Benefits of Partnering with Natural Choice Foods

Dealing with overstocked food repacking & redistributing can be frustrating. At Natural Choice Foods, we move more than 200,000 cases of overstocked and distressed food per week. We also have a network of 350 wholesale customers across the nation.  Founders Nels and Shayne Eisenga have a combined 30 years of experience in the retail, wholesale, …

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How To Prevent Food Waste During the Holidays

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The holiday season brings a lot of magic to the table, from spending quality time with friends and family to the abundance of delicious food. While the overwhelming amount of food may be enticing short-term the long-term effects are significantly contributing to the food waste crisis. While enjoying mouthwatering homemade meals is a wonderful part …

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The Food Recovery Hierarchy

In an effort to manage food more sustainably, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Food Recovery Hierarchy. The Food Recovery Hierarchy is a reverse pyramid that prioritizes actions businesses and organizations can take to prevent food waste. The Six Tiers There are six tiers listed from most preferred to least preferred in terms of …

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Non-Food Waste Sustainability Efforts

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Natural Choice Foods has partnered with West-Michigan based recycling company, Padnos. Their company makes it easy to recycle nonferrous metals, plastics, papers, and electronic scrap, all of which we produce in our office spaces and warehouse. Our team thought, if our overall mission is to take steps towards saving the environment, why haven’t we expanded …

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Sustainability Efforts Continue. Zero Waste is Our Goal

Since we opened our doors in 1997, we’ve always been intentional about exercising sustainable practices. We’ve worked to reduce food waste by purchasing all overstock and distressed food items from a variety of sellers, then repacking, reselling and donating all of it. However, in the past few months, we’ve partnered with organizations Perfect Circle Recycling …

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Don’t Dump It! Helping Food Companies Avoid Food Waste

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Food waste may not be a topic that crosses the mind of an average person in their day-to-day life. Being involved in the food industry requires Natural Choice Foods to take food waste into consideration. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in our country, food waste is estimated to be around 30-40% …

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