Frequently asked questions about nitrate and nitrite.
No. At Maple Leaf Foods we produce our products in multiple facilities. We also are always changing and improving our products. We take allergens very seriously. We recommend you look at the label every time.
At Maple Leaf Foods we produce our products in multiple facilities. We also are always changing and improving our products. We take allergens very seriously. We recommend you look at the label every time.
Mono and diglycerides are emulsion stabilizers (salad dressing, for example, is an emulsion of water in oil). Therefore, mono and diglycerides are not derived from any animal source; neither are our breads—they are entirely made from plant ingredients.
Sodium lactylate is an emulsifier used to homogenize the dough. It does not contain milk.
We do not make gluten-free bread. Gluten is a protein derived from wheat and occurs naturally in flour.
We are very careful about listing known allergens. Although, we recommend that you check the list of ingredients on our labels every time you buy, just in case there’s been a change. If you require further detail, please contact our Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-800-268-3708.
100% Whole Wheat and 100% Whole Grain do not necessarily mean the same thing. The main difference is the presence of the wheat germ. Due to milling processes, 100% Whole Wheat products may not include the germ, whereas 100% Whole Grain products always include the germ. If you are unsure as to whether or not the product is Whole Grain, check the ingredient list to see if wheat germ is included.
It’s false to believe that white bread contains no nutrients. White bread is nutritious. It contains as much starch as brown bread and starch is a source of complex carbohydrates, which provide energy for the body. White bread is not only nutritious, but it contains the same amount of protein and fat as brown bread. It includes even more nutrients than brown bread because enriched flour tops the list of ingredients. In fact, fibre is the main difference between white and brown bread. White bread is lower in fibre.
Our products that have the PARVE kosher symbol are kosher. Many of our bagels are kosher.
There are two Smart™ breads in the market: one is made with 100% whole grain flour (including the germ), the other is a blend of 30% whole grain flour, and 70% enriched-wheat flour. What is unique with our Smart™ whole grain flour is that it is a WHITE wheat, which gives the breads a light colour that children prefer.
Our products are available for sale to all major banners. Each individual store and their head office make the decision as to whether or not a particular item is made available to consumers.
Free-range refers to another manner of keeping livestock and domestic poultry. The animals and poultry are permitted to graze or forage outdoors. The term has not been legally defined in either Canada or the U.S.
There is no quality difference between a fresh or frozen turkey. Frozen turkeys are flash frozen immediately after packaging to
0 °F or below and held at that temperature until purchased. Once defrosted, the meat is practically as fresh as the day it was processed. Fresh turkeys are deep-chilled after packaging and have shorter shelf lives. Because they are perishable and require special handling and merchandising, fresh turkeys are slightly more expensive than frozen turkeys. Choose the product that best meets your needs without sacrificing quality. By purchasing a frozen turkey, you can get the turkey in advance and take advantage of special sales and coupons. Fresh turkeys provide convenience because they do not require thawing.
Pork is often compared to “white meat” because of its excellent nutritional value and because all pork turns white after cooking. However, in its raw form, pork actually ranges from pale to dark, almost reddish pink.
Whole grains include all three parts of a grain kernel: the bran, endosperm and germ. The bran is the outer layer of the grain kernel and includes high amounts of various nutrients, including fibre, minerals and protein. The middle layer of the grain, the endosperm, stores energy for the plant and contains carbohydrates and protein. The germ is the smallest part of the grain but it is packed with nutrients including minerals, a variety of vitamins and phytochemicals. Interestingly, some whole grains, such as buckwheat and quinoa, are actually seeds, not grains. Although they are seeds, they provide the same type of health benefits as grains.
Before they are milled or refined, all grains are whole. Some grains are refined to remove the bran and germ portions, leaving only the endosperm and removing an assortment of health benefits. Canadian consumers can be assured of whole-grain products by a label stating 100% whole grain whole wheat.
Although part of the Prime Line, it is not necessarily “vegetable grain fed”.
Before they are milled or refined, all grains are whole. Some grains are refined to remove the bran and germ portions, leaving only the endosperm and removing an assortment of health benefits. Many health benefits from eating whole grains come from the whole package, not just individual parts. The fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals found in whole grains work together to provide us with energy and good nutrition.
Olivieri® products are found In the refrigerated fresh section.