Company: Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Ingredient Snapshot: Bell Flavors & Fragrances is excited to announce its new expanded range of certified organic and organic compliant flavors within its headquarter location in Northbrook, Illinois. Bell currently offers a broad range of organic compliant flavors and recently launched a range of certified organic flavors, certified through Quality Assurance International (QAI). As the demand for organic products continues to grow, Bell is excited to continue to offer a growing range of organic flavors to meet this dynamic market category.
Based in the United States, QAI is authorized by the USDA as an international organic certification company that works to certify organic manufacturing processes and operations to comply with National Organic Program standards. According to the QAI website, being organic means “produce and other organic ingredients in retail products are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products are not given antibiotics or growth hormones.” Since Bell processes organic flavors before it reaches grocery stores, restaurant kitchens, bakeries, and more, the company must also be certified organic. By the end of 2018, Bell’s Northbrook headquarters location will have a finalized certified organic flavor line. Bell’s Canadian manufacturing location in Montreal currently has an entire line of organic certified flavors to offer customers.