When it comes to manufacturing premium matcha, having the highest level of safety certifications is imperative to AOI’s service & reputation.
The United States Department of Agriculture (or USDA) is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing & executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, food and beverage. It proposes to reflect the needs of farmers, promote agricultural trade, protect the environment, and enforce food safety.
Superior AIB Rating
AIB mission Statement from their website: “AIB International is committed to protecting the safety of the food supply chain and delivering high value technical and educational programs. Through rigorous independent inspections, superior audits and training, and shared expertise we will empower our clients to lower their business risk and strengthen their reputations.”
“For over 80 years, the Orthodox Union has maintained the highest standard of kosher certification. Today, the OU supervises more than 400,000 products, making it the world’s most recognized and most trusted kosher symbol.”
“Production and processing of organic products for the Japanese market is regulated in the Japanese Agriculture Standard (JAS) . The certified products are identified with the official JAS organic seal of the Japanese government. All plant products (foodstuffs) which shall be labelled with “organic” for sales in Japan must be labelled with the JAS seal and must be certified according to the JAS standard.” Read more about JAS here
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards.
AOI is proud to be Aichi Prefecture’s #1 organic matcha brand!
“Aichi prefecture, Japan’s “Manufacturing Kingdom,” in an effort to promote the strength of regional companies to the world and garner global recognition for the region’s manufacturing capabilities, certifies superior manufacturing companies in the prefecture as Aichi Quality Companies.”
The EU organic farming logo offers consumers’ confidence about the origins and qualities of their food and drink and its presence on any product ensures compliance with the EU organic farming Regulation. From July 2010 the EU organic logo is obligatory for all organic pre-packaged food products within the European Union. It is also possible to use the logo on a voluntary basis for non pre-packaged organic goods produced within the EU or any organic products imported from third countries.
Our matcha is of the highest quality and undergoes strict, independent testing to ensure that it is safe for consumption around the world. We also feature wholesale organic matcha.