Salida, CO - Natural foods market rising star Don’t Go Nuts starts 2014 with new certifications and new supply chain partners that compel leaders of this Colorado-based start-up to be confident sales of its nut-free foods will rise steeply in the coming year.
In the closing weeks of 2013, Don’t Go Nuts operations were inspected, evaluated and found to be certifiable as organic by Quality Assurance International and as Kosher “Star D-Dairy” by Star K. The latter certification indicates products are Kosher and made in a facility that contains dairy.
“We are doing everything we can to assure our customers that Don’t Go Nuts foods adhere to the most stringent standards for producing safe, healthy and delicious peanut and tree nut-free foods,” said Co-Founder and CEO Jane Pinto. “We know there are growing demands around food health and safety, making organic certification a market imperative not just for people with food allergies, but for all consumers.”
Don’t Go Nuts also announced agreements with two of the natural, organic and specialty food industry’s leading supply chain partners, KeHE Distributors and United Natural Foods Inc. In recent weeks, the company’s products shipped to more than 100 stores in 30 states. Demand from the two distributors already has caused Don’t Go Nuts to increase its workforce 80 percent and to expand warehouse capabilities at their brand new production facility, which has been open less than a year.
“We are humbled and gratified by the recognition our affiliation with two powerhouses in the natural foods market brings to our brand,” Pinto said. “We know there are nut-free families across the country anxiously waiting for our products to be available at their neighborhood grocers, and we are confident KeHE and UNFI will help us get there sooner.”
Don’t Go Nuts offers six flavors of energy snack bars (Blueberry Blast, Boogie Board Bash, Celestial Campout, Gorilla Power, Lift Service and Whitewater Chomp) and five flavors of soy butter Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar, Slightly Sweet, Lightly Sea Salted and Pure Unsalted. No ingredients are genetically modified, and the company is in the process of seeking non-GMO certification.
About Don’t Go Nuts LLC
Don’t Go Nuts offers nut-free foods for nut-free kids and the world around them. Safe, healthy and delicious thanks to our trademarked Field To Fingers Nut Free Process. We get it. We have a nut allergy, too. Don’t Go Nuts makes nut-free foods using organic, non-GMO ingredients that are good for you and good for the planet.
About Pinto Barn Inc.
Founded in 2011, based in Salida, Colo., Pinto Barn is a collective of caring hearts who commit their energy, talents and passion to consciously creating products that help people to live healthy, whole lives. Divisions include Don’t Go Nuts and Sacred Sleep.