Martin Bauer USA receives QAI organic accreditation for the plant in Pennsylvania
SECAUCUS, NJ – Martin Bauer, the leading manufacturer of premium tea and plant solutions for the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries, has announced its newest manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, Penn. has received organic certification from Quality Assurance International (QAI). QAI is one of the leading agencies authorized by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to certify the ecological integrity of national and international programs.
“With the organic certification, Martin Bauer USA is now fully equipped to manufacture and sell a wide range of organic teas and vegetable raw materials for high-quality RTDs as well as specialty products for the food service,” said George Pontiakos, Chief Operations Officer at Martin Bauer USA . “It is the result of decades of science and research that have been applied to a demanding transformation process with one goal in mind: drinks that taste just as authentic and fresh as a real home brew.”
The state-of-the-art facility produces an extensive portfolio of tea and herbal ingredients, including Strong Infusions, a line of high-quality teas and botanicals that are brewed using a unique, gentle process with minimal exposure to heat. This allows the taste and aromas of the plant substances and teas to be transferred directly to the finished products (no concentrate, powder, additives or sugar).
The QAI organic certification strengthens Martin Bauer’s commitment to meet the growing demand for safe and responsible ingredients.
About the Martin Bauer Group
The Martin Bauer Group has stood for know-how in first-class botanical solutions worldwide since 1930. We work with our customers to develop bespoke solutions for the tea, food and beverage, nutritional supplements and animal nutrition industries. Our products are based on responsible, high-quality botanical raw materials from more than 80 countries. With more than 20 production sites and sales units worldwide, we are always on the pulse of our customers’ local markets. Our goal is to promote creativity and innovation for the successful products of tomorrow. More than 2,300 employees worldwide – many of them with decades of experience – work to secure your competitive advantage. The Martin Bauer Group is part of the nature network®, a family company in the fourth generation.
About Quality Assurance International
Quality Assurance International (QAI) is a US-based international organic certification company approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The QAI organic certification aims to certify every step of the organic chain: from the land on which the product is grown; to the producers who grow the product; to the post-harvest facilities preparing the product; to the processing and handling facilities that convert the product. Certification of all products labeled “Organic” in the US is mandatory under the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and full implementation of the final rule of the National Organic Program (NOP).
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