Company: Bridor

Introduced: September 2017

Distribution: National

Suggested Retail Price: Varies

Product Snapshot: Bridor, the leader in bringing high quality, European style croissants, pastries and breads to the U.S. foodservice and retail markets, recently announced that its savory Bistro items are now made with cage-free eggs. The United States egg industry is rapidly changing as major restaurants, quick service chains, retailers and manufacturers are making the shift to cage-free eggs. As part of the company’s commitment to meeting consumer expectations, Bridor plans to use cage-free eggs in all of its products by 2020.

Bridor’s savory Bistros are a unique savory pastry available in Margherita, Egg, Leek and Parmesan, Tomato and Olive, and Spinach and Feta. The five Bistros by Bridor are delivered pre egg-washed, pre-proofed and ready to bake and under 350 calories. They contain fresh ingredients, no artificial flavors and no preservatives. The Bistro is a convenient small meal, appetizer or snack, and consumers say they enjoy it as an alternative to pizza and quiche.

“Our savory Bistros are the result of innovation to fit today’s consumer needs, and trade and foodservice operators have embraced our Bistro items since we introduced the line,” said Olivier Morel, senior VP, sales and marketing, Bridor. “By making the shift towards cage-free eggs, our customers will have even greater satisfaction that our products are made with the finest high-quality ingredients.”

Bridor also recently announced its Clean Label Program, which bans the use of over 150 ingredients, including artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached flour, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats. The Clean Label line encompasses over 200 products, a figure that could rise to 300 by the end of 2017.