Product Standards

At Eatwell Market we know enjoying great food that meets your wellness needs doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on taste or quality. So if you are looking for a gourmet bakery item, specialty cheese or local produce, it must meet our high quality and product standards.

Food With Values

We recognize there are some ingredients you don’t want in the foods and products you buy. It’s our goal at Eatwell Market to take the extra step and prevent certain ingredients from being in the products on our shelves. By holding our products to higher standards you can confidently shop across the store finding only what you want. That’s because we believe in Food with Values.

We’ve taken a look at certain ingredient categories and analyzed which ingredients we believe are not needed in the products you pick up on our shelves. Our team works tirelessly to find the best products to meet all your needs and that includes limiting these ingredients in the products we offer. Read more about our approach to each of these categories detailed below.

Artificial Flavors

Artificial flavors are added to foods to enhance the flavor of a product, but it can be challenging to know what they are made from when reading a label. We don’t believe that products need artificial flavors, including artificial chemical flavorings, imitation flavors or artificial smoke ingredients. We do allow some ingredients that are often found in nature used to enhance flavors such as organic acids including citric acid, malic acid and ascorbic acid even if they are produced somewhere else.

Synthetic Colors

Synthetic colors are used in products to visually change how something looks. We believe products don’t need synthetic colors including FD&C or D&C color ingredients. This includes Red No. 2, 3, 4, & 40, Citrus Red No. 2, Blue No. 1 & 2, Green No. 3, Orange B and Yellow No. 5 & 6. We do allow colors from natural sources such as beetroot and turmeric as well as caramel coloring.

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are used to intensify the sweetness of a product without adding calories. We don’t believe products need to include artificial sweeteners like saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), sucralose, neotame or advantame. We do allow alternative sweeteners such as stevia, monk fruit or sugar alcohols in our products.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener derived from corn syrup and used often in sugar sweetened beverages, candy and baked goods. It’s highly processed and an ingredient we don’t believe in having in our foods. We do allow corn syrup as an ingredient in our products.

Hydrogenated Oils

Hydrogenated oils are when hydrogen is added to a fat molecule helping to increase shelf life, improve texture and save costs. We don’t believe that foods need to include hydrogenated oils so you can feel good about the products you put in your cart. We do allow hydrogenated oils in non-food products that are used topically such as lotions, shampoos and other body care items.

In addition to the ingredients above, we also established standards for the departments below. Similar to our ingredient categories above, it’s our goal to limit the below ingredients and production methods for the following departments. Extending our food values here, ensures we have only the highest quality products for you to discover at our stores.

Fresh Floral Department

  • Artificial dyes

Fresh Bakery Department

  • Bleached or bromated flours

Natural Living Department

  • Aluminum, parabens or phthalates

Fresh Meat Department

  • Antibiotics or added growth hormones

Fresh Seafood Department

  • Genetically modified or cloned salmon 
  • Synthetic pigments used for colorents 
  • Added hormones given to tilapia

Prepared Foods Department

  • Must meet all standards for meat, seafood and overall store