Frequently Asked Questions



auto-immune friendly AIP

What is "AIP"?

AIP is the Autoimmune Protocol. The AIP paleo diet goes beyond typical paleo diet guidelines to address autoimmune issues, by removing foods that may cause problems for a smaller group of people.

A common example of the difference between paleo and AIP is the tomato, which is encouraged as a nutrient-dense food in the paleo framework. In the elimination phase of AIP, tomato is off the menu.

Some of our soups are AIP-friendly, and for those that are, we follow the elimination phase guidelines as described by The Paleo Mom AIP Guide and the Autoimmune Wellness Guide.



What is "Best If Used By"?

"Best If Used By" is the recommended phrase for dated products to inform consumers when the flavor or quality will be at its best. As directed by the USDA, "Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality. Except for infant formula, dates are not an indicator of the product's safety and are not required by Federal law."

There are many other possible wordings such as "Best If Used Before", "Sell By", "Use By", which are all used interchangeably. Generally, none of these are product safety dates. For most products consumers buy, there is no product safety date. However, product "best by" dates are often confusingly referred to as an "expiration date", or "shelf life".

Why does this confusion matter?

The big issue being confronted here is food waste. A tremendous amount of food is thrown away because consumers think a package date is intended to be a product safety expiration date.

In 2016, the USDA began recommending use of the phrase "Best If Used By" on any packaging quality dates. Although quality dates are not required on packages, if a product includes one, the phrase should be consistent. This should prevent consumers from expecting a difference between any of those wordings.

True Primal pouches use the "Best If Used By" wording, to discourage food waste. We encourage all food producers to do the same.

But being consistent on the use of "Best If Used By" is just the first step. Perhaps more important is informing consumers that "Best If Used By" is a recommendation on product flavor and quality, and is not a safety/expiration date. If you can, please help spread the word on what "Best If Used By" really means!

What is the "best if used by" time frame for True Primal soups?

For all of our soups, we're currently putting a "Best If Used By" date of at least 12 months from pouch production. Again, note this date is chosen based on flavor. Over time it seems like the delicate aromatics in the onion/garlic may be the first to mellow out and lose their flavor. After about a year of storage, it seems like there's a slight reduction of those two flavors, but most of the flavors holds up well. We may adjust these flavor assessments over time. (Currently we're using 18 months on the Beef & Vegetable Organic Soup, Beef & Mushroom Organic Soup, and Savory Wedding Organic Soup. It's likely all our recipes will be moved to at least 18 months eventually, based on flavor assessment feedback.)

For questions on judging product safety, and more information on "best if used by", see the USDA recommendations on product dating and food safety.



Ingredients/Nutrition Comparison?

CaloriesTotal Fat (g)Sat. Fat (g)Trans Fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Total Carbs (g)Fiber (g)Sugars (g)Added Sugar (g)Protein (g)Vitamin D (mcg)Iron (mg)Calcium (mg)Potassium (mg)
Beef & Mushroom Organic Soup31014605090017580310.22.7100810
Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Onion, Organic Mushroom, Organic Chopped Beef (Organic Beef, Water, Salt), Organic Carrot, Organic Cauliflower, Beef Gelatin, Organic Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Garlic, Organic Celery, Organic Thyme, Organic Dill Weed, Organic Parsley.
Beef & Potato Soup330124.504595038660180.12.7110880
Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth, Organic Potato, Organic Carrot, Organic Chopped Grass-Fed Beef, Organic Onion, Organic Dried Potato, Organic Tomato Paste (Organic Tomato, Citric Acid), Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic, Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Celery, Organic Parsley, Organic Chile Pepper.
Beef & Vegetable Organic Soup30014605087016590240.12.7100640
Water, Organic Diced Tomato (Organic Tomato, Organic Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Organic Chopped Grass-Fed Beef, Organic Green Bean, Organic Carrot, Organic Onion, Organic Tomato Paste (Organic Tomato, Citric Acid), Beef Gelatin, Organic Paprika, Salt, Organic Garlic, Organic Rosemary, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cayenne Pepper.
Beef Chili54027151.51209502361003605.41201320
Grass-Fed Beef, Organic Diced Tomato (Organic Tomato, Organic Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Organic Onion, Organic Tomato Paste (Organic Tomato, Citric Acid), Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cacao, Organic Garlic, Organic Celery, Organic Cumin, Organic Chile Pepper, Organic Oregano, Organic Coriander, Organic Allspice.
Roasted Chicken Soup240820651150175902601.280560
Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Onion, Organic Carrot, Roasted Pastured Chicken (Natural Proportion Chicken With Skin, Water, Salt), Beef Gelatin, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Celery, Organic Summer Savory, Organic Dill Weed, Organic Parsley, Organic Sage, Organic Oregano, Organic Rosemary, Organic Thyme.
Savory Wedding Organic Soup290146050114012440300.12.8110540
Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Chopped Beef (Organic Beef, Water, Salt), Organic Onions, Organic Cauliflower, Organic Spinach, Beef Gelatin, Organic Garlic, Organic Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Crushed Red Pepper, Organic Black Pepper.
Tuscan-Style Chicken Soup280820701030234502801.970820
Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Potato, Organic Onion, Roasted Pastured Chicken (Natural Proportion Chicken With Skin, Water, Salt), Organic Carrot, Organic Spinach, Beef Gelatin, Organic Garlic, Salt, Organic Celery, Organic Basil, Organic Thyme, Organic Parsley, Organic Onion Powder.


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