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2019 Food Trends: Plant-Based Proteins

Plant-based foods are booming as Americans look to reduce meat consumption. This is the first of a series of posts we will be making on Top Food Trends for 2019. To kick it off, we’ll begin with what we believe is the biggest food trend of the year: plant-based proteins. What once was a small…

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Top Trends at Expo East 2018

We were at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore, MD a few weeks ago where over 1,500 brands were on showcase for more than 29,000 attendees. It’s amazing to see how the show grows each year! The food trends we see at Expo East usually echo a lot of the trends we see…

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5 Organic Food Industry Trends You Need to Know

Most know without reading a single word of research that the organic food movement is growing. Organic products are throughout most grocery stores and making major inroads in wholesale clubs (Read: Costco sells more organic food than Whole Foods) and convenience stores. Organic beauty products and pet foods are showing huge growth potential with new products popping…

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What the GMO Labeling Law Means for Your Food Business

On August 1, 2016 President Obama signed a GMO Labeling bill into law and overrides the Vermont GMO Labeling Law that went into effect on July 1, 2016. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has two years to write the rules. (Which means food companies will likely have until August 2018 – possibly longer- to comply.) The…

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Top 5 Trends at IFT 2016

Every July, more than 20,000 food technologists from nearly 100 countries come together at the Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT)  Annual Meeting and Expo in Chicago.  This year, High Quality Organics’ very own Micah Bowser, Food Scientist and Project Manager, was in attendance. He shared with us five key themes he saw throughout the show. Protein: Specifically,…

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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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Sparkling Hibiscus Cooler

Summer gatherings are a great time to make a big batch of this Sparkling Hibiscus Cooler. It’s simple to make, can easily be converted to an adult-only beverage with the addition of vodka or white rum, and is equally delicious without the alcohol – making it a perfect refresher for people of all ages. It…

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High Quality Organics Now Offers Certified Halal

High Quality Organics (HQO) is now able to provide its customers with certified halal organic herbs and spices, botanicals and more. This spring, HQO underwent the Halal certification process due to the growing market for halal certified products. We wanted to be ahead of the curve on this emerging market opportunity for our customers. Currently,…

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