July 14, 2011, Napa CA – Salute Santé!®, the leading brand of award winning grapeseed oils, has been verified to the Non-GMO Project’s rigorous standard for GMO avoidance, receiving the prestigious designation, “Non-GMO Project Verified”. The entire line of Salute Santé! grapeseed oil, including original plain, roasted garlic, basil, chili, rosemary, lemon and their new California extra virgin cold pressed grapeseed oils are now Verified.
“This is wonderful recognition,” says Valentin Humer, president and CEO of Napa, Calif.-based Food & Vine™, Inc. “We have achieved another milestone, in addition to our Green certification, to keep the Salute Santé!® brand the leader in the grapeseed oil category for the best quality”.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration of natural and organic industry leaders, which offers North America’s only independent verification for products created according to GMO avoidance best practices. GMOs are genetically modified organisms that have been created through genetic engineering, inserting DNA from one species into another species, creating genes that do not occur in nature.
The Project was conceived by retailers who recognized consumers’ desire for products that used natural, non-GMO ingredients. Prior to the Non-GMO Project, there was no uniformity in non-GMO labeling claims. The Project’s claim offers a statement stating simply that the product in question has been “verified”. The verification assures that a product has been manufactured according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance, including testing of risk ingredients.
Contact: Nanette Humer
Food & Vine™, Inc., purveyors of award-winning, 100% natural Salute Santé!® Grapeseed Oil, are certified green by Green America. This distinction recognizes Food & Vine™, Inc.’s commitment and achievements as a green company, placing it among the nation’s leading progressive businesses working to solve today’s tough social and environmental problems.