Quality testing is an essential aspect of our research agenda and the cornerstone of ensuring a quality supply chain. Organic & Natural Health is conducting targeted product integrity testing projects with our partner HRI Labs on raw ingredients and finished products. Additionally, all O&N members commit to participating in a multi-year pesticide residue testing process.

O&N’s industry-leading, proactive role in demonstrating maximum ingredient and product integrity began in 2014 when we partnered with HRI Labs to conduct a preliminary analysis of glyphosate residue in certain foods. We’ve since expanded the testing to cover potential contaminants in the supply chain that haven’t been previously tested for.

Our partner Health Research Institute Laboratories (HRI Labs), was founded by John Fagan, Ph.D. Known for his work to standardize GMO testing, Dr. Fagan created the nonprofit lab to support the peoples’ interests, including testing for pesticide residue. Organic & Natural Health is a proud sponsor of Fagan’s effort to test food and product for a broad spectrum of quality issues that will support our members’ quality and research initiatives. Through our partnership with HRI Labs, O&N members receive a discount on the nonprofit’s services.

Transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain plays an increasingly important role in meeting the expectations of ever more discerning consumers. Both are vital to ensuring the safety and integrity of the foods and dietary supplements. O&N members are committed to transparent documentation of the supply chain, including monitoring and testing of raw ingredients, conducting the appropriate testing for adulteration, contamination, and pesticide residues, and complying with GMPs and all applicable laws.

Learn more about O&N’s partners.