FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you’ll find the most frequently asked questions regarding our products, packaging and production methods.
Questions concerning our products
C’ZON products are prepared at the site of production less then 48 hours after harvest and then transported by air for optimal freshness.
We constantly monitor and respect the cold chain, and use refrigerated transport and storage.
To guarantee the optimal eating quality of C’ZON products, each one has a Best Before or a Use By date: these shelf lives have been established through rigorous testing and ensure that all C’ZON products can be enjoyed at their best (flavour first and foremost, natural benefits…).
To optimise the preservation of their products, C’ZON focuses on using technical packaging whose properties facilitate optimal preservation, with specific features for each variety of fruit and vegetable. The natural gas exchanges of the fruits and vegetables are regulated and optimised thanks to micro-perforations in the plastic films or bags.
Only the packaging of the C’ZON products is used to optimise preservation of our products: the packaging contains nothing other than the fruits and vegetables; there are no additives or industrial processes used to modify the atmosphere in the packaging.
We strive to ensure that our customers get the very best out of our vegetables after cooking, not only in terms of flavour, but also in terms of vitamins, texture and appearance.
On each of our products you’ll find a pictogram on the label indicating the best method of cooking your vegetables: microwave oven, boiling, steaming, cooking in a wok or eating raw (snacks). You will also find the recommended cooking time on the back of the packaging. The tests to establish these cooking methods and timings were carried out by Michelin-starred chef Jean Pierre Dargent, guaranteeing that you will enjoy your vegetables at their very best (in taste and texture). They are only recommendations, however: you are of course free to cook them any way you choose, and many of you will be eating them raw!
C’ZON fruits and vegetables are produced without any additives, preservatives, or added protective atmospheres during packaging. In other words, they are subjected to absolutely no processing apart from peeling and cutting, to make your life easier. So if you’d like your children to discover the delicious flavours of fresh fruits and vegetables, C’ZON products are the ideal introduction.
The blends have been carefully developed to ensure that all the vegetables cook perfectly: the thickness of the carrot sticks or slices, the length of the asparagus etc. All the different shapes and sizes of the vegetables have been chosen to ensure that the cooking times indicated on the packaging will allow all the vegetables to be cooked at the same time. So there’s no need to sort through them, just follow the instructions!
We are delighted to be able to tell you that all our products are GMO-free. None of C’ZON’s fruit and vegetables is transgenic. Our products are produced in accordance with our strict specifications, and we ensure that all our producers respect and comply with them. The absence of GMO and transgenic products is part of our fundamental requirements, so you can rest assured that C’ZON products are entirely free of them.
Questions concerning our packaging
Questions concerning our production methods
A C’ZON producer is a partner who shares the same vision of market development as us, and who shares the same sense of customer service.
A C’ZON producer is Global Gap certified (for good agricultural practices, from field to processing station) and BRC or IFS (for food safety and working conditions at the packing stage). These certifications indicate our level of commitment, both in social and environmental terms. 100% of C’ZON producers also boast ethical certification focusing on improvements to working conditions (e.g.: Fairtrade or ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative)). These partnerships are founded on the desire to grow together and on an equitable “win-win” basis (prices set for the year, for example).