Farbest Brands, Montvale, N.J., said it will begin distribution a full line of USDA organic-certified products following an agreement with Naturz Organic, a privately held company with primary headquarters in Dalian, China.
Officials say Naturz Organic is a vertically integrated manufacturer and supplier of specialty organic food and beverage ingredients including organic juice, dried fruit, oils, proteins, grains and herbal and plant extract products.
“As consumer awareness grows about the potential health hazards of pesticides and certain synthetic food additives, the demand for organic food and beverage options is steadily expanding,” says Dan Meloro, president of Farbest Brands. “Naturz Organics has developed and nurtured long-term relationships with organic farmers and manufacturers for the past 10 years, and our partnership will bring the benefits of that commitment directly to our customers.”
With organic farms in many locations in China, Naturz Organics has an international sales network with a global presence in the United States, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
Officials say Naturz Organics has a strict quality assurance system for organic integrity and quality. It works with FiBL, a Swiss-based organic consulting and research institute; Eurofins Scientific, a world leader in food and biopharma product testing; and SGS, a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.