Food Services of America provides our customers with products that meet their increasing demand for sustainable and natural varieties. A growing number of restaurants are finding a competitive niche by providing their diners healthy, natural or organic fare. As a result of this demand, our SNOR program is continuing to grow across our enterprise and we see this growth as a long-term societal trend.
Diners will continue to demand fresh, high-quality ingredients which are natural and regionally grown. They will want to know that their favorite restaurants are clean, safe, reliable and provide a memorable dining experience.
SNOR stands for Sustainable Natural Organic Regional
Products designated as sustainable by a recognized third-party certifier. Certification ensures the future availability and health of the resources used to produce a product or service. Read about FSA's commitment to sustainable seafood.
Products derived from natural (non-synthetic) food sources. Any alterations during production and processing must not change the composition of the original product. Other food products may also be labeled “Natural.”
A Natural food product contains no artificial ingredients or added color and is only minimally processed. The label must explain the use of the term natural (such as - no added colorings or artificial ingredients; minimally processed.) (USDA).
Products grown within the standards and requirements of the USDA Organic Code. There are 3 categories:
- Products made entirely with organic ingredients can be labeled “100% Organic.”
- Products made with 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic."
- Products made with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients can be labeled “Made with Organic Ingredients”.
Products grown or manufactured within the regional areas served by FSA distribution centers. We support customers providing local and regional products through partnerships with hundreds of regional manufacturers and growers.