Does Beyond Ingredients use artificial flavor or colors?
No! Our products do not contain synthetic preservatives, additives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. Our labels reflect our formulas use only straight-from-nature ingredients.
Are your fruit and vegetable bits gluten-free?
All varieties of our fruit and vegetable bits are naturally gluten-free. This means they contain no wheat, rye, barley or other gluten-contained ingredients.
Are your products vegetarian-friendly?
Yes! Our process uses only plant-derived ingredients including pectin so our fruit and vegetable bits are free of animal-based gelatin or thickeners.
Do your bits contain trans fats?
Products made from vegetables, fruits and grains have no trans fats. Because we use only natural ingredients, there are no partially hydrogenated oils in any of our products. We formulate our bits with the best natural ingredients and through a proprietary process that eliminates the need to any additives, preservatives or chemicals. We have 0g of trans fat.
Do you add sugar to your fruit bits?
Generally the sugars in our all fruit bits that are listed in the nutrition facts come from the fruit itself. These are known as natural sugars (Fructose is naturally found in fruits and some vegetables.). We do not use high fructose corn syrup or added sweeteners. However, we can formulate a sugar-added version to reduce costs; please discuss options with our sales representative.
Are the fruit and vegetable bits produced by Beyond Ingredients Kosher?
All of our products are certified Kosher. We provide manufacturers our Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher certification with each shipment; however each manufacturer needs to also certify its finished product.
Do you make Organic Bits?
Our goal is to price our products to be competitive so that many manufacturers can reap the benefits of our all natural fruit and vegetable bits. Our bits are made using only real, natural plant-derived ingredients without the addition of preservatives, additives or chemicals/waxes. We are a custom producer and upon request we can formulate our fruit and vegetable bits so that they can be labeled "organic," which means they contain 95+% organic ingredients (excluding water or salt) or "made with organic ingredients," which means they contain 70 — 95% organic ingredients. Our sales representatives will work with you to identify formulation options to fit your needs.
Do your products contain Allergens?
Beyond Ingredients does not produce products that contain any quantity of the eight major food allergens (Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Milk, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, or Wheat). As a result, an allergen preventive program is unnecessary. Nonetheless, our manufacturing facilities meet with the highest standards of cleanliness, and we maintain all cleaning and Quality Control protocol on file.
Do you provide comprehensive nutritional facts on your bits?
We provide Nutritional Facts on our labels that accompany each shipment. Our nutritional information is derived with product development software that uses the product's recipe to determine nutritional labeling. We review nutrition labels on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and FDA compliance. We can also validate our facts by submitting samples of the product for nutritional testing to a third-party lab.
What is the shelf life of your product?
Generally our low water activity bits have a 12+ month shelf life.
What steps does Beyond Ingredients take to ensure the safety of its products?
Our products are intrinsically safe. Our unique technology produces fruit and vegetable bits that have a very low water-activity and PH level and therefore the microbial load is negligible/non-existent. (If a customer combines our practically sterile product with other high water activity elements, they will need to assure the safety of the combination). We provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) with every shipment that verifies the safety and quality of our fruit and vegetable bits. We are GFSI compliant and continually review our processes to ensure the delivery of safe products. We also comply with good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and have a documented HAACP program for every processing line.
What flavors and types are available?
We are a custom developer and producer of fruit and vegetable bits. Our unique process allows for almost any flavor or combination of flavors to meet marketing needs. Discuss your product concept with our sales representative and our lab technicians will be glad to develop a range of custom options to meet your needs.
Where can I purchase your products?
Currently we are an ingredient supplier to manufacturers and retailers who desire to incorporate our fruit and vegetable bits into their finished products for consumer markets. Feel free to contact your favorite branded product or retailer and request they use our delicious and healthful bits in place of dried fruit or vegetables in their current products or develop new products to meet your nutrition needs.