|ELA- IQA||"ELA-IQA" stands for "ELA Independent Quality Assurance," a safety net to capture quality related shortcomings, implemented by staff and appointed-consultants of ELA Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Observing issues with 3rd party certification standards/certifies and non-compliance with quality standards requested by North American companies, ELA Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Rural Returns Development Organization(RRDO) of USA, invented this protocol that covers entire local supply chain from "seeding to sailing." It is a proactive and inclusive system where representatives of ELA Lanka and RRDO engage with supply chain partners early in process in order to introduce necessary alterations, to avoid a low quality output (and subsequent rejections); it motivates and educates each supply chain partner to improve their own Quality Control(QC) measures.|
|GMP||Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are followed by our millers and processing plants in order to conform to guidelines recommended by USDA and FDA that for manufacture and sale of food. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that a food product manufacturer must meet to assure that the products are of high quality and do not pose any risk to the consumer or public.|
|HACCP||HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), is a management system in which food safety is addressed through |
the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to
manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. Our facilities are either HACCP certified or in process for certification.
|ISO 26000||ISO 26000, by the International Organization for Standardization, is a standard providing guidelines for social responsibility.|
It contributes to global sustainable development, by encouraging business and other organizations to practice social responsibility to improve their impacts on their workers, their natural environments and their communities.
|Organic||We are USDA NOP (United States Department of Agriculture - National Organic Program) certified, meaning our certified products are organically grown with no artificial pesticide, weedicides or fertilizer. Our processing uses no chemicals or artificial additives, including only carbon-dioxide fumigation and nitrogen/vacuum packing. We are constantly converting conventional cultivation/processing to organic, providing farmers and millers a better return overall.|
|Gluten Free||Our Products are 100% Gluten Free making it an ideal choice of diet for those with Celiac diesease or gluten intolerance. Our traditional rice and coconut flour/creamed coconut are great alternatives to wheat based products.|
|Whole Grain||Whole grains contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain/seed in their original proportions. All traditional (Red and White) rice have been certified by Whole Grain Council of USA. Our parboiled or steamed rice absorbs more nutrients from outer layers of bran to interior, hence, even though partially polished to increase palatability, contained more nutrients than the non-parboiled and partially polished.|
|Vegan||Our Products are 100% Vegan. Our traditional red rice, Coconut chips and creamed coconut are great alternatives to meat based products and cow's milk.|