March 5, 2014
Courtland, VA – FERIDIES® World’s Best Peanuts & Specialty Foods (www.feridies.com) received official verification from the Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org) for three of its products: Super Extra Large Salted Virginia Peanuts, Super Extra Large Unsalted Virginia Peanuts and Super Extra Large Redskin Virginia Peanuts. This achievement reinforces the commitment FERIDIES® has made to provide consumers with the highest quality products.
For 40 years, our goal has been to provide our customers with the best Virginia Peanuts. In addition, we strive to insure that we meet the highest standards of food safety. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe. FERIDIES®’ Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—which means FERIDIES® must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.
“We believe consumers have a right to know what is in their food. Many of our consumers are concerned about GMO’s in their food,” said Jane Riddick-Fries, Vice-President Sales at FERIDIES®. The Non-GMO Project verification provides shoppers with an independent, third party confirmation that our products are made avoiding the use of GMO ingredients. FERIDIES® has additional products enrolled in the Non-GMO Project for 2014. As they are verified, they will be updated on the www.nongmoproject.org website.
They are a multi-million dollar business that includes branded and private label peanut and specialty food sales across the U.S. and overseas through catalogs, the Internet, and specialty food stores as well as their own gift shoppe along Route 58 Bypass. FERIDIES® roasts only the largest and best Virginia type peanuts in pure peanut oil. FERIDIES® peanuts are all natural and OU Kosher. They are a wholesome and nutritious snack that is ideal for gifting, for guests and for everyday enjoyment. FERIDIES® also offers a variety of peanut confections, nuts, trail and snack mixes. Located in historic Courtland, in the heart of Virginia peanut country, FERIDIES® has been proudly owned and operated by the Riddick family since 1973. FERIDIES® has been a Virginia’s Finest product since its inception in 1993 and a member of the Specialty Food Association since 1980.
28285 Mill Creek Drive * Courtland, VA 23837
866-732-6883 * Fax: 757-653-9530