FAQ Top Frequently Asked Questions

How many organic Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners varieties are available?

There are five delicious varieties of Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese dinners including: Organic Shells and Cheddar, Organic Shells and White Cheddar, Organic Elbows and Cheddar, Organic Crazy Bugs and Cheddar, and Organic Alphabet and White Cheddar.

All Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners are labeled as certified organic. What does this mean?

We have 5 varieties of organic Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners to meet our consumers' needs. If you are looking for organic dinners, look for the USDA Organic seal on the package. This means they comply fully with the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards and are certified organic by Quality Certification Services (QCS). Additionally, to be certified organic, all of the ingredients must meet National Organic Program requirements.

In addition to meeting NOP requirements, our USDA-Certified Organic products contain:

  • Rennet and enzymes that are from non-animal sources
  • Organic milk that is sourced from cows that have been raised within USDA NOP livestock handling and feeding requirements
  • Organic milk that is sourced from cows not treated with rBST growth hormones, other added hormones or antibiotics*
    *FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between milk from rBST-treated cows and untreated cows.

Finally, our organic ingredient suppliers must also be certified to meet organic requirements.

How can I tell which Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese products are certified organic?

Back to Nature products carry the USDA organic seal on the front panel.

Do Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners use GMOs in their products?

Foods labeled as Certified Organic—including our Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners—do not contain genetically modified ingredients. Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners are made without antibiotics, added hormones or synthetic pesticides; and have no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors.

Where can I find Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners?

Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners are distributed nationally at Whole Foods, natural food stores, Amazon.com, and wherever natural and organic products are found in your local grocery store.

Are Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners all natural?

FDA policy states that “natural” means “nothing artificial or synthetic has been included in, or has been added to, a food that would not normally be expected to be in the food.”

Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners are made without artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors, and each dinner has the great taste families’ love. Additionally, each dinner meets the standards for organic certification, which is a rigorous certification program created by the US Department of Agriculture.

Do you have a list of Back to Nature Macaroni & Cheese Dinners that are gluten-free?

We understand how important it is for consumers with gluten sensitivity to have accurate information about the gluten content of foods. To make sure our consumers have the best source of information, gluten-containing ingredients are always listed on our ingredient label, no matter how small the amount. We list ingredients that are a source of gluten on our label's ingredient statement in commonly known terms, such as wheat, barley, oats or rye. Currently, all Back to Nature Macaroni and Cheese products contain wheat.

What is post-consumer content?

Post-consumer content is material that was collected from either households or businesses through recycling, after the original product was consumed or package was used. You can tell how much of the total recycled content came from people like you, by looking at the percentage stated on the packaging (e.g., 35% PRC).

Do you have any recipes you can send me using Back to Nature products?

Sorry, but at the current time we do not have any recipes available using Back to Nature products. We are hard at work creating new recipes, so please check our website periodically for them!

How do I read the Best When Used by date on Back to Nature products?

Here's how to interpret the Best When Used By date on Back to Nature products. An example is provided below:

04OCT2005 BD 12
04 = Day of month of expiration
OCT = Month> 05 = Year of expiration (2005)
BD = plant code
12 = hour code

We recommend consuming these Back to Nature products until the Best When Used By date if properly stored. We don't recommend consuming the products after this date as we can't guarantee that they will have retained their optimal flavor and texture qualities.