Introducing Our Clear Choice Program
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Consumers want to know what is and is not in the food they purchase, where it comes from and how it was grown, processed or made. They are also looking to avoid additives, promote animal welfare and lessen their environmental impact by making better food choices and by using recycled, recyclable or biodegradable and compostable products.
Essentially, they want to feel good about their entire eating experience—from the food to the place settings and everything in between.
Our Clear Choice Program provides a portfolio of products in six categories to help you meet this demand.
Consumers are increasingly mindful of how food is produced, with a desire for simpler, more recognizable ingredients and fewer additives. Products in this category include one, several or all of the following characteristics.
- No Artificial Flavours
- No Artificial Preservatives
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Artificial Thickeners or Emulsifiers
- No Colour from Synthetic Sources
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- No MSG
- No Trans Fats
- Non GMO
We only get one earth, which means stewardship of land and water resources is a priority. This category includes certifications that ensure superior management practices are in place for the benefit of the environment as well as the food as it’s grown or raised.
- CFIA Organic
- Food Alliance
When it comes to meat, poultry, dairy and eggs, animal care is top of mind for many of today’s consumers. These certification programs and farming practices have been developed with a focus on animal safety and well-being.
- Animal Welfare Approved
- Cage Free
- Certified Humane
- Free Range
- Global Animal Partnership
- Grass Fed
- Raised Without Added Hormones
- Raised Without Antibiotics
Consumers care about protecting and restoring our marine environments and so do we. By purchasing fish and seafood harvested or farmed using sustainable management practices, consumers can be assured the marine environment is being protected for generations to come. Look for these certifications as indicators of best practices.
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
- Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)
- Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
- Ocean Wise
Consumers want to feel good about what they eat, and know they’re making a positive impact on both people and planet. These sourcing practices and third party-certifications help ensure farmers around the world are provided a living wage and sustainable livelihoods.
- Fair Trade
- International Farmer Direct Sourced
- Rainforest Alliance
Reducing the environmental impact of chemicals and the contribution to landfills is beneficial to our planet and to consumers. Products with these attributes and third-party certifications are created with these principles in mind.
- Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) Compostable
- Compostable and Biodegradable
- Green Seal
- Made from Recycled Materials
- Made from Renewable Resources
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Log into Gordon Ordering to find and select from a wide variety of products with these attributes and third-party certifications, or talk with your Sales Representative for more information about the Clear Choice Program or the Gordon Ordering tool. Products and labels will continue to be added as the Clear Choice Program grows.
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