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IKEA Food quality and environmental requirements
IKEA purchases fresh and packaged food for IKEA restaurants and Swedish Food Markets both centrally and locally. The centrally purchased range, bought from about 100 suppliers, is the same at IKEA stores worldwide. The local range is selected in each country.
All IKEA food suppliers must comply with the IKEA code of conduct, IWAY. In addition, there is a special section with requirements for food product suppliers who work with IKEA.
We want our customers to feel confident that the food served and sold at IKEA is safe and of good quality. That is why our stores are subject for extensive program to make sure the food served and sold is safe.
UTZ Certified - Coffee produced with care for people and the environment
All coffee sold and served at IKEA is UTZ Certified. We want you to know that it was produced in a responsible and sustainable way. UTZ Certified is an independent not-for-profit organisation that sets the standard for responsible coffee growing and sourcing. All our coffee is traceable all the way back to the plantations. Want to learn more?
We want to support and encourage organic farming by offering organic food to our customers. Organic means farming without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It also means higher animal welfare standards. Today we have some 20 organic products in our Swedish Food Market range, such as jam, coffee, pasta and more. We also serve organic food in our restaurants.
Responsibly sourced seafood
We are well aware of the depletion of many fish species in our oceans and committed not to purchase fish from endangered stocks. IKEA has also decided not to sell and serve fish and seafood red listed by IUCN and/or WWF. Want to know more?
Herring The herring served and sold at IKEA comes from sustainable fisheries. This means that the herring comes from well balanced stocks where the fish is caught with consideration for the ocean life and methods that minimize by-catch.
Salmon IKEA participates in the Salmon Dialogue - a multi-stakeholder dialogue, initiated by WWF. The dialogue is developing a standard for sustainable salmon farming.
When we develop food at IKEA we try to minimise the use of synthetic additives such as certain preservatives. Therefore all IKEA Food branded products are free from monosodium glutamate (MSG) and AZO colours, which are suspected to have negative health impacts.
Free from trans fats
Trans fatty acids are used to make liquid fat harder in order to add crispness or hardness to a product. Industrially produced trans fats are suspected to have negative health impact. IKEA branded food products are all free from industrially produced trans fats.