Questions About Aurora Natural
Q: Are your products kosher approved?
A: Yes, the vast majority of Aurora’s products are Kosher Approved through the Circle K Kosher Certification Agency of New York. Those items not kosher certified contain ingredients unsuitable for the kosher eater and are packed and handled away from the kosher certified products. Most of Aurora’s items are Kosher Parve, with the exception of a few trail mixes and granolas, which are Kosher Dairy.
Q: I’m noticing a white coating on my Aurora fruit or berry. Is it mold?
A: No, this white coating is actually the naturally occurring sugar which has migrated to the outside of the fruit. Some products that are particularly volatile to this sugaring are figs, apricots, nectarines, persimmons, strawberries, mango, pineapple, cranberries, and cherries. In many areas of the world such as Turkey, this natural sugaring is actually sought after.
Q: What are the differences between Natural, Organic, and conventional food products?
A: Organic refers to the way farmers grow and process food products. Organic agricultural practices are designed to reduce pollution and encourage soil and water conservation. In addition, Organic food production avoids the use of manmade fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives.
All Natural refers to the ingredients within a food product. All Natural food products do not contain any additives, preservatives, or artificial colorings.
Q: How do I know when my dried fruit is too old to eat?
A: All Aurora Natural products have a Best if Used By date located on the back of the packages.
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A passion in people, community and quality
So much more that fruit and nuts!
Aurora Products, located in Stratford, Connecticut, packages only the highest quality and freshest All Natural and Organic dried fruits, nuts, and trail mixes. Established in 1998, we are a leader in offering only the best top quality products to stores throughout the nation. We make our own trail mixes, roast our own nuts, and package products in a variety of sizes. All items are genuinely All Natural and none of our products contain any preservatives, artificial colors, or additives.
Aurora is one of the few companies in the industry awarded SQF 2000 Level 2 Certification. Safe Quality Foods (SQF) is one of the world’s leading safety and quality management systems. Aurora’s certification provides assurance that all our products provide consumers with food that is safe to buy and eat.
Aurora is not only a leader in providing quality All Natural items, but it also strives to help maintain a sustainable environment. Our packaging includes the use of recycled plastics, and energy is conserved by recycling bio-fuels from oils used in our nut roasters. We also work closely with utility companies by shutting down our plant for a few hours to conserve usage during peak hours.
Aurora Products gives back to our community in many ways. We are a staunch supporter of Habitat of Humanity, Sterling House, The Kennedy Center, as well as many regional volunteer organizations. Besides giving back to our community, Aurora takes a special approach to hiring, with policies that reflect social awareness. Many of our workers live in inner-city Bridgeport, and were hired based on credentials of determination and dedication rather than a garnished resume. The business employs about a dozen workers with disabilities from the Kennedy Center, and two of the company’s employees live in homes built by Habitat for Humanity, the homebuilding charity Aurora has supported for years.
Aurora takes passion in our people, community, and quality of our All Natural product line. We encourage everyone to open a container of Aurora Natural
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Aurora Natural, thinking locally and globally
Aurora has been a leader in giving back to many charitable and educational programs in CT. Our initiatives include the funding of three “Habitat for Humanity” homes, assisting U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars, and being a contributor to a wide range of charitable and educational programs such as Produce for Kids, Sterling House, and The Kennedy Center. We believe in making the world a better place – whether it is through healthy product offerings, eco-friendly packaging or charitable contributions.
We are committed to giving back to the community and doing our part to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Aurora Products is proud of its efforts to be greener and in leading the industry towards a more eco-friendly and environmentally driven business approach.
We actively seek ways to decrease the use of plastic by using packaging made from 100% recyclable RPET (polyethylene terephthalate), derived from partially “post consumer” recycled goods. Plastic made from RPET is considered to be one of the best commodity materials as a barrier to oxygen. Its clarity, inertness, barrier properties and recyclability make it a premium choice for Aurora’s quality product line.
Aurora Products also conserves resources by recycling cooking oil from its nut roasters as bio energy. After roasting our own nuts, used sunflower oil is re-used and converted to fuel for transportation purposes.
In addition, Aurora strives to conserve energy by participating in a voluntary “shutdown” of production during periods of energy overload in the community. We work closely with utility companies by shutting down our facility for a few hours when needed to allow even distribution of electricity to others and to minimize black-outs.
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