Are your Almonds Pasteurized and if so, Why?Yes, Aurora does sell pasteurized almonds. Several years ago, the California Almond industry began voluntarily pasteurizing almonds to guard against harmful bacteria like Salmonella that could cause food borne illness. Specifically after two Salmonella outbreaks in the early 2000s, almond growers and handlers wanted to minimize the potential of consumers getting sick from this harmful bacterium. Nowadays, almond pasteurization is required by law in the U.S, Canada, and Mexico.

Are your products kosher approved? 
Yes, the vast majority of Aurora’s products are Kosher Approved through the Circle K Kosher Certification Agency of New York. Those items not kosher certified contain ingredients unsuitable for the kosher eater and are packed and handled away from the kosher certified products. Most of Aurora’s items are Kosher Parve, with the exception of a few trail mixes and granolas, which are Kosher Dairy. 

How are the veggie chips manufactured? 
The veggie chips are vacuum fried in a steel chamber in a lower barometric pressure. The reduced temperature required in a vacuum fryer has many advantages. For one, the chips’ color and flavor are retained throughout the cooking process for a higher quality chip. In addition, the fat absorption from non hydrogenated oil into the chip is typically lower than in atmospheric fryers, resulting in a healthier food. 

How can I get a job at Aurora? 
Aurora has a temp to hire policy for the majority of our production positions. This allows both the employee and Aurora to see if the position is the right fit during a brief orientation period. If you would like more information on how to apply through temporary agencies, please contact our HR representative at Jobs@auroraproduct.com. If you would like to submit your resume for any future position openings (management and office positions typically do not go through a temporary agency), you may submit it through this address as well. 

I’m noticing a white coating on my Aurora fruit or berry. Is it mold? 
No, this white coating is actually the naturally occurring sugar which has migrated to the outside of the fruit. Some products that are particularly volatile to this sugaring are figs, apricots, nectarines, persimmons, strawberries, mango, pineapple, cranberries, and cherries. In many areas of the world such as Turkey, this natural sugaring is actually sought after. 

Where/how can I get the nutritional information for this item? 
All of Aurora’s items sold in stores should have the nutritional information on the container. However, should you want additional information or lose the original container, you can reach us by using the ‘Contact Us’ section of our website. 

Where can I buy your products? 
Aurora’s products are available at many supermarket and All Natural food chains throughout the East Coast. Aurora’s products are also available for sale through the online store of our website.

How do I know when my dried fruit is too old to eat? 
All Aurora Natural products have a Best if Used By date located on the back of the packages. 

What are the differences between Natural, Organic, and conventional food products? 
Organic refers to the way farmers grow and process food products. Organic agricultural practices are designed to reduce pollution and encourage soil and water conservation. In addition, Organic food production avoids the use of manmade fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. 

All Natural refers to the ingredients within a food product. All Natural food products do not contain any additives, preservatives, or artificial colorings.