Last updated on July 13th, 2015 at 03:03 pm
Blount Fine Foods of Fall River, Massachusetts, a manufacturer of premium, hand-crafted soups, sides, entrées and sauces for retail and food service, has launched a new initiative called “Clean & Simple.”
The company says the effort will immediately lead to cleaner ingredient labels through the elimination of unnecessary and outdated additives, preservatives and flavorings, and more transparency for consumers through a series of on-package certifications.
The company is making an effort to reduce and/or eliminate the use of chemical ingredients, artificial colorings, additives and preservatives in all of its foods, especially those sold under the Blount brand.
“Eating well has always meant fresh, delicious foods, but today it means more, including organic foods that taste great, foods with clean and simple ingredients, and even those foods that provide a simply delicious indulgence,” said Todd Blount, president and CEO of Blount Fine Foods. “We have been moving in this direction for the last few years, and have worked closely with our retail brand partners at both Legal Sea Foods and Panera Bread to ensure the retail products we market under their brands are always in step with their ever-improving standards.”
In moving toward this position, Blount has pursued and implemented several important food certifications, including the Safe Quality Food Institute’s global SQF certification, as well as U.S.-based certifications that permit different Blount products to be labeled Certified Organic, Certified Non GMO and/or Certified Gluten Free, among others. The company also has upgraded, updated and streamlined its sourcing, procurement, logistics and production processes to ensure culinary and business for Blount and its customers.