Do you ever feel that your food needs more variety, quality, and care? We do too, and Tea Connoisseurs Delight is always working to introduce new and exciting products and exceed expectations with new fresher, more wholesome foods. Several months ago after getting valuable feedback from some of our Korean friends and partners, we decided to upgrade and improve our product line to meet the rigorous standards of the Korean Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in its Korean Organic Certification.
Developing a new product line was a large undertaking, requiring extensive research and preparation. Fortunately, most of the Korean product and organic standards are translated into the English language. But there were still some notable challenges. The relevant food standards listed in the Korean Food Code governing all food sold in Korea are extensive and differ from many Western countries in many ways. Also as a Sri Lankan manufacturer we were not eligible for cross listing of organic products in Korea based on our USDA organic certification.
Nonetheless, with our goal in mind we started working. Working with our partners, we have built new supply channels to ensure that we are able to meet all the relevant food standards in the Korean Food Code. Starting in October, we solicited advisory services from Control Union in order to make sure that we met the standards of the Korean Organic Certification. Over the next several months - based on their advice and consultation from several partners we revamped our cinnamon plant to include new, modern sorting machinery, additional testing/laboratory equipment, and remotely accessible security services.
These improvements and our dedication to providing a quality product to our customers. Continued feedback, inquiries, and research innovations will help us propel forward as we look forward to progress in Sri Lanka.