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Angela Keyser, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at (775) 971-8550.

High Quality Organics is SQF Level 2 CertifiedSQF Logo


For the third year in a row, High Quality Organics (HQO) has achieved SQF Level 2 certification.  This food safety certification is a critical part of servicing the leading food manufacturers and retailers in America and abroad. It is based on government and industry food safety requirements and ensures everyone in the supply chain, from growers to…

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West Coast Port Congestion Update


As the largest supplier of organic ingredients, High Quality Organics (HQO) imports a large percentage of organic herbs, spices and grains from family farms around the globe. The majority of those bulk organic ingredients come into the U.S. through West Coast ports. Over the past several months, shipping containers – and now shipping vessels –…

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Vote for Jay for OTA!


Jay Fishman, Chairman of the Board and Co-Owner of High Quality Organics (HQO), is running for the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) Board of Directors. Why Vote for Jay? 30 years of experience in the food industry Built a fresh herb business from zero to $80 million Helped form HQO and grew it into one of…

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Edible Reno-Tahoe: The Mechants of Spicepic1


Housed in an unremarkable-looking warehouse north of Reno is a remarkable business that rivals the United Nations in its global representation. Upon entering High Quality Organics, you won’t hear the cacophony of foreign…

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HQO Weekly News Roundup October 20, 2012Image


Prop 37: Food Navigator explains how a ‘processed food clause’ in Prop 37 would kill off the ‘natural category is California. NewHope 360 reports that organic retail giant, Whole Foods, supports California’s Prop 37. Click here to find out why. Even Hain Celestial is asking for an “European Union-type” labeling of GMOs. With all this…

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