Sustainability

Everybody's business

SUSTAINABILITY

Everybody's business

1-2-Taste as supplier of Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

When sourcing ingredients, food manufacturers increasingly respond to the wider societal and stakeholder interests in sustainability. The United Nations have declared Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. Many of the UN SDGs are applicable to the food production chain. 1-2-Taste wants to help food manufacturers to contribute to these SDG goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequality, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action. Concretely, you can find many sustainably produced and sourced ingredients on 1-2-Taste.

1-2-Taste also partners with Solidaridad and ProFound to create transparent and fair supply chains that deliver sustainable and regenerative food ingredients. This provides impactful market opportunities for SMEs, smallholder farmers, indigenous people, women and youth.

At 1-2-Taste you can directly source your sustainable and responsible ingredients online from many suppliers that feature sustainable ingredients.

Can’t find what you need to produce your own responsible product?

Ask us to help you with your specific needs.

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Reclaiming Sustainability

Smallholder farmers and SMEs play a key role in sustainability and need to be enabled and empowered to do so. Solidaridad helps farmers and SMEs to get fair pay or premiums for their produce, improve product quality and cut production costs. By implementing regenerative agricultural practices, they become more resilient against climate change and other shocks. By helping them to implement regenerative agricultural practices, restore on-farm biodiversity, reduce the use of water and harmful chemical farm inputs and protect forests. Solidaridad is a pioneer and leading expert in innovative sustainability solutions. We scale sustainability impacts beyond certification.

Learn more about Solidaridad.

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Market Systems Change

ProFound – Advisers In Development develops tools for Farm-to-Fork traceability and compliance. ProFound trains SMEs and aggregators to work in accordance with national and international standards, and connects them with local and international buyers. Through a design-lab approach we help design and implement sustainable and traceable sourcing practices of agro-biodiverse and natural ingredients. This involves innovative product-market matches with value addition for producers, regenerative practices and lowering Carbon footprint, as well as tailored marketing strategies with a true story to tell.

Learn more about ProFound.

Smallholder farmers and SMEs play a key role in sustainability and need to be enabled and empowered to do so. Solidaridad helps farmers and SMEs to get fair pay or premiums for their produce, improve product quality and cut production costs. By implementing regenerative agricultural practices, they become more resilient against climate change and other shocks. By helping them to implement regenerative agricultural practices, restore on-farm biodiversity, reduce the use of water and harmful chemical farm inputs and protect forests. Solidaridad is a pioneer and leading expert in innovative sustainability solutions. We scale sustainability impacts beyond certification.

Learn more about Solidaridad.

Market Systems Change

ProFound – Advisers In Development develops tools for Farm-to-Fork traceability and compliance. ProFound trains SMEs and aggregators to work in accordance with national and international standards, and connects them with local and international buyers. Through a design-lab approach we help design and implement sustainable and traceable sourcing practices of agro-biodiverse and natural ingredients. This involves innovative product-market matches with value addition for producers, regenerative practices and lowering Carbon footprint, as well as tailored marketing strategies with a true story to tell.

Learn more about ProFound.

Sustainable Supply and Service Partners

At 1-2-Taste we have several supply partners offering sustainable ingredients that in one way or the other provide environmental, social or economic benefits and help you contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These include for example companies selling ingredients made from what others see as waste or companies that empower women in Africa.

Do you want your food company to produce in a more sustainable way? Contact our service partners that are specialised in the topic!

Sustainable Ingredient Suppliers

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AgroSingularity is the first manufacturer of powdered ingredients from the by-products of fresh plants.

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Gourmet Ingredients is driven to utilise 100% of what comes from the fields, including the by-products of onions, shallots and garlic that would normally go to waste.

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JS Cocoa developed a smart, sustainable and socially relevant solution with the goal to leave no good bean behind.

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Lionel Hitchen uses the by-products from the citrus juice industry to create their products.

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All products of Scelta Inside are made from mushroom stems that would normally remain on the ground after harvesting: 100% natural, 100% sustainable.

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PeelPioneers is a food-tech company, that pioneered a circular solution for the orange peels that are left over after squeezing oranges in supermarkets.

Sustainable Service Providers

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Greencovery developed a brand-new technology that helps you as a food manufacturer recover valuable products from your side-streams.

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My Emissions is the first affordable provider dedicated to helping food companies calculate their carbon footprint.

Sustainability & Traceability

Every step in the supply chain

Sustainability and Traceability go hand-in-hand, and make good business sense: better insight will help build a more resilient supply chain, remove inefficiencies, create competitive advantages, and better manage potential risks. This in turn stimulates innovation and increase productivity, while meeting customer concerns and future supplies.

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SUSTAINABLE CROPS AND LIVELIHOODS

Sustainability requires sourcing from farmers, collectors and SMEs  through more direct and equal buyer-supplier relationships and collaboration throughout the supply chain. A good product deserves a price that covers the cost of shifting to regenerative agricultural practices, allows for decent farmer and collector livelihoods, and for assuring product quality and safety.

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SUSTAINABLE CROPS AND LIVELIHOODS

Sustainability requires sourcing from farmers, collectors and SMEs  through more direct and equal buyer-supplier relationships and collaboration throughout the supply chain. A good product deserves a price that covers the cost of shifting to  regenerative agricultural practices,  allows for decent farmer and collector livelihoods, and for assuring product quality and safety.

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SECURE QUALITY PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

Develop SMEs to increase market share, and expand into new market segments. This can include new applications for food or health market segments. We support SMEs to adjust to the different market access requirements, and make a match with potential buyers, including the development of marketing storylines to stand out from the competition.

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SECURE QUALITY PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

Develop SMEs to increase market share, and expand into new market segments. This can include new applications for food or health market segments. We support SMEs to adjust to the different market access requirements, and make a match with potential buyers, including the development of marketing storylines to stand out from the competition.

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MAKING SUSTAINABLE SOURCING EASIER

Together with Solidaridad and ProFound we will continue to develop and offer new supply sources and services for sustainable and regenerative sourced ingredients. Order samples direct online via the Solidaridad and ProFound samples stores. Or email us or chat with us to design and secure your customised Sustainable and Regenerative supply.

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MAKING SUSTAINABLE SOURCING EASIER

Together with Solidaridad and ProFound we will continue to develop and offer new supply sources and services  for sustainable and regenerative sourced ingredients. Order samples direct online via the Solidaridad and ProFound samples stores. Or email us or chat with us to design and secure your customised Sustainable and Regenerative supply.

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DELIVER SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TO GLOBAL MARKETS

Traceability of food ingredients so that you and your customers know where your ingredients come from. This will address customer concerns on the sustainability impact of their purchases in the store. Doing so, food manufacturers and customers alike create a direct sustainability impact through purchases, beyond certification.

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DELIVER SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TO GLOBAL MARKETS

Know where your ingredients come from.  Address  customer concerns on the sustainability impact of their purchases at source. Create a direct sustainability impact through your purchases, beyond certification.

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UPCYCLE BY-PRODUCTS TO REDUCE WASTE

Food ingredient production creates many by-products, which will go to waste in many cases. Upcycling these streams of by-products immediately reduces waste. Equally important, these upcycled ingredients are great contributors in the formulation of food products in many application areas.

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UPCYCLE BY-PRODUCTS TO REDUCE WASTE

Food ingredient production creates many by-products, which will go to waste in many cases. Upcycling these streams of by-products immediately reduces waste. Equally important, these upcycled ingredients are great contributors in the formulation of food products in many application areas.

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REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS

Your customers are aware that each individual’s carbon footprint needs to be reduced. So you should make sure you reduce CO2 when producing food products and help your customers reduce. Customers are looking for alternatives that have lower CO2 emissions, hence meat alternatives, dairy alternatives are on the rise – you need to source the right ingredients to produce these alternatives!

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REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS

Your customers are aware that each individual’s carbon footprint needs to be reduced. So you should make sure you reduce CO2 when producing food products and help your customers reduce. Customers are looking for alternatives that have lower CO2 emissions, hence meat alternatives, dairy alternatives are on the rise – you need to source the right ingredients to produce these alternatives!

FAQs about sustainability

At 1-2-Taste, we understand the importance of meeting specific certifications and sustainability requirements for ingredients. We strive to provide our customers with a wide range of options that align with their desired certifications, such as USDA Organic or B Corp.

To Request a Quote for ingredients with specific certifications, we recommend connecting with our Customer Success representative. They will be able to gather the necessary details regarding your specific requirements and guide you through the process of obtaining a quote.

For sustainability-related certifications like USDA Organic or B Corp, we work closely with suppliers who meet these standards. By leveraging our extensive network and expertise in the industry, we can source and provide you with ingredient options that carry the desired certifications.

To initiate the request for a quote, please reach out to our Customer Success representative by calling +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com. They will assist you in finding the right ingredients that meet your sustainability certifications.

Absolutely! At 1-2-Taste, we understand the importance of dietary restrictions and allergens. If you need assistance with ingredient sourcing for specific dietary restrictions or allergens, our team is here to help. Our experienced professionals can provide guidance and support in selecting the right ingredients that meet your specific requirements.

We highly emphasise the accuracy and up-to-date information regarding allergens and dietary restrictions on our specifications. If you have any doubts or need support in ensuring compliance, please do not hesitate to let us know. We have the expertise to guide you through this process.

For more detailed information or to discuss your specific needs, I recommend contacting our knowledgeable customer success team who can provide you with the necessary assistance. Please call us at +31 85 0027748 or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com for more information.

When it comes to the use of ingredients for specific dietary supplements or functional foods, there are indeed certain restrictions and regulations in place to ensure the safety and efficacy of these products.

In the realm of dietary supplements, these products are regulated by various authorities, such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in the European Union. They have established guidelines and regulations that dictate which ingredients can be used in dietary supplements and the allowed dosage levels. These regulations aim to safeguard consumer health and prevent the use of potentially harmful substances.

Functional foods, on the other hand, are subject to regulations that govern health claims and nutrient content claims. In the European Union, for instance, the use of health claims on food products is carefully regulated by the European Commission. A health claim refers to any statement suggesting a relationship between a food component, such as an ingredient, and a person’s health. These health claims must be scientifically substantiated and authorised by the appropriate regulatory bodies.

Therefore, it is crucial for manufacturers of dietary supplements and functional foods to adhere to these regulatory frameworks and ensure compliance with the stipulated requirements for ingredient usage and labelling.

I hope this sheds light on the restrictions and regulations governing the use of ingredients for specific dietary supplements and functional foods. Should you have any further inquiries or require more detailed information, please do not hesitate to approach me.

The matter of mislabeled or mispackaged ingredients is a matter of great significance in the realm of ingredient supply. At 1-2-Taste, we hold the highest regard for quality control and take immediate action to address any such issues that may arise.

Should a situation occur where mislabeled or mispackaged ingredients are encountered, we swiftly initiate a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the cause and scope of the error. Our devoted team works closely with our esteemed suppliers to rectify the matter promptly and efficiently.

To prevent any potential consequences resulting from mislabeled or mispackaged ingredients, we have implemented stringent quality control measures. Our meticulous processes and regular supplier audits help ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations and standards.

In the event of a mislabeled or mispackaged ingredient issue, we prioritise seamless communication and swift resolution. Our dedicated Customer Success team will address your concerns and guide you through the appropriate steps required to rectify the situation.

Kindly reach out to our Customer Success team for immediate assistance. You may contact them at +31 85 0027748 during our customary business hours or send a decorous email to sales-eu@12taste.com. They possess the expertise to provide guidance and resolve any issues regarding mislabeled or mispackaged ingredients.

Ensuring accurate allergen labelling for ingredient orders is a top priority at 1-2-Taste. We understand the critical importance of providing accurate and reliable allergen information to our customers.

In the unlikely event that an ingredient order has incorrect or missing allergen labelling, we have robust procedures in place to address these issues promptly and effectively.

Our team works closely with our suppliers to ensure they adhere to regulatory requirements and provide accurate allergen information for their products. We regularly review and verify the allergen labelling provided by our suppliers to maintain compliance and accuracy.

If an issue arises with allergen labelling, we take immediate action. We communicate with the supplier or manufacturer to rectify the situation, requesting updated and accurate allergen information. This may involve reviewing product specifications, conducting additional inquiries, or seeking certifications to ensure the allergen labelling is correct.

Our commitment to providing accurate allergen information extends to our customers. We strive to promptly address any concerns or issues related to incorrect or missing allergen labelling. We encourage our customers to reach out to us directly so that we can provide the necessary support and guidance.

If you come across an ingredient order with incorrect or missing allergen labelling, or if you have any specific concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours, or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com. Our dedicated team is here to assist you.

When it comes to ingredient orders, traceability information is of utmost importance to ensure product safety and compliance with regulations. At 1-2-Taste, we have established processes and protocols to handle any issues related to incorrect or insufficient traceability information.

In the event that an ingredient order has inaccurate or insufficient traceability information, we take immediate action to address the issue and ensure proper traceability. Our team collaborates closely with our suppliers to rectify any discrepancies and obtain the accurate traceability details.

We have a robust traceability system in place that enables us to track and verify the origin, handling, and movement of ingredients throughout the supply chain. This system allows us to promptly identify and rectify any deficiencies in the traceability information provided.

Furthermore, we prioritise transparency and open communication with our suppliers to ensure accurate traceability information is maintained and updated. We work together to improve traceability practices and leverage technology and data management systems to enhance the accuracy and reliability of the information.

If you encounter an ingredient order with incorrect or insufficient traceability information, or if you have any concerns regarding traceability, we encourage you to contact us at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com. Our dedicated team will promptly address the issue and provide the necessary support and guidance to ensure traceability compliance.

Absolutely! At 1-2-Taste, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and authenticity of food ingredients. We offer a range of services, including testing for food adulterants and contaminants.

Our Food Analytical Technologies brand specialises in providing comprehensive testing solutions to ensure the quality and safety of food ingredients. We have a team of experienced scientists and state-of-the-art analytical equipment that can test for a wide range of adulterants and contaminants.

While we don’t provide a publicly accessible list of ingredients that have undergone specific testing for food adulterants or contaminants, we can certainly assist you in determining the appropriate tests and conducting them for your specific ingredient needs.

If you have specific requirements for testing certain food adulterants or contaminants in your ingredients, we recommend reaching out to us at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or emailing us at sales-eu@12taste.com. Our team will be able to provide you with relevant information and guide you through the testing process.

When it comes to handling ingredient orders with incorrect or missing country of origin information, we take this matter seriously and ensure proper resolution. Maintaining accurate country of origin information is crucial for transparency, compliance, and meeting regulatory requirements.

In the event that an ingredient order is received with incorrect or missing country of origin information, our team at 1-2-Taste takes proactive steps to rectify the issue. We work closely with our suppliers to obtain the accurate country of origin information and ensure that it is updated in our records.

This process involves engaging in open and transparent communication with our suppliers to address any discrepancies and ensure the accuracy of the information provided. We understand the importance of country of origin information for our customers and regulatory bodies, and we strive to provide reliable and up-to-date information.

If you come across an ingredient order with incorrect or missing country of origin information, or if you have any concerns regarding this matter, we encourage you to contact us directly at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com. Our dedicated team will promptly assist you in resolving the issue and providing the necessary support.

When it comes to handling ingredient orders with incorrect or inconsistent sensory attributes, ensuring product quality is our top priority. While taste and aroma are subjective attributes, we understand their importance in delivering a satisfying sensory experience to consumers.

At 1-2-Taste, we have established quality control measures and protocols to address any issues related to incorrect or inconsistent sensory attributes. Our team works closely with our suppliers to maintain consistent sensory profiles for our ingredients.

In the event that an ingredient order is received with incorrect or inconsistent sensory attributes, we take immediate action to investigate the matter. This may involve conducting sensory evaluations and tests to assess the quality and identify any deviations from the expected standards.

We value open and transparent communication with our suppliers to resolve these issues efficiently. If an ingredient does not meet our sensory specifications, we collaborate with the supplier to address the concern and rectify the situation.

Should you encounter any ingredient orders with incorrect or inconsistent sensory attributes, we highly encourage you to contact our dedicated team directly at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or email us at sales-eu@12taste.com. We will promptly assist you in addressing the issue and finding a suitable solution.

At 1-2-Taste, we take quality and certification information seriously. If there are any issues with ingredient orders that have incorrect or missing organic certification information, we have established procedures in place to address the situation promptly and effectively.

Firstly, we advise our customers to thoroughly review the product details and certifications displayed on our website before placing an order. However, in the event that incorrect or missing organic certification information is discovered after the order has been placed, we encourage you to contact our Customer Success team immediately.

Our Customer Success team is trained to handle such situations and will diligently investigate and address any concerns regarding incorrect or missing organic certification information. They will work closely with the supplier to rectify the issue and ensure that accurate certification information is provided.

In the event that a resolution cannot be reached, we have policies and contractual agreements in place to protect the interests of both our customers and suppliers. Rest assured that we are committed to upholding high standards of ingredient quality and certification accuracy.

If you encounter any issues with incorrect or missing organic certification information in your ingredient order, I highly recommend contacting our Customer Success team as soon as possible. They can be reached at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or by emailing us at sales-eu@12taste.com. They will be dedicated to resolving the matter to your satisfaction.

At 1-2-Taste, we take great care in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of the information related to GMO status provided by our suppliers. However, in the event that there are any issues with ingredient orders that have incorrect or missing GMO status information, we have processes in place to address and resolve such situations.

Firstly, our team closely monitors the GMO status information provided by our suppliers. We strive to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of this information to ensure compliance with regulations and meet the needs of our customers.

If there is a discrepancy or missing GMO status information for an ingredient order, we follow a systematic approach to address the issue. We communicate with the supplier or manufacturer to obtain the necessary information and clarification. This may involve requesting updated documentation or conducting further inquiries to ensure the accuracy of the GMO status.

Our priority is to resolve any issues promptly and efficiently, while maintaining transparency and compliance with relevant regulations. We are committed to providing our customers with the most accurate and reliable information to support their ingredient sourcing needs.If you need further information or have specific concerns about GMO status information, I recommend contacting our team directly at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or emailing us at sales-eu@12taste.com.

Certainly! At 1-2-Taste, we offer a wide range of ingredients that have been tested for various functional properties, such as antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. These tests ensure that the ingredients meet the required standards and offer the desired functional benefits.

To access a list of ingredients that have been tested for specific functional properties, I recommend reaching out to our sales team. They will be able to provide you with detailed information on the specific ingredients and their functional properties, including any test results or certifications available.

You can contact our sales team at +31 85 0027748 during regular business hours or email them at sales-eu@12taste.com. They will be happy to assist you in finding the right ingredients that meet your functional requirements.