All of Luke’s Organic snacks are organic, non-GMO, gluten- and sugar-free,
along with a host of other certifications. “All of us know a ‘Luke.’ says Steve
Kneepkens, vice president of sales and marketing for the Santa Cruz, Calif.-
based company. “It is our aunt, our brother, our husband or wife, our mom
or dad—millions of people are affected by food allergies or intolerances.”
Luke’s Organic Potato Chips stand apart because the company controls
the entire start from raw ingredient to end product. Luke’s Organic is one of
the largest growers of organic potatoes in the U.S., which means they have
consistent supply of high quality organic potatoes.
Making on-the-go snacks people can feel
better about eating is one of the key missions at Nature’s Bakery. With a focus on
creating bakery shop quality taste and texture, all of Nature’s Bakery’s products are
also non-GMO, kosher and dairy-free and
contain no HFCS.
Nature’s Bakery’s latest innovation is a
line of Organic Brownies and Organic
Honey & Oat Soft Baked Fruit Bars.
These new products will be added to its
existing line of Gluten-Free Fig Bars and Whole Wheat Fig Bar snack offerings. “We are most proud of our Fig Bar products as their popularity has
helped us become who we are today as a brand and has set the gold standard
for what we strive for in terms of quality and taste,” says Andrew Strolin,
vice president of marketing for the Reno, Nev.-based company.
Nature’s Path is a family-owned business that has been committed to
organics and sustainability for more than 30 years. Its continued goal is to
be a trusted name for quality organic foods by adhering to a triple-bottom
line of being socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and finan-
cially viable. The company’s guiding principle is to “always leave the earth
better than you found it.”
“At Nature’s Path, we want to inspire everyone to feel they have a choice
and a voice about their food, what’s planted and how it’s grown. As we like
to say, choose well and good things will grow,’” says Arjan Stephens, executive vice president of the Richmond, B.C.-Canada-based company.
NOW Foods’ mission is to provide value in products and services that
empower people to lead healthier lives. Founded in 1968 by Elwood
Richard, the company is still owned by the Richard family, all of whom
remain committed to genuinely healthy alternatives to mainstream products. The company’s food brands, which include Ellyndale Foods, NOW
Real Food and Living Now, are all healthy, natural and organic foods that
also deliver on taste.
The goal of the Living Now brand, says David Rosenberg, foods category
manager for the Bloomingdale, Ill.-based company, is to offer great-tasting
products that are not only gluten-free, but also made without the top eight
allergens. “Our products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility with
only fresh, non-GMO ingredients and no highly processed sweeteners like
corn syrup and refined sugar,” says Rosenberg.
Pereg produces an array of all-natural products that includes ancient grains
and ancient grain blends, gluten-free pasta, couscous, rice, gluten-free
cereal and much more.
Pereg manufactures all of its products from start to finish, controlling
the quality from the sourcing until the product is packed and ready for the
consumer. All Pereg products are kosher certified by both the Orthodox
Union (OU) and CRC, are dairy- and lactose-free as well as all natural, with
no additives or preservatives. Many products are also certified gluten-free
and non-GMO. “Consumers are attuned to product ingredients and are
looking for clean products and better eating choices,” says Brett Fuss, vice
president of the Clifton, N.J.-based company.