“The safety of our food products is a core value of Mountain High Organics. As a company, we constantly strive to provide safe, healthy, affordable organic ingredients for our customers and consumers across the globe.”
Our Milbank and South Dakota facilities operate six cleaning lines and four color sorters that can run different products simultaneously and efficiently to meet the needs of our customers. Furthermore, we also have the ability to clean any of our products to meet whatever set of specifications are required by our customers. All product lines are continually monitored and checked for any inconsistencies. Once our products are cleaned, we can then package them in sizes of 25 lb., 50 lb., 66 lb., 25 kg up to 1,000 kg totes or true bulk loads. We work closely with our growers, warehouse personnel, and outside auditing firms to provide our customers with only the highest-quality and safe organic ingredients. All Mountain High Organics finished products are tested and approved by an Accredited Third Party Laboratory.
Ingredient Storage Instructions
Organic beans should be stored in airtight containers in cool, dark, dry conditions. For the best color and flavor, use dried beans within 36 months. Storing beans in moisture-free areas with temperatures between 50-70 degrees will lengthen their shelf life.
Organic Dried Fruits
Organic Lentils & Peas
Organic coconut oil should be stored in airtight containers in cool, dark, dry conditions. For the best color and flavor, use coconut oils within 36-48 months. Storing coconut oil in moisture-free areas with temperatures between 50-70 degrees will lengthen their shelf life.
BIOTERRORISM ACT OF 2002
The Establishment and Maintenance of Records under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the “Bioterrorism Act”) states, in part:
“Persons who manufacture, process, pack, distribute, receive, hold, or import food in the United States must establish and maintain the following records to identify the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients for all food they receive and release Mountain High Organics, 9 South Street, New Milford, CT 06776, 1-860-350-3795 of the immediate previous source and subsequent recipient; adequate description; date received or released; for persons who manufacturer, process, or pack food, the lot or code number or other identifier; quantity and how the food is packaged; and name, address, telephone number and, if available, fax number, and e-mail address of the transporter who transported the food to and from you”, 69 Federal Register 236, Dec. 9, 2004, 71563-564.
- Deliveries: All deliveries to Mountain High Organics of Products covered by the Bioterrorism Act (i.e., “food” and beverages for humans and animals and related packaging, as defined in the Bioterrorism Act) must comply with the Bioterrorism Act, including, but not limited to the requirements set for in Section V(B)(2).
- Facility receiving and shipping: Each driver shall provide the following information to the Mountain High Organics receiving or shipping office personnel at the time of the driver’s scheduled check-in:
- Driver’s name and photo proof of identity: valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and/or company issued photo badge identification. All identification will be photocopied.
- Transporter/carrier company name and street address, city, state, zip code (a P.O. Box address is insufficient), telephone number, fax number and email address.
1. CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2010
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to combat human trafficking and forced labor in their own direct supply chains. Mountain High Organics is committed to meeting the requirements of the Act and requires its suppliers to do so. Also, certain Mountain High Organics customers require Mountain High Organics, as one of their direct suppliers, to help them satisfy the Act’s disclosure requirements. As a result, Mountain High Organics requires its suppliers to certify that they have met the Act’s requirements.
Specifically, each supplier must certify that:
- It verifies its Product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery (and will disclose to Mountain High Organics whether a third party conducted the verification);
- It audits its own suppliers to evaluate compliance with supplier’s company standards (and will specify to Mountain High Organics whether the audits are independent and unannounced);
- It requires its direct suppliers to certify that the products they provide to the supplier comply with the laws of the country in which the supplier does business.
- It maintains internal accountability standards for employees and contractors concerning human trafficking and slavery; and
- It ensures that supplier employees and management responsible for supply chain management are trained to identify human trafficking and slavery and how to mitigate risks within supply chains.
Each supplier must also certify that it and all employees and agents involved in the manufacturing, processing or delivery of the products strictly adhere to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and prohibitions of the United States, its territories and all countries in which the product is produced or delivered with respect to the operation of their production facilities and their other business and labor practices, including but not limited to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, and comply with existing local and federal laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries in which Mountain High Organics business with supplier is being conducted.
2. COMPLIANCE WITH FOOD SAFETY LAWS
Mountain High Organics expects its Suppliers to be aware of and comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding food safety, including, but not limited to, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”), and rules and regulations adopted thereunder (collectively, the “FD&C Act”), and all applicable provisions of the Meat Inspection Act (“MIA”), Poultry Product Inspection Act (“PPIA”) and/or Egg Product Inspection Act (“EPIA”), including all applicable rules and regulations adopted thereunder.
Mountain High Organics requires that its suppliers provide all warnings required under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5 (“Proposition 65”) (or any similar local, state, or federal law or regulation) which requires a specific warning on any products containing certain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
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