What kind of food testing do you do?

We’re sticklers for food safety! All of our products are tested by third party, independent labs for heavy metals, microbials, and nutrition. Any batch that does not meet our quality and safety standards is rejected and returned to the supplier. 

Our heavy metal testing measures for lead, cadmium, aluminum, arsenic, and mercury. The results are reported as micrograms per gram, which is the same as one millionth of a gram. This number can be multiplied by the grams per serving to determine total amount of any metal in one serving.

Our microbial testing measures total aerobic plate count and tests for various bacteria and yeasts, including e. coli, salmonella, and listeria. Depending on the product, we may also test for mycotoxins and sulfites. 

Our nutritional testing is done in accordance with FDA regulations, which means that our nutrition facts panel on the back of the bag shows a standardized selection of nutrients common to all food product labels. We generally do not test for additional nutrients beyond those required unless a product is known to contain unique and beneficial compounds, such as flavanols (cacao) or omega fatty acids (hemp, acai, and chia). 

We prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to food safety, so you can rest assured that any Navitas Organics product you buy is safe, delicious and super!