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Onsite Inspection Provides Independent Assurance of Quality and Safety

Norway, Iowa (October 16, 2008) — Frontier Natural Products Co-op™, a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of natural and organic products, received another "Superior" rating following a safety audit and onsite inspection by AIB International food safety and quality experts. "Superior" is the highest rating for an AIB-audited food production facility.

Dr. Ravin Donald, vice president of technical services for Frontier Natural Products Co-op, notes that maintaining this level of rating over the last three inspections is significant for both employees and customers. "Frontier continues to invest in food safety infrastructure and quality systems within the company. Over the last two years, we have invested close to $1 million for food safety initiatives" Donald says. "It also gives our customers continued assurance that they can have total confidence in the quality and safety of our products."

Since its founding by the baking industry in 1919, AIB has grown to include certification programs for protecting the safety of the food supply chain in a variety of food processing, distribution, foodservice, and retail industries worldwide.

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Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op(TM) offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier's website at

About Bonneville Environmental Foundation
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1998 to restore watershed ecosystems and further the development and use of new renewable energy resources. Through revenues generated from the sales of green power products such a Green Tags, BEF funds projects that restore damaged watersheds and support new renewable energy products from solar, wind and biomass. BEF pioneered the sale of Green Tags in 2000 and has helped establish national standards for certification and trading. Go to or to learn more about BEF.