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Making Our Food

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Our biggest opportunity to improve our impact on people and the planet is through our products.

We look for ingredients, manufacturing partners, and packaging materials that have a positive impact on farmers, communities, animals, the environment, and you. We strive to ensure that our products meet the high standards that we and our bunny families share.

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Ingredients

We focus our sustainable ingredient sourcing efforts on 10 key ingredients, selected based on volume and risk, to maximize our impact. We set minimum requirements for each of these ingredients to help us reach four key sourcing goals: increase organic agriculture, ensure transparency, provide assurance through third-party certifications, and measure impact at the farm level.

Our Top Ingredients


Learn more about some of our top ingredients below. For more details on ingredients, visit our FAQ page.

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  • The tips of a wheat stalk in bright sunlight

    Wheat & Oats

    We continue to prioritize organic wheat and partner with the U.S. Organic Grain Collaborative.

  • A man wearing a t-shirt with "Organic" printed on it, carrying sugar cane stalks on his shoulder.

    Sugar Cane

    99% of our sugarcane is Certified Organic. We prioritize organic sugar, which helps protect farm workers from exposure to harmful pesticides.

  • A pile of cacao pods lying next to a bowl of cocoa nibs

    Cacao

    We source from suppliers who ensure that the cacao farmers are using responsible labor practices. 99% of our cacao is certified organic and more than 99% is certified by Fairtrade International, Fair Trade USA, or Fair for Life.

  • A happy cow standing in a green field

    Dairy

    We’re committed to working with dairy partners who set high standards for animal welfare and sustainable agriculture. That’s why we prioritize working with dairy co-operatives and family farmer groups, including Organic Valley.

  • Chickens happily running in green grass. A basket of brown eggs sits in the foreground.

    Eggs & Meat

    We are deeply committed to animal welfare whenever we source dairy, eggs, and meat. All our eggs are cage-free, and all meat is produced without any added hormones or sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics. 

  • Palm being harvested from a grove of palm trees.

    Palm Oil

    We are committed to sourcing responsible palm oil. In 2019, we verified that 100% of the palm oil used in our products meets the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil standard. More than 99% of our palm oil is Certified Organic.

A child's hands hold up two boxes of Annie's Organic Crispy Snack Bars.

Packaging

We know that packaging plays a critical role in preserving the safety, nutrition, and quality of the food we make. It also presents sustainability challenges through the materials used in products and the waste generated when improper disposal occurs. That’s why we’re committed to designing our packaging in a way that has a positive impact on people and planet.

We aim to lower our packaging footprint by thoughtfully optimizing design, sourcing sustainable materials, and ensuring proper recovery of our packaging. We hold ourselves accountable not only for how we make our products, but what happens to them after they’re enjoyed.

90% of our packaging is recyclable or compostable and 100% of our products carry the How2Recycle label so it’s easy-peasy for you to choose the right bin!

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Manufacturing

Annie’s works with manufacturing partners who help us by mixing ingredients, assembling packaging, and more. We search for partners who are aligned with our values and goals around environmental and social responsibility.

Our partners agree to a strict Code of Conduct. We develop strong relationships with our suppliers, enabling us to prioritize energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, and fair treatment of workers.

Certifications

We strive to source from producers that use third-party certifications to provide transparency and accountability that ingredients are produced in alignment with our values.

Here are some of the certifications you’ll see on our packages:

  • Fair Trade Certified
  • USDA Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Look for Whole Grain - wholegrainscouncil.org
  • Certified Gluten-Free

Allergens

We take allergies very seriously, and our most updated allergen information is always on the package. If you have concerns or questions regarding allergens, reach out to our Consumer Relations team on our contact us page.

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