Organic Quinoa Health Certifications
Gogo Quinoa’s Organic Quinoa Certification Defines Quality Ingredients Without Compromise…
Our organic quinoa certification reflects our dedication to a more sustainable world, one in which life can flourish today and for years to come. Our products showcase our commitment to quality ingredients, all without compromise. Gogo Quinoa products are also free of artificial preservatives, flavours and colors.
What Does Organic Quinoa Really Mean?
Organic farmers don’t use synthetic chemicals to manage weeds, pests and disease in their crops. With minimum tillage, they encourage a healthy predator-prey relationship that saves crops from being overturned by one single species.
Our organic quinoa farmers combine and rotate their crops, alternating plants and recycling plant and animal residues to encourage nutrient cycling and create a richer environment that attracts more insects, birds and wildlife — above and underground. This biodiverse soil also restores organic components that sequester more carbon than conventional soil to help fight global warming.
Organic Quinoa Grains are Also Exempt From Canada’s List of 12 Principle Allergens
Eggs | Dairy | Mustard | Peanuts | Fish | Mollusks
Crustaceans | Sesame seeds | Soy | Nuts | Gluten | Sulfites
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We are certified organic by Ecocert Canada. By using organic ingredients, we stay away from all kinds of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals that are harmful to the human body and the environment. Why are a few of the products not certified 100% organic? Some of the ingredients in certain products are not certified organic. They come from native harvests thus ensuring the absence of any genetically modified organisms. Or, they come from small farmers that are not certified organic yet.
We are certified GFCO (Gluten Free certification organization).
We do not carry any wheat, rye, barley or oats neither in our product line nor our warehouse.
Canadian and U.S. laws require that gluten free products contain less than 20ppm (parts per million) of traces of gluten. We do regular preventive laboratory tests to ensure that each ingredient used in our products do not exceed that limit.
Traces of gluten in gluten free certified food products
Limits set by Canadian & U.S. laws | Less than 20 ppm (parts per million)
Ingredients used by GoGo Quinoa | Less than 10 ppm
Our products do not contain any animal or dairy ingredients. We do not use any animal source ingredients such as milk, eggs, meat or fish.
All the products that are prepared/mixed in our facility in Laval, Quebec bear the logo of Aliments du Québec.
We are proud to provide you with fresh products of the highest quality. Many of our products have been certified GMO Free by the NON GMO Project, and we are currently working on obtaining the certification for our other products.
This system is recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations International standards organization for food safety.
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We do not perform preventive tests for every kind of allergen. Our production facility and warehouse are free gluten, nuts, peanuts, almonds, dairy products, soy, sesame, seafood, corn and meat ingredients.
Although we do not use peanuts in our facility, we are in the process of implementing a new preventive test system in order to detect traces of peanuts.
At this time, we carry the peanut-free logo on the following products: Crunchies cinnamon, Crunchies original, Crunchies chocolate, Puffed cereals Quinoa Cocoa, Orange and mango cookies, Chocolate chips cookies, Double chocolate cookies, Amaranth flakes, Oats flakes, Red lentils flakes, Buckwheath flakes, Sorghum flakes, Qranola choco ginger and Qranola supergrains.