COMMITTEE DRAFTING THE PORT TOWNSEND FOOD COOP'S PRODUCT SELECTION GUIDELINES MATRIX 11/28/2006

           
Nutritional Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
All Ingredients known/traceable        
certified organic or transitional USDA      
local standard (not certified organic or transitional) needs definition        
Minimal processing / unrefined        
Humane conditions (animals)        
Sustainably harvested & grown (seafood) needs better language        
Restricted Diet Alternative (GF)        
Ǿ Unacceptable ingredients (per Coop's list)        
product contains sulfites i.e sodium bisulfite ( except wine)        
Ǿ GMO, rBGH, Irradiation, etc.  US FDA      
Probably contains GMOs (soya lecithin)        
Known Toxicity US-FDA      
 
 
Price Value Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
Bulk / Staples / Market Basket / Family Size        
CAP/Distributors Specials/In Season Produce specials        
lower price option available in store        
 
 
Consumer Demand Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
Not Readily Available        
Seasonal        
slow turnover        
           
Local Sourcing Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
   
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
Seasonal In Season        
Fewer Miles Traveled        
Local grower/producer/origin        
Unknown place of origin        
Competes with higher local-content alternative(s)        
 
 
Environmental Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
High nutrition to packaging ratio        
Locally recyclable packaging (per Skookum List)        
Reuseable products or packages        
Sustainable production (Deb maintains "no standard")        
Does not use toxics in production        
Hidden packaging (example: produce shipped in plastic sleeves and stripped for display)        
Instore Coop Repackaging        
ǾΘǾ farmed seafood (except oysters, mollusks)        
ǾΘǾ overharvested wild herbs, mushrooms seafood        
ǾΘǾ methyl bromide / Class 1 ozone depleter        
Depletes sensitive ecosystems        
Uses toxics in production        
 
 
Social Applicable Third Party Standard Coop Mission Statement Products we choose to carry Member Survey 2005
Actions Core Evaluation Criteria Reference in Supporting document/policy
Provides product evaluation information: Transparency, Accuracy        
humane working conditions in production        
  animal testing (complex issues matter of opinion/matter of dogma) primarily a HABA issue        
Fair Trade        
Local grower/producer/origin        
Unknown place of origin        
Multinational ownership        

 

 sugar

organic

fair trade

wild