At Cookin’ Greens our Quality Assurance team works hard to ensure that from farm-to-freezer our dark-leafy greens are traceable and meet the necessary quality standards set by the Canadian, USDA , and Ecocert regulatory bodies where applicable.

Quality control starts at the seed. Throughout the crop gestation period, our farmers  inspect their crops to meet their specifications. After harvest, the crops go directly to the flash-freezing facilities where acceptable quality level is confirmed prior to processing. After removal of loose soil and any sticks picked up during harvesting, they are washed, blanched, chopped and quick-frozen. The vegetables are then visually inspected several times through the process and undergo microbial testing by qualified labs to ensure adequate processing.

Once our dark-leafy greens have gone through these processes, they then make it into the bags you can purchase at your local grocery store.

 

Also on this page:

1) Learn where Cookin’ Greens ingredients come from and what farming methods we employ.

2) Learn how to read a production code on Cookin’ Greens Products.

3) Learn about Ecocert ®.

 

Cookin’ Greens Country of Origin Chart

Cookin’ Greens Products Country of Origin Farming Method
Chopped Spinach

U.S.A.

Natural
Chopped Kale

U.S.A.

Natural
Athlete’s Mix

U.S.A.

Natural
Organic Kale

CANADA, U.S.A., ECUADOR

Organic
Organic Spinach

U.S.A, TURKEY, ECUADOR

Organic
Organic Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa blend

KALE- CANADA, U.S.A., ECUADOR

BUTTERNUT SQUASH- CANADA, U.S.A, SPAIN

QUINOA- PERU, BOLIVIA, PROCESSED IN CANADA

Organic
Organic Kale, Corn &Peas blend  

 

KALE- CANADA, U.S.A., ECUADOR

CORN –  CANADA , U.S.A.

PEAS – CANADA, U.S.A.

Organic

 Last Updated August 10 2015

How to Read a Production Code

Cookin’ Greens Products and Applicable Code Information
1)  All Cookin’ Greens Products “Classics” & “Organics” All 500g & 300g
Chopped Spinach
Chopped Kale
Athlete’s Mix
Organic Chopped Kale
Organic Chopped Spinach
Organic Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa
Organic Kale, Corn & Peas
Code format: Best Before dating with Country of Origin Information BB/ MA  – YYYY / MM / DD (*best before – year/month/day)
Ingredients from (or Product of).
We provide a country of origin for each ingredient used by The Toby Brand. Followed by: Ecocert registration #, Packing Establishment #, Day, Month, and Year when packed. 24 months (2 year) shelf-life from date of production.

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Example:  Cookin’ Greens Organic Kale, Corn & Peas Blend packed on March 19, 2014. Organics Production Code
Example: Cookin’ Greens Chopped Spinach packed on December 12, 2015. Organics Production Code

 

Ecocert

What is Ecocert?

Ecocert  is a global certification body, established in France in 1991 by agronomists that wanted to standardized the regulation of foods by those committed to offering environmentally friendly forms of agriculture. 

Ecocert works with Cookin’ Greens, to help us bring responsible Organic flash-frozen vegetables to consumers.

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