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OUR QUALITY STANDARDS

  • We carefully evaluate each and every product we sell.
  • We provide food and nutritional products that support health and wellness.
  • We offer foods that are free of artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
  • We are unapologetic in our commitment to avoid GMOs.
  • We are dedicated to foods that are fresh, wholesome, safe to eat and delicious.
  • We seek out organically grown foods and offer them whenever possible.

FOOD INGREDIENT QUALITY STANDARDS

Dan, our founder (read his story here), healed himself through natural, whole-foods. Ironically, many of those foods were purchased at his local Whole Foods Market®. Dan still shops there and so do many of us here at Simple Again, so it's not surprising that we base many of our product and ingredient choices on the standards that Whole Foods Market® has set for themselves. One quote from their website that we find particularly appropriate to our philosophy is “We consider ourselves buying agents for our shoppers, not sales agents for manufacturers.” We couldn’t agree more.

Below, you’ll  find a list of ingredients that Whole Foods Market® finds unacceptable for the products that they offer. They’ve set the bar fairly high, which is why we’ve chosen to utilize the same list in evaluating the products that we offer. 

A

acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
ammonium chloride
artificial colors
artificial flavors
aspartame
azodicarbonamide

B

benzoates in food
benzoyl peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
bleached flour
bromated flour
brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

C

calcium bromate
calcium disodium EDTA
calcium peroxide
calcium propionate
calcium saccharin
calcium sorbate
calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
caprocaprylobehenin
carmine
certified colors
cyclamates
cysteine (l-cysteine), as an
    additive for bread products

D

DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid
    esters of mono and diglycerides)

dimethylpolysiloxane
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
disodium calcium EDTA
disodium dihydrogen EDTA
disodium guanylate
disodium inosinate



 

E

EDTA
ethyl vanillin
ethylene oxide
ethoxyquin

F

FD & C colors
foie gras

 

G

GMP (disodium guanylate)
 

H

hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
high fructose corn syrup
hydrogenated fats

I

IMP (disodium inosinate)
irradiated foods

L

lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
lead soldered cans

M

methyl silicon
methylparaben
microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
monosodium glutamate (MSG)

N

natamycin
nitrates/nitrites

 

P

partially hydrogenated oil
polydextrose
potassium benzoate
potassium bromate
potassium sorbate
propionates
propyl gallate
propylparaben





 

S

saccharin
sodium aluminum sulfate
sodium benzoate
sodium diacetate
sodium glutamate
sodium nitrate/nitrite
sodium propionate
sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
solvent extracted oils, as standalone
    single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
sorbic acid
sucralose
sucroglycerides
sucrose polyester
sulfites (except in wines, meads and ciders)

T

TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
tetrasodium EDTA

V

vanillin
 

NO HIDDEN AGENDA, JUST SOLID STANDARDS

Many of you are smart about taking supplements. After all, nutrition surveys consistently show that a substantial portion of people in the U.S. fail to consume the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) of various nutrients. But are you smart about which kind you buy? When you make that investment in your health, also make sure you're getting what you paid for — the actual nutrients you need, not unnecessary additives. The good news is, you can trust that we've done the homework for you. 

OUR QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SUPPLEMENTS

  • We carefully evaluate each and every product we sell.
  • We feature products that are free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils.
  • We are committed to offering research-driven dietary supplements that have a proven track record.
  • We provide nutritional products that support the health and well-being of our customers and the environment.
  • Products on our shelves are reviewed for compliance with applicable regulations.