SQF (Safe Quality Food) is the world’s leading food safety and quality assurance certification. The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), which runs and audits this certification, operates under the motto of “One World. One Standard.” SQF Certification is the only one of its kind recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is the only such program with a food-quality component added to its food-safety platform. There are a large number of retail stores that will not accept food that is produced in any facility that is not GFSI/SQF Certified. Livewellsnacks is proud to be SQF Certified.
Non-GMO Project Verification
The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that offers third-party non-GMO verification at the highest industry standard. Livewellsnacks is a partner of the Non-GMO Project, and many of Livewellsnacks clients utilize the Project’s highly-respected butterfly logo on their packaging. An independent study by Consumer Reports has found that the Non-GMO Project Verified seal is a “highly meaningful” label for consumers looking to avoid GMOs. The credibility that comes with Non-GMO Project verification allows products to reach a wider customer base, and assures shoppers that products meet the best practices for GMO avoidance. Whole Foods currently highly values the Non GMO Project Verification seal and it is extremely difficult to gain distribution in their stores without it. Total annual sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products now exceed $26 billion.
Certified Gluten Free
The demand for gluten-free food continues to rise. Consumers concerned with ensuring they are purchasing gluten-free products are put at ease with a verification label from a trusted and tested source. Livewellsnacks FDA compliant Gluten Free testing program verifies that any bars that are Gluten Free meet this robust criteria. This testing operates alongside cross-contamination controls, auditing, and inspecting. Our certification is compliant with the U.S. FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling Rule and provides consumers with assurance and quality.
Livewellsnacks is a certified Kosher facility, and this enables any of our clients that would like to have their bars certified Kosher to put the respected “OU” Kosher logo on their packages. When your product or establishment is certified Kosher, shoppers know that you comply with a strict policy of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality. To be certified Kosher, all ingredients in every product—and the process of preparing the product—must be certified for kosher-compliance too. Livewellsnacks handles this entire process for its clients, and many of the products Livewellsnacks produces are proudly Kosher Certified.
The demand for plant-based products continues to rise, with roughly one third of US households now having at least one member that eats in a way that is consistent with “plant-forward” eating (ie; vegan, flexitarian, etc). Consumers concerned with ensuring they are purchasing plant-based products are put at ease with a formal label claim logo. At Livewellsnacks, we pride ourselves on being able to provide this for our clients.
In keeping with the rise in plant-based diets in the United States, the demand for vegan snacks continues to rise every year, with roughly one third of US households now having at least one member that eats in a way that is consistent with “plant-forward” eating (ie; vegan, flexitarian, etc). Consumers concerned with ensuring they are purchasing vegan products are put at ease with a formal label claim logo.