Food Services of America provides products to our customers which meet their increasing demand for sustainable and natural varieties. We are seeing a growing number of restaurants find a competitive niche by providing their diners healthy, natural or organic fare. As a result of this demand, we are seeing our SNOR program continuing to grow across our enterprise and treat 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.
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 area designated by each FSA branch. Our region is the Pacific Northwest, consisting of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. FSA supports the economic and cultural identity of the Northwest through sponsorship of the award-winning Dining Out In The Northwest Campaign, and through partnership with hundreds of regional manufacturers and growers.