Why are none of the AIM products certified USDA Organic?
We believe AIM product quality testing is more thorough than organic procedures.
Organic is a standard that is hard to achieve, for any farmer or packager, as it stands for a high stand of quality through procedures to prevent contamination.
The difference between an organic product and an AIM product is once a field has been organically certified, products produced from it are not tested to the standard we test our products here at AIM.
Instead of pursuing organic certification, we ensure our products are residue-free through testing.
Here is what that looks like from a Quality Assurance and testing perspective.
Our products are grown under organic standards. Some ingredients are certified organic.
However, we do not certify our packaging facilities are organic.
Instead we test our products for the absence of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. This assay looks for over one hundred different classes of pesticide, fungicide, and herbicide residue.
In addition, we also ensure that absence of residual cleaning solvents in over twenty-five different classes. The appearance of any of these chemicals will result in an immediate rejection by Quality Assurance.
The testing does not end there. We also test for microbiological (bacteria) safety, heavy metals, and several other nutritional markers, to ensure the highest qualify, safest products for our Members.
- AIM Quality Assurance