Ingredient Standards

We Choose Organic

We stock a higher volume of organic products than any other store, including 100% organic produce.

When considering new items to sell at MOM’s, ingredients are closely reviewed. If the product is not certified organic and contains a high-risk GMO ingredient, we ask the company to confirm it is not a GMO. If they cannot provide confirmation, we will not carry the product.

Stuff We Don’t Sell in our Food:

  • Artificial colors, preservatives or sweeteners
  • High fructose corn syrup or preservatives
  • Hydrogenated oil, partially hydrogenated oil or fractionated oil
  • Meat or dairy with antibiotics or growth hormones
  • Bleached or bromated flour
  • Bulk dried fruit with added sulfites
  • Meat with nitrates or nitrites
  • Cottonseed oil
  • GMO Canola oil
  • Imported or domestic, non-sparkling waters

MOM's Banned Food Ingredients:

IngredientsFunction
Acesulfame PotassiumSweetener – Artificial
Acesulfame-KSweetener – Artificial
Acetylated Esters Of Mono- And DiglyceridesEmulsifier, Sequestrant, Stabilizer
Ammonium ChlorideDough Conditioner
Artificial ColorsColor – Artificial
Artificial FlavorsFlavor Enhancer
AspartameSweetener – Artificial
Astaxanthin (Artificial)Coloring Agent
AzodicarbonamideBleaching Agent, Dough Conditioner
BenzoatesPreservative
Benzoyl PeroxideBleaching Agent
BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)Preservative
BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)Preservative
Bleached FlourBleaching Agent
Bromated FlourArtificially Aged And Treated Flour
Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)Flavor Carrier, Emulsifier
BST (Bovine Somatotropin)Artificial Bovine (Cow) Growth Hormone
Butane GlycolFlavor Solvent, Humectant
Butylene GlycolFlavor Solvent, Humectant
Calcium BromateDough Conditioner, Bleaching Agent
Calcium Disodium EDTATexturizer, Preservative
Calcium PeroxideDough Conditioner, Bleaching Agent
Calcium PropionatePreservative
Calcium SaccharinSweetener – Artificial
Calcium SorbatePreservative
Calcium Stearoyl-2-LactylateDough Conditioner, Emulsifier
CapreninFat Substitute
CaprocaprylobeheninFat Substitute
Certified ColorColor – Artificial
Cottonseed OilFat Source
CurdlanGelling Agent, Thickener
Cysteine (L-Cysteine)Flavor Precursor, Processing Aid
DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric And Fatty Acid Esters Of Mono And Diglycerides)Emulsifier, Sequestrant, Stabilizer
DiacetylArtificial Butter Flavoring
Diazolidinyl UreaBrowning Agent In Baked Goods
DimethlpolysiloxaneAnti-Foaming Agent, Beet & Yeast Processing
Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS)Emulsifier, Stabilizer
Disodium Calcium EDTAPreservative, Sequestrant
Disodium GuanylateFlavor Enhancer
Disodium Inosinate (IMP)Flavor Enhancer
EthoxyquinPreservative, Color Retention
Ethyl VanillinFlavor – Artificial
Ethylene OxidePreservative, Fumigant, Foam In Fermented Malt Beverages
Ethylenediamine Tetraacetic Acid Edta (EDTA)Sequestrant
FD & C ColorsColor – Artificial
Foie GrasDuck Liver
GMP (Disodium Guanylate)Flavor Enhancer
Hexa-, Hepta- And Octa-Esters Of SucroseFat Substitute
High Fructose Corn SyrupSweetener – Artificial
Hydrogenated OilFat Source
Irradiated FoodsCold Sterilization
Lactylated Esters Of Mono- And DiglyceridesStablizer, Texturizer, Preservative
Lauramide MeaSurfactant/Detergent
Lauryl DeaSurfactant/Detergent
Lead Soldered CansCans Sealed With Lead Soldering
MannitolSweetener, Humecant, Bulking Agent
Methyl And Propyl ParabenFood Additive
Methylene ChlorideSolvent, Coffee Decaffeination And Spice Extraction, Beer
MethylparabenPreservative
Microparticularized Whey ProteinProtein Derived Fat Substitute
Mono And DiglyceridesStablizer, Texturizer, Preservative
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)Flavor Enhancer
NatamyacinMold Inhibitor In Cheese
NeotameArtificial Sweetener
Nitrates/NitritesPreservative
OlestraFat Substitute
OxystearinDerived From Hydrogenated Oil
Partially Hydrogenated OilTexturizer, Preservative
PolydextroseSweetener - Artificial (Synthetic Glucose)
Polysorbate 60, 65, 80Emulsifier, Wax Coatings, De-Foaming
Potassium BenzoatePreservative, Antizymotic
Potassium BisulfitePreservative, Color Preservative
Potassium BromateDough Conditioner, Flour Maturing Agent
Potassium MetabisulfitePreservative, Color Preservative
Potassium SorbatePreservative
PropionatesPreservative, Antizymotic
Propyl GallatePreservative
Propylene GlycolHumecant, Flavor Solvent
PropylparabenPreservative
Resistant Starch Type 4Chemically Modified Starch
RGBH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)Genetically Modified Bovine Growth Hormone
SaccharinSweetener – Artificial
SimplesseFat Substitute
Sodium Aluminum PhosphateLeavening Agent
Sodium Aluminum SulfateLeavening Agent
Sodium BenzoatePreservative
Sodium BisulfitePreservative, Color Retention
Sodium DiacetatePreservative, Sequestrant
Sodium ErythorbatePreservative
Sodium GlutamateFlavor Enhancer (See MSG)
Sodium HexametaphosphateSequestrant, Emulsifier, Texturizer
Sodium MetabisulfitePreservative, Color Retention
Sodium Nitrate/NitriteFlavor, Color Retention Agent
Sodium PropionatePreservative, Antifungal
Sodium SilicoaluminateAnti-Caking Agent
Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate)Dough Conditioner, Emulsifier, Whipping Agent
Sodium SulfitePreservative
Sodium ThiosulfatePreservative
Sodium Tripolyphosate 3Binding Agent
Sorbic AcidAntifungal
Stannous ChlorideColor Retention
Succinic AcidFlavor Enhancer, Neutralizing Agent
SucraloseSweetener – Artificial
Sulfites (Sulfur Dioxide)Preservative, Color Retention
TBHG (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone)Preservative, Sequestrant
Tetrasodium EDTAPreservative, Sequestrant
Trans Fats, ArtificialA Component Of Hydrogenated Fats
VanillinFlavor – Artificial
Vegetable Mono And DiglyceridesStablizer, Texturizer, Preservative