Once Again - Pure Raw Grade A Honey Bear Clover - 12 oz. (340g)
Once Again Pure Raw Grade A Honey Bear Clover comes in an adorable plastic bear-shaped bottle. You will enjoy the smooth and mild sweet taste of clover honey and your kids will love it too! This is a gluten free product.
- Gluten free
- Kosher Certified Product
Frequently Asked Questions
Do the flowers that the Bees use for their honey have pesticides sprayed on them?
All honeys in the USA with the exception of Hawaii, are now natural, there are no more certified organic honeys in the USA. This is because bees fly within a 5 mile radius of the hives and pesticides are used on neighboring crops and fields that bees pollinate. Therefore, their natural local honeys are not organic. Their organic honeys are from Central and South American rain forests where pesticides are not an issue.
How do you read the date on the honey jars?
It is in reverse Julian code, printed on the lid. First is letter which is year produced then is number which if read backwards is day of year.
How long is my honey good for?
They give honey a 2 year shelf life.
If there are not preservatives in their products how do they stay fresh?
Their jars are sealed properly and they use very high quality ingredients.
What do you do if the honey is crystallized?
Place honey jar in warm water.
What is the difference between Organic and Natural?
The term "natural" has no clear definition but often is used when simple easily understood ingredients are combined to create a recipe. Organic foods have been certified that no pesticides were used in the process. The term "organic" when applied to food can only be used if the food meets all the requirements of the Organic Food Act that was passed by Congress in the early 90's. Organic covers all aspects of growing a crop including the use of compost, natural fertilizers, and synthetic fertilizers. Restriction in the use of non-approved chemicals is part of the required routine. Processing facilities such as theirs must keep organic ingredients in a storage area that does not have chemicals or other pesticides. Certification of farms and processors is required at least once a year or more.
What products are Kosher certified and by whom?
All of their products are Kosher certified by the Va'ad Hakashrus of Buffalo, NY
Where are Once Again products sourced from?
- Organic Peanuts from Argentina, New Mexico and Texas.
- Natural Peanuts from Virginia and North Carolina. They do not import any peanuts from China!
- Organic Almonds from 90% California and 10% Italy.
- Natural Almonds from California and are pasteurized.
- Organic and Natural Sesame Seeds from grower co-ops in Nicaragua.
- Organic Cashews from Brazil, Vietnam and Cambodia.
- Flaxseed: North America
- Natural Cashews from Brazil and Vietnam.
- Honey from Wildflower and Clover are sourced locally.
- Organic Killer Bee and Rain Flower Honey are sourced from Brazil
- Organic Jubilee is sourced from Nicaragua
Why doesn't their honey have a safety seal?
Due to customer demand, they hope to change this in the near future.
They manufacture peanuts, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and soy products here at OANB. They have dedicated equipment, and areas to segregate these commodities as much as possible, but there is still a possibility of cross-contamination. Therefore, they suggest that it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to allergens.
About: Safe Quality Foods (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certification. Level 3 Certification is the highest Safe Quality Foods Qualification that can be attained.
Safe Quality Foods is one of the most effective food safety management systems. The SQF Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system. The Program provides independent certification that Once Again Nut Butter's food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations. On April 23, 2010: Once Again Nut Butter was awarded the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Certification.
- Demonstrates Commitment to Safety and Quality.
- Addresses Food Safety Requirements.
- Compliance with regulatory and product traceability requirements.
- Engages in responsible Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Practices the "due diligence" principle.
This program is Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) based meaning that their critical control points are being verified by inspection and documentation. Assisting documents include: chemical control, equipment calibration, good manufacturing practices, carrier inspections of incoming and outbound trailers and environmental monitoring etcetera. All are held to the highest standards. One of the highlights of Once Again Nut Butter is their testing protocols. They test all incoming raw ingredients to insure quality, and they test all finished products. They engage in statistical sampling to insure product safety. Finished products are not released to the public until full analyses are completed. Food retailers and manufacturers seek suppliers who are SQF Certified because of the increased brand protection, consumer confidence and loyalty.
They are able to assure you that their nut butters have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards, at all levels of the supply chain. Once Again Nut Butter is a brand you can trust, they spread integrity.
About Once Again
Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter met while establishing Mifflin Street Co-op in Madison, Wisconsin. They shared common belief in the importance of herbal supplements, worker-owned cooperatives, organic and sustainable farming and the power of community. Upon leaving Madison and moving to Rochester, New York, they established a worker cooperative distribution called Clear Eye Distribution, and a whole-grain bakery that also produced granola using a barrel roaster.
A chance question from a friend, "You have a barrel roaster, why don't you use it to make peanut butter? " led Jeremy to the peanut butter business. In 1976, Once Again Nut Butter was born. When Jeremy and Connie left Rochester for a more rural area, they moved the company into their 800 square foot basement and manufactured peanut butter there until they purchased the current facility in 1981.
Once Again is a democratically operated employee-owned workplace. They pride theirselves in providing the health-conscious consumers with products of superior quality and integrity. Located in a small rural community, they are dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable farming practices. They are proud to offer a healthier alternative, where every customer matters.
- National Honey Bee Awareness Day
- Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
- Domestic Fair Trade Association
- Organic Trade Association
- American Peanut Council
- National Cooperative Business Association
- National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
- Private Label Manufacturers Association
So what about their raccoon?
Four baby raccoons, referred to as kits, grew up on the factory grounds. They were apparently orphans, and really enjoyed their nut butters. The Once Again Family adopted them, one of whom was lovingly named, Rocky. Their kits were very friendly, and adored their office. So...in turn, they adopted them and created their company logo in their honor.
The Once Again Family helped the raccoons in their early months then released them into the forest. To this day, their byproducts are donated to area farms or to nature lovers who often use their products as animal and bird foods. Their raccoon has become a symbol of their wholesome nature, their closeness and responsibility to the earth and the nature of their product.