The Schwan Food Company announced a commitment to eliminating four ingredient groups from its broad food portfolio with the goal of making foods with more familiar ingredients. This initiative to simplify ingredient lists is part of Schwan’s longtime work to evolve its foods to meet the health and wellness expectations of consumers.
“As a frozen-food leader, we are committed to offering quality foods made with the same recognizable ingredients you would find in your pantry,” says Dimitrios Smyrnios, CEO of the Schwan Food Company. “We are working to eliminate artificial trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors and dyes over the next two years, and we will continue to evaluate our ingredient lists to ensure we are satisfying consumer expectations.”
The ingredient simplicity initiative is a continuation of the company’s focus on providing food that meet a variety of consumer needs, including certified gluten free, certified organic, no sugar added, low sodium, low calorie, vegetarian, and heart-healthy options that are already available in its broad portfolio.
“Consumer satisfaction and overall experience with our food is of the utmost importance to our company and employees,” says Stacey Fowler, senior vice president of Product Innovation and Development at The Schwan Food Company. “Our team is hard at work to deliver foods that are free from unfamiliar ingredients and provide consumers with a great experience.”
The commitment announced today is to eliminate these ingredient groups from Schwan-branded foods sold by every subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, including Schwan’s Home Service Inc., Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc., and Schwan’s Food Service Inc.
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