Clear Choice Program
Let’s Talk Transparency
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 visibility to a portfolio of products in eight 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 Flavors
- No Artificial Preservatives
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Color From Artificial Sources
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- No MSG
- No Trans Fats
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.
- Food Alliance
- USDA Organic
When it comes to meat, poultry, dairy and eggs, animal well-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.
- American Humane Certified
- Animal Welfare Approved
- Cage Free
- Certified Humane
- Free Range
- Global Animal Partnership
- 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
Consumers want to feel good about what they eat and to 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
- Minority-Owned Business
- Rainforest Alliance
- Women-Owned Business
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.
- Certified Compostable
- Green Seal
- Made from Recycled Materials
- Made from Renewable Resources
- Safer Choice
Products that are prepared and produced in compliance with requirements for specific dietary standards or preferences.
- Gluten Free
- Plant-Based Protein
- Whole-Grain Rich
We work with diverse suppliers to reflect, respect and support the communities in which we serve. Products with these attributes are manufactured by businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more women or ethnic minorities.
- Minority-Owned Business
- Woman-Owned Business
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Log into Online Ordering to find and select from thousands of products with these attributes and third-party certifications, or talk with your Sales Representative for more information about the Clear Choice Program. Products and labels will continue to be added as the Clear Choice program grows.
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