Copps grocery stores are making it very easy for shoppers to identify nutritious foods. Customers who want organic products or produce rich in vitamin C need only to look for the easy to read label. Simple, color-coded labels point out products that have any of the 18 important ingredient and nutrient attributes – ranging from Gluten Free to No Lactose or No Added Sugars. To gain a health key tag, products must pass through filters specifically put in place to omit items with excessive fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
Each month Copps provides a health key story including tips on how to lead a healthier life. Topics range from choosing a “Clean Eating” diet to advice for swapping out high-fat foods for low-fat alternatives, such as replacing sour cream with Greek yogurt. There is a wealth of information about how to make smart food choices at the Copps website at www.copps.com/healthkey.
Here are examples of just a few of the health key labels and how each label is defined.
Gluten Free – Certified by an accredited agency as gluten free or are identified as Gluten Free by the manufacturer.
Organic – Identified by organic certification or organic by the manufacturer.
Vegan – These items do not contain any meat, dairy, eggs, or seafood containing ingredients.
Vitamin A – Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (500mg) of Vitamin A. Produce only.