Packed under the company’s Today’s Gourmet label, the 1-pound bags feature the Fair Trade Certified logo and text is in English and French.
Southern Specialties and its Guatemala farms worked with the Oakland, Calif.-based Fair Trade USA to achieve certification, according to a news release from the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based grower, importer, processor and shipper of specialty produce.
“We are very pleased to become a Fair Trade USA partner,” Daryl Johnston, Southern Specialties’ vice president of sales, said in the release. “Fair Trade certified produce supports healthy farming communities and ecosystems while delivering nutritionally rich, great tasting produce. Retailers can show commitment to their customers and the grower community by offering this ethically sourced Fair Trade certified product.”
Southern Specialties has grown and shipped French beans for more than 22 years, according to the release.
The addition complements the company’s Southern Selects product line, according to the release.