• Inaugurates
    it's new plant in Plessisville

  • Fruit d'Or wins 2016 Canadian Export Business Award !

  • ... Obtains the FSSC 22 000 certification recognized by GFSI.

  • Fruit d’Or products are distributed worldwide

  • The cold helps to develop the characteristic cranberry color

  • Fruit d’Or has reduced its water consumption by 13%

  • Fruit d’Or reduced electricity consumption by 16% in 2009

Certifications


At Fruit d’Or, the quality of our products is one of our driving forces. In order to provide our clients with the highest food safety and an efficient traceability system, we offer products that meet food certifications recognized worldwide.

FSSC 22000

Approved by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), FSSC 22000 is a management system on food safety based on ISO 22000: 2005 and the prerequisite programs, BSI PAS 220 to better manage and ensure the safety of food products.


Health

References
Cranberry Institute
www.cranberryinstitute.org

Association française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments
www.afssa.fr

Passeport Santé
www.passeportsante.net

What is a free radical?

A free radical is a molecule that lacks an electron. As it is positively charged, it constantly seeks another electron to become stabilized. Free radicals will «steal » an electron from a weaker molecule, resulting in the creation of new free radicals.

This process, which is called the « free radical chain reaction », can be repeated over a long period and can disrupt cellular functions on all levels, because the cell is damaged, and therefore unprotected, thus an easy target.

The body neutralizes free radicals, but often there are too many for it to defend itself. Free radicals are partly responsible for the accelerated ageing of cells and the onset of many so-called degenerative diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, cerebral degeneration, inflammatory diseases, cataracts and many acute pathologies.

Lead, cadmium, pesticides, ionizing radiation, alcohol and cigarette smoke all contain noxious substances capable of producing free radicals. Free radicals are the primary cause of damaged tissue. They harm cells and make them age prematurely.