FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: If the answer is not here do no hesitate to email or call………………………
EXPIRY DATE: Although there is no established expiry date for spices and herbs in Canada, we follow the following guidelines. Most ground spices, herbs and blend should be rotated out after 2 years in your pantry and 3 years for whole spices herbs and blends. We date code everything in the following format: MFD/LOT 190204 (19 = YEAR 2019, 02 = MONTH, 04 = DATE)
ORGANIC: We have been part of the organic community off and on for over 17.5 years. Although the availability & quality is getting better the pricing has always been a sore spot for many years. We are certified by ECOCERT CANADA – CERTIFICATION # : CA-176166-Z-128682-2019
Reaffirmed May 2021
Canadian General Standards Board
Voluntary Labelling and Advertising of Foods that are and are not Products of Genetic Engineering
B2.5.2 Claims that a food is not a product of genetic engineering, when no similar foods that are products of genetic engineering have been offered for sale, are considered misleading because they create the false impression that the product is unique. In such cases, it is appropriate to use an alternate statement or to include an explanatory statement to avoid misunderstanding (par. 6.1.4 and 6.2.4).
We do not use false uniqueness…………………
Hence, we do use “non-irradiated” or “non-gmo” and strictly follow the rules & regulation outline by the CFIA
IRRADIATION; ONLY PRODUCT THAT HAVE BEEN IRRADIATION, MUST SHOW IRRADIATION HAS OCCURRED. There is no requirement in Canada to label “NON-IRRADIATED”, this is FALSE UNIQUENESS.
GLUTEN: Spices and herbs are inherently gluten free, we do not test for gluten. We do not use or handle any wheat and / or any other grains in our Spice & Herb Facility.
FACILITIES: We are a dedicated spice and herb facility. The following allergens can be found within our facility: Mustard, Pickling Spice (Mustard Seeds), Sesame seeds.
Nature’s Choice commitment to food safety ensures our policies are in compliance with industry standards for food manufacturing. Industry policy is set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
AVAILABILITY: Our products can be found through out British Columbia in Supermarkets and Independent Grocers, Farmer markets, Fresh Produce Markets, Meat & Seafood Markets too………..