Starting in September, Papa John’s has partnered with Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. as its supplier for pineapple as the company continues to strengthen its commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.
“At Papa John’s we believe that pineapple belongs on pizza,” says Paul Fabre, SVP of Product Innovation at Papa John’s. “Partnering with Dole makes sense because there is nothing more important or vital to our business and to earning our customers’ trust than providing high-quality food. This starts with how we source our ingredients, including DOLE pineapple, which brings a rich sweetness to our pies.”
Papa John’s Super Hawaiian Pizza offers a taste of the tropics, loaded with sweet, juicy DOLE Pineapple tidbits, julienne-cut Canadian bacon, hickory-smoked bacon, a three-cheese blend, and real cheese made from mozzarella on Papa John’s signature sauce and original fresh, never-frozen six-ingredient dough.
Papa John’s understands its consumers want to know where their food comes from and what is in it. Partnering with Dole showcases Papa John’s unwavering commitment to serving high-quality ingredients. DOLE Pineapple is responsibly sourced in Thailand and the Philippines, and not only meets, but exceeds the highest international standards.
Papa John’s Global Food Safety Program and Standards applies to its entire supply chain. The company conducts annual food safety and quality audits of Papa John’s Quality Control Centers where its original pizza dough is made to ensure compliance with U.S. food safety and quality standards and its own global food safety standards. Papa John’s also ensures all suppliers have undergone a third-party food safety audit. In addition, the company audits its ingredient suppliers annually and provides feedback to drive continuous improvement.
Papa John’s was also the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its entire food menu in April of 2016, including preservatives such as BHA and BHT, flavor enhancer MSG, cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils, and high fructose corn syrup.