Gold Top Organics was started by Frank Klann in 1988. Frank had been introduced to flax oil as a dietary supplement in an attempt to improve his overall health and well-being. He experienced such a dramatic improvement, that he was determined to educate and promote it to the general public. With the support and assistance of his wife, Ella, he started a business in his basement to produce and promote the consumption of organic flax oil. Through Frank’s perseverance marketing to Health Food Stores and door to door, the business grew and eventually required larger premises. He rented a location in the west of Edmonton. Over time, he developed contacts and attended trade shows and started to build a small distributor network. Initially he was only concerned with flax oil, as interest and sales grew, he continued to diversify his product lines.
In 1998, John Oppermann joined Frank’s enterprise. John’s background in health sciences and his flair for customer relations soon saw him take responsibility for the day to day management of the company. Frank started to actively consider retirement, and in 2000 he approached John with a proposition. John assumed ownership that year.
Since his purchase of Gold Top Organics in 2000, the company has grown significantly, adding a wide range of products to its portfolio. Gold Top Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. is now considered one of Canada’s major suppliers of flax and hemp based food products. Its distributor network now stretches across Canada from coast to coast, and also enjoy burgeoning markets in Japan and Korea. The Company continues to expand its horizons, introducing new product lines and actively opening new markets.
Since its inception, Gold Top Organics has been a bustling family based business. The highest quality of product and customer service has been, and will remain the company’s primary focus. Gold Top Organics is proud of its claim:
“Your experts in essential fatty acids”
Company President John Oppermann explains that, “Running a family business is a day-to-day juggling act. As in any business there are always challenges. It requires your undivided attention at all times, much like juggling.”
All of our growers comply with the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture - USDA, as well as the Canadian Organic Standard.
All of our products are certified organic by Pro-Cert.
All of our products are verified and certified Kosher by Wester Kosher.
All of our products are peanut free and are made in a peanut free facility.