Harris Freeman

British Retail Consortium (BRC)

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The British Retail Consortium is one of four Global Food Safety Initiative Audits. Harris Tea and Harris Spice have chosen BRC as our certification body to assure our facilities meets the GFSI standard.


Organic – Quality Assurance International National Organic Program

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Harris Tea is a licensed organic tea manufacturer with organic packing practices in Atlanta, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom. Harris Spice is a licensed organic whole black pepper manufacturer with organic packing practices in India.


C-TPAT Customs -Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

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C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. Each of our three Harris Tea and Harris Spice manufacturing plants are CT-PAT Audited by 3rd party Auditors


SEDEX – Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

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Sedex focuses on four pillars: Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Integrity. Harris Tea is a member of the Sedex.


TransFair USA and FairTrade Foundation

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Many of our specialty and herbal teas are Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace.


The Sustainability Consortium

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Harris Tea Company, the leading US supplier of Private Brand Tea Bags, Instant Tea and Iced Tea Mixes has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture (FBA) Sector of the organization.

Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org


Minority Business Leadership

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Harris Freeman is recognized by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council as a minority owned business.


HACCP – Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)

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The Harris Jayanti spice plants in India and Vietnam are certified HACCP Compliant.


ISO 9001-2001 Certifications – International Organizations for Standardization

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Harris Freeman’s spice plant in Vietnam has achieved ISO 22000 certification.


Kosher Certification

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The Harris Jayanti spice plants in India and Vietnam are kosher and halal certified.


Export Inspection Agency.

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Harris Jayanti’s Indian Products Ltd. Have been approved by the Export Inspection Agency to perform samples


American Spice Trade Association

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Harris Spice has been an ASTA member for over 25 years and involved in the various aspects of the association to serve the industry.


The Grain and Feed Trade Association

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GAFTA's aim to promote the international trade and to protect the interests of its members has been the driving force since 1878. Harris Spice is proud to be a member of this international organization.


Institute of Food Technologists

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Harris Spice’s membership to the IFT is important to understand the Food Science and trends in the industry.


Spices Board of India

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Harris Jayanti is a long-standing member of The Spices Board of India


Vietnam Pepper Association

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Harris Freeman Vietnam is a member of the Vietnam Pepper Association


International Pepper Community

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Harris Spice is a member of the International Pepper Community.