OTCO & USDA ORGANIC PROGRAM
Mountain Rose Herbs is a certified organic processor and handler through Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program. Since 1987, we have continuously worked for the advancement of sustainable organic agriculture. We also encourage our customers to support the movement by becoming an individual member of Oregon Tilth, which also entitles you to a subscription to their excellent magazine "In Good Tilth.”
Learn more about our work in organics.
If you would like a copy of our complete organic certificate faxed or emailed to you, or for any other inquiries concerning our organic status and certification, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department : firstname.lastname@example.org
NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED
We’re working with the Non-GMO Project to verify a selection of our products. These ingredients have been chosen because they are produced from plant crops that are known to be at risk of GMO contamination. Thankfully, most herbs and spices are not in danger of industrial genetic modification, so organic certification is our go-to for insuring our herbal goodies are grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, GMO seed stock, or irradiation.
If you wish to request a copy of our Non-GMO Project Certification of Compliance, please please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department : email@example.com.
Our herbs, spices, teas, extracts, oils, and various bulk ingredients are Kosher certified by Earth Kosher with "Pareve" status, which in the dietary laws of Judiasm, is a classification of edible substances that contain neither dairy nor meat. Pareve status Kosher certification also serves as verification that a product or ingredient is Vegan.
Inspections are performed throughout the year under the supervision of Rabbi Zecharyah Tzvi Goldman. These inspections include our facilities, processing and handling methods, product packaging and labeling, and point of origin for our Kosher materials.
We are proud to offer one of the nation’s largest lines of Kosher herbs, spices, teas, and oils, and we are honored to be affiliated with Earth Kosher, who shares our philosophies concerning organic quality and protecting the planet.
If you have any questions concerning our Kosher certification or wish to request a copy of our certificate for any of the products you have ordered, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAIR FOR LIFE
Unlike traditional fair trade programs that merely certify products, the Fair for Life program thoroughly reviews Mountain Rose Herbs from top to bottom, evaluating and auditing our working conditions, labor practices, environmental programs, social benefits, and company transparency. Not only does the Fair for Life program certify our entire company as an employer and community member with For Life Social Responsibility certification, but it additionally reviews and monitors the origins of our fair trade products to ensure complete compliance with the Fair for Life Fair Trade program. Learn more about our certifications in fair trade.
If you would like a copy of our complete multiple page fair trade certificate faxed or emailed to you, or for any other inquiries concerning our fair trade status and certification, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department: email@example.com.
PCO FOREST GROWN VERIFIED
Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to offer the first Certified Forest Grown American Ginseng in partnership with the nonprofit United Plant Savers, and we are pleased to offer certified organic Forest Grown ginseng roots and leaves that were grown in their native ecosystem – the forested mountains of Appalachia! The plants are tended under the shade of the forest canopy, not shade cloth, allowing them to remain connected to their natural habitat. The roots and leaves are sustainably harvested from private forests that are stewarded by farmers dedicated to preserving this important beneficial plant for the future. We are also proud to offer Certified Forest Grown Black Cohosh in partnership with small producers in rural Appalachia.
If you have any inquiries concerning our Forest Grown status and certification, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2016, Mountain Rose Herbs became the first company in Oregon to receive a Zero Waste Facility Certification from Green Business Certification Inc. Not only did we make history in the state of Oregon, but we also achieved the highest available certification – Platinum! In 2017, we achieved 98% waste diversion. We strive to close the loop by reducing our greenhouse gases, diverting waste from the landfill, and creating new resource streams.
Learn more about our zero waste program.
We are the first Eugene, Oregon business to be given the Salmon-Safe certification. To gain this third-party certification, we underwent a thorough assessment and evaluation. We conserve water with a satellite-controlled irrigation system, maintain a pesticide-free facility, and utilize a bioswale, which naturally filters roof and pavement runoff. Learn more about our salmon-safe facilities!