integrity, to doing our own packaging and distribution of the products from our warehouses to the store shelves. We call this “watching over from field to fork” to make sure you get a product that is healthy and nutritious, supports sustainable farming, and makes our world a better place to live in. Remember…If it’s Inari, It’s Organic!
Experts in the Field
It’s important to us to know the people and the places that our food comes from. Our commitment to quality begins with our suppliers and farmers. We work directly with farmers and suppliers from around the world and across Canada, face to face, to bring you the best product possible. The strong relationships that we have cultivated with our suppliers, assist us in securing the highest quality natural ingredients. By learning about best practices, and sharing knowledge and philosophies, we build the trust and experience needed to ensure continued quality products make it to your table.
Organic – The best that Mother Nature has to offer
All Inari products are Certified Organic – this means no use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically modified seeds/crops and employing farming methods that are environmentally sound. It also means food that does not have added toxins and chemicals that may enter your body and rob you of health. Plus some studies have shown some organic foods to be more nutritious with higher nutrient values than their conventional food counterparts. This all adds up to better health for you and your family.
Pesticide Testing – Exceeding Standards
Even though use of synthetic pesticides is not allowed on organic crops, “drift” from neighbouring conventional crops can infiltrate organic crops. Organic foods must not exceed Maximum Residual Limits (MRL’s) for the amount of pesticides present as set by Health Canada. These MRL’s can be used to help determine that organic farming practices are being followed, and helps to weed out “Organic Fraud”. This ensures that organic crops meet a higher standard of quality versus conventional crops. Although Canadian standards can keep our food supply safe, our experiences with our world-wide supply chain have taught us to be more vigilant regarding pesticide testing to achieve as close to a “100% pesticide-free” product. To do this, Inari is relying on the advanced detection capabilities from leading European testing facilities. These facilities test for a wider range of pesticides, and to greater detection limits. Inari’s internal Testing Standards for MRL’s far exceeds the Canadian Standards. Our testing can be up to 50 times more sensitive than the Canadian Standard. We have adopted the stringent and highly respected BNN Orientation Value/IFOAM Pesticide Guidelines and test for over 595 pesticides that are approved for use in conventional agriculture - an astounding amount!
Our testing and quality control processes ensure that these pesticides do not contaminate our products throughout the complete supply chain involving various stages such as cultivation, transport, storage, packaging and market supply. This results in much of the Inari product containing vastly lower levels of pesticide residue, resulting in a higher quality product for you - our valued customer.
Further Testing and Quality Assurance
We do not stop at pesticide testing alone. Our ingredients and products are held to the highest standard. We routinely test our ingredients with the help of state of the art independent laboratories to ensure our products meet our exacting standards. There are numerous quality control steps and tests from seed to shelf that are performed.
Food safety is our priority. Our manufacturing facility is GMP certified which means we have a robust quality control system designed to detect allergens, microbes and other foreign materials that can contaminate food. Sanitation and facility cleanliness is a top priority. Sanitation is verified regularly using current swabbing technology of food contact surfaces. Our highly trained and qualified staff are dedicated to providing a clean and healthy food production environment to ensure our products are safe as well as delicious.
Processing, Storage and Packaging
By limiting processing and using methods that are gentle on the foods we harvest, we can preserve the nutrient value of the end product. Low–temperature environments in processing and storage, plus shortening time from field to package, help to preserve the integrity of Inari foods. We limit the amount of packaging used in shipping and shelf merchandizing to help leave a smaller footprint on this earth.
We are always looking for ways to improve our quality. We continually re-dedicate ourselves with ongoing improvements to provide even better quality products for our discerning customers, because we know they deserve our best.