Health conscious consumers these days are hungry for snack options that don’t just taste great but stand out for a variety of other important reasons – with personal health and wellbeing topping the list.
According to Marie Gonzalez, Business Development Manager for Miami-based Prime Planet brands, consumers have never been more vigilant about what is in their food, and the impact of food production on the environment, animals, and people.
“Parents especially want snacks they can feel good about feeding their families – and the assurance they made the right choice.”
As the prevalence of third-party certifications surrounding food production and sourcing grows, Prime Planet sees food certifications as a valuable tool to provide increased transparency to business practices and standards – ideals that more and more wholesalers, distributors, and retailers also appreciate.
Prime Planet’s all-natural Tostones are made with care from premium green plantains harvested under the highest quality standards and technology to offer not only delicious flavor, but are a healthier alternative to traditional snacks like corn and potato chips.
“Food quality and safety certifications convey to consumers and the marketplace, as well as to key stakeholders, that Prime Planet has successfully met the requirements of a national or internationally recognized best practice approach,” says Gonzalez, “It’s what responsible shoppers want to know!”
And apparently she’s right! A recent study shows that three-fourths of consumers see one or more food certifications on a package are important when it comes to choosing which products to buy. What’s more, they are even willing to pay a premium for a product with a certification.
So here’s the rundown on top-tier food certifications that Prime Planet has achieved to date:
National Celiac Association Certified
With Prime Planet’s displays of this Recognition Seal, customers are assured they are choosing a product that has undergone the most stringent third-party gluten-free certification available for product, processing, and packaging. Excluding gluten for non-medical reasons is not necessarily recommended – but no matter the motivation, Prime Planet Gluten-Free chips are highly recommended for their great taste. Dig in!
No animal products in our Tostones
By carrying the Certified Vegan Logo on every bag, Prime Planet guarantees its Tostones are 100% vegan. That’s because documentation on each ingredient had to be provided to show our chips are neither animal derived nor tested on animals. Going onto and all plant-based diet can significantly minimize a whole host of illnesses and health concerns. But for vegans, it’s also a matter of principles and conviction.
National Sanitation Foundation Certified
When shoppers put a bag of Non-GMO NSF-Certified Prime Planet Tostones into their cart, they can be assured they’re buying a product uses only FDA-approved raw materials. This key quality of our chips means our products are produced without genetic engineering and its ingredients are not derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). It’s also proof we are compliant with the most stringent provisions for testing, traceability, and segregation.
Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point
Food safety and hygiene are more important than ever to post-pandemic consumers – and by adopting HACCP’s proactive plan, we can ensure consumers that the products they consume are as safe as science and technology allow. By monitoring and detecting potential problems throughout the entire process, from growing and harvesting, to manufacturing and distribution, Prime Planet can significantly reduced the likelihood of harmful microbiological and chemical exposures.
Workplace Condition Assessment
WCA is a social system certification program that ensures alignment with legal, ethical, and secure manufacturing processes that secure and maintain safe workplace conditions. A globally accepted standard among international customers and retail stores, Prime Planet participation in WCA audits tells the world food-provider community that the overall workplace conditions are monitored, audited, and consistently meet the WCA stringent compliance codes.