4.1
Scientific Rating

Knudsen, Probiotic 2% Cottage Cheese

Rank: 570 out of 680 Soft Cheeses · Company: Heartland Farms
4.1

Health

This product has an average nutrition score.
  • 4.1

    Human Health Impacts

    This component of GoodGuide’s rating system evaluates the potential impacts of a product on human health. It incorporates a screening-level hazard assessment or nutritional evaluation, as well as other relevant indicators, like the regulatory status of ingredients. If ingredients pose potential health risks or have limited nutritional value, a product's score is lowered. If a product lacks the data needed to conduct a health evaluation, its score is also lowered to provide an incentive for manufacturers to disclose better information.

    Rating: 4.1 out of 10

    • 4.1

      Overall Nutritional Value

      • 5.3

        Core Nutrition Score, Score for Food based on Ratio of Recommended to Restricted Nutrients

        Nutritional value based on the RRR nutritional system (ratio of recommended to restricted food components).

        Rating: 5.3 out of 10

      • 0

        Sodium

        Tells whether this product exceeds the limit suggested by the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest)

        Rating: 0 out of 10

4.2

Environment

This company's environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 4.2

    Core Company Environmental Performance

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    Rating: 4.2 out of 10

    • 5.0

      Resource Use

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      Rating: 5.0 out of 10

      • 7.0

        Energy

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        Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 7.0

          Policies and Practices, Energy Policies

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          Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Materials

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Materials Policy

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Water

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Water Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 4.0

      Environmental Management

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      Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Governance

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Supply Chain

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          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Policies and Practices, Supply Chain Policy

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            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Reporting

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          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Policies and Practices, Reporting Policy

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            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Environmental Policies, Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's environmental management policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 4.0

      Environmental Impacts

      Summary evaluation of a company's environmental impacts, considering its policies and practices relating to air and water emissions, waste management and biodiversity.

      Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Emissions

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Greenhouse Gases, Greenhouse Gas Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Water Pollution, Water Pollution Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Waste, Waste Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's solid waste policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Criteria and Hazardous Air Pollutants, Air Pollution Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's toxic air pollutant (e.g. NOx, SOx, PM) policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Biodiversity

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices relating to biodiversity and ecosystem impacts.

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Biodiversity Policy

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 3.9

      Transparency

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      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 3.9 out of 10

3.9

Society

This company's social policies, practices and performance place it among the worst 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 3.9

    Core Company Social Performance

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    Rating: 3.9 out of 10

    • 5.0

      Community

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      Rating: 5.0 out of 10

      • 6.0

        Community Relationships, Community Relations Policy

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        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 6.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement Policy

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        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 4.3

      Workers

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to workers, considering its management policies and practices; diversity & equal opportunity record; and human rights issues.

      Rating: 4.3 out of 10

      • 5.0

        Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Policies

        Indicates the strength of a company's policy on diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 5.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        General, Policies

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Human Rights

        • 4.0

          General Human Rights, Human Rights Policy

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Child Labor, Child Labor Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Forced and Compulsory Labor, Forced and Compulsory Labor Policies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Rights Policy

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Health & Safety Policy

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        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 3.7

      Transparency

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      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 3.7 out of 10

    • 3.5

      Consumers

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      Rating: 3.5 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Marketing Communications, Marketing Policy

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        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 3.0

        Customer Health and Safety

        • 4.0

          Policies and Practices, Customer Health & Safety Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's customer health and safety policy

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 2.0

          Customer Health & Safety Controversies

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          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 2.0 out of 10

    • 2.9

      Management

      Evaluation of a company's social management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.

      Rating: 2.9 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Governance

        • 4.0

          Supply Chain, Supply Chain Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's social supply chain policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies, Social Governance Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's social governance policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Reporting, Social Issue Reporting Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's social reporting policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 2.0

        Compliance and Controversies, Customer Health & Safety Controversies

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        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 2.0 out of 10

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 container (113g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90
Calories From Fat 20

% Daily Value

Fat 3g
3%
Saturated Fat 1.5g
7%
Low Fat
Trans Fat 0g
Low Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Low Cholesterol
Sodium 390mg
16%
High Sodium
Carbohydrate 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 4g
Low Sugar
Protein 11g
22%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15% Iron 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • Guar Gum
  • Retinol Palmitate
  • Vitamin D3
  • Inulin
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • See package label ingredients

    These are the ingredients listed on the product package label, as reported by the manufacturer. While GoodGuide strives to provide the most complete ingredient information possible, always check the package for the most up-to-date information.

    Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Skim Milk, milk, and Cream, Whey, inulin, contains Less than 2% of modified food starch, salt, Calcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3.

Certifications and Listings

  • Climate Counts: Striding
    Climate Counts: Striding

    According to Climate Counts, this company is striding in the race to address climate change.

    Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change. The Climate Counts Company Scorecard helps people vote with their dollars by making climate-conscious purchasing and investing choices that put pressure on the world’s most well-known companies to take the issue of climate change seriously.

    Launched by organics pioneer Stonyfield Farm, Climate Counts believes everyday consumers can be the most important activists in the fight against global warming. Climate Counts has currently evaluated 106 companies—representing over 3000 different brands—in thirteen major consumer sectors with plans to expand the number of companies and sectors soon.

    Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:

    • Measured their climate “footprint”
    • Reduced their impact on global warming
    • Supported (or suggest intent to block) progressive climate legislation
    • Publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively

    Learn more at www.climatecounts.org.

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity
    Top 50 Companies for Diversity
    The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally. Participation in the survey has increased dramatically, up 19 percent in 2011 to 535 companies. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey shows increased participation for its detailed, empirically driven ranking, which is divided into four key areas: CEO Commitment Human Capital Corporate and Organizational Communications Supplier Diversity Learn more at: www.diversityinc.com
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  • ISO 14001
    ISO 14001
    Company rating on whether its facilities have been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. Certification means the company meets ISO environmental management standards, which require a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving environmental performance. To learn more visit www.iso.org. Rating is relative to other companies in the same industry.
  • Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
    Member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
    Indicates the manufacturer of this product is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Planting of plantations of palm oil, which may be in as many as 1 in 10 cosmetics products, can result in significant deforestation of tropical rainforests and threatens the survival of endangered species such as the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. The RSPO, which was established in 2001, is committed to promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue with its stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.rspo.org.
  • rBGH-free Guide
    rBGH-free Guide
    Indicates whether a company has stated that it does not use recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) on its cattle. Compiled from survey results and web research by Food & Water Watch (www.foodandwaterwatch.org).
  • True Food Network's non-GMO Shopping Guide
    True Food Network's non-GMO Shopping Guide
    Indicates whether a company has stated that its food products do not contain genetically-modified organisms (GMO). Compiled from survey results by The True Food Network, a project of the Center for Food Safety (www.truefoodnow.org). Note that U.S. food manufacturers are not required to label products as GMO-free.
  • Certified Organic Processes
    Certified Organic Processes
    The Cornucopia Institute is a non-profit organization engaged in educational activities to support the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides information to consumers, family farmers, and the media. The Organic Dairy Report and Scorecard is a national survey of organic dairy products, which differentiates ethical family farm producers from factory farm producers and brands that threaten to take over organic dairying. With this rating tool, you can see which brands and dairy products are produced using the best organic farming practices and ethics. Based on a year's research into the organic dairy business, the scorecard rates 68 different organic dairy brands and private-label products.
  • Certified Organic Farms
    Certified Organic Farms
    The Cornucopia Institute is a non-profit organization engaged in educational activities to support the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides information to consumers, family farmers, and the media. The Organic Dairy Report and Scorecard is a national survey of organic dairy products, which differentiates ethical family farm producers from factory farm producers and brands that threaten to take over organic dairying. With this rating tool, you can see which brands and dairy products are produced using the best organic farming practices and ethics. Based on a year's research into the organic dairy business, the scorecard rates 68 different organic dairy brands and private-label products.
  • Certified USDA Organic
    Certified USDA Organic
    Indicates that this product is produced using organic methods or made with organic ingredients. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production. Certification is conducted by entities that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, using national standards that define organic production.
  • Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America Seal of Approval - Gold Level
    Green America, formerly Co-op America, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to harnessing the economic power of consumers, investors and businesses to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. Green America's Seal of Approval assures you that the business behind this product operates in ways that solve, rather than cause, both environmental and social problems. The certification program recognizes businesses as they make greater progress by awarding Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the Seal of Approval. These businesses adopt principles, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, their employees, communities, and the environment. Pioneering businesses who show leadership in their industry and embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company earn Gold level certification. For more information, visit www.greenamerica.org

About the Brand

Parent Company:

Heartland Farms

Parent Company:

Mondelez International, Inc.

Parent Company:

Stater Bros. Markets

Parent Company:

Stater Bros Holdings

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