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The Honest Kitchen® Announces Verification by the Non-GMO Project for Pure Fish Treats

Friday, December 19th, 2014

HK_PrimaryLogo_rgb_FNNatural pet food company obtains Verification and Seal from the Non-GMO Project for Beams and Wishes Treats for Dogs & Cats

Pet Food producer The Honest Kitchen today announced that it has completed the verification process with the Non-GMO Project, for its top selling Beams™ and Wishes™ treats for dogs and cats. The company has also begun the verification process for several other items in its line. The Non-GMO Project Seal will appear on the products’ packaging in the coming month.

“We, like many of our customers, are deeply concerned about the presence of GMOs in the food supply,” commented Lucy Postins, The Honest Kitchen’s founder and CEO. “We source all our ingredients from the human food chain and obtain a written promise from each supplier that what we’re buying has not been genetically modified. Being Non-GMO Project Verified is an additional layer of assurance on our commitment to this important issue. Customers deserve to know what is (and is not) in their pets’ food and treats.”

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.

“Our Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination,” explained Laurette Sipe, The Honest Kitchen’s Director of Provenance and Procurement. “It’s exciting for us to be able to continue to raise the bar in our industry and help bring awareness to this important issue.”

Many of the ingredients most commonly used in pet foods and treats – such as corn, soy, beets and alfalfa – are at risk of genetic modification. The Non-GMO Project Standard requires testing of each individual major high-risk ingredient in a finished product. The Honest Kitchen is among the first companies in the nation to obtain verification for pet products. Additional Non-GMO Project Verifications for the company’s products will be announced as they complete the process.

About The Honest Kitchen

The Honest Kitchen produces a line of dehydrated human-grade whole foods for dogs and cats, which are made with love in a human food facility (not in a pet food plant) for the highest possible quality standards. Dehydration is a gentle technique that removes only the moisture and retains most natural nutrients found in raw, whole foods. The private, family-owned company was founded by British Immigrants Lucy & Charlie Postins in 2002, and is based in San Diego CA. The company employs forty people and fifteen dogs. The Honest Kitchen’s products are developed with uncompromising attention to detail, by a company of pet lovers with a passion for food. For more information, please visit

Divino Gelato Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Divino_Logo_unitNew York, NY – December 12, 2014 – Divino, maker of handcrafted gelato-filled fruit from Italy, is proud to announce that they are officially Non-GMO Project Verified. Divino is committed to providing the highest-quality product without compromising on ingredients. They take only the freshest fruits at the peak of harvest season to craft their five flavors, and Non-GMO Project Verification ensures consumers that Divino’s products are made in compliance with the best possible practices for GMO avoidance.

“Our fruits are grown under the best possible conditions, in volcanic soil in Southern Italy, and we wait for the fruit to ripen fully so we can capture that perfectly-ripe flavor in our gelato,” said Guido Molinari of Divino. “There is nothing better than the natural flavor of an Amalfi lemon or a Roman kiwi, so it was easy for Divino to be committed to producing non-GMO products.”

Divino obtained Non-GMO Project Verification after each of their products underwent a series of tests to determine that all ingredients used in each of the flavors met the Non-GMO Project Standard for GMO avoidance. Moving forward, they will display the Non-GMO Project Verified label on all of their products.

Divino currently sells five all-natural, vegan, gluten free, fat free, and non-GMO flavors: Amalfi Lemon, Black Diamond Plum, Ciaculli Tangerine, Roman Kiwi, and Apulian Peach. Each of these fruits is harvested in Southern Italy and transported to their factory on the Amalfi Coast. There, they cut the fruit in half, scoop the pulp out to be made into delicious gelato, hand place the gelato back into the original skin, and flash-freeze the entire fruit to lock in the flavor. The gelato-filled fruit is then individually packaged and shipped out for the world to enjoy.

As Divino grows and expands, they will remain committed to providing delectable non-GMO desserts that anyone can indulge in worry-free.

About Divino

Divino creates all natural, gluten free, fat free, vegan, and non-GMO gelato-filled fruits and brings the taste of sunny Southern Italy to the world directly from their home on the Amalfi Coast. They believe in using only the best ingredients, which is why they harvest their fruit at the peak of season and take care to retain the flavor without using any preservatives. For more information about Divino, visit or follow them on Facebook (, Twitter (@hellodivino), or Instagram (@hellodivino).


Lauren Weiss / 646.620.6652


PodPonics Seals the Deal on Non-GMO Project Verification

Monday, December 15th, 2014

PondPonicsATLANTA (December 12, 2014) – PodPonics, an innovative leader in urban salad-mix production, announces the official Non-GMO Project Verification of its consumer product, Lettuce Buy Local. The Non-GMO Project Verification seal will now be displayed on all products.

“The goal of PodPonics has always been to improve the integrity of local produce through sustainable, safe practices,” said Matt Liotta, PodPonics founder and CEO. “With our Non-GMO Project Verification, Lettuce Buy Local is further recognized as leading a movement to offer the community an informed choice for fresh and flavorful lettuce.”

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria and viruses, as well as other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and are not proven safe. A growing body of evidence associates GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

Lettuce Buy Local is produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. As one of the fastest-growing labels in the natural food sector, the Non-GMO Project’s seal for verified products gives the public an opportunity to make an informed choice when it comes to GMOs.

Along with the Non-GMO Project Verification, Lettuce Buy Local is also pesticide free, kosher and conveniently comes washed and ready-to-eat. Sustainably grown in Atlanta, Lettuce Buy Local offers consumers superior produce that is more nutrient-dense and eco-friendly, as lettuce is packaged and delivered within hours of harvest.

PodPonics, the largest producer of locally-grown lettuce in the Southeast United States, distributes Lettuce Buy Local to Earth Fare, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market and Kroger locations in the metro- and greater-Atlanta area, as well as cities throughout the region. For more information on Lettuce Buy Local, visit

About PodPonics

PodPonics is the future of farming. The Atlanta-based company answers the growing consumer demand for local food by producing it in urban centers, using an approach that does not require arable land. PodPonics utilizes a proprietary system that integrates advanced hydroponics, proprietary lighting, irrigation and nutrient technology with process control. Their growing system eliminates pesticides, reduces cost, improves product quality and creates local jobs while answering the strong and growing demand for locally produced, natural foods. For more information on PodPonics growing technology or crops, please visit



Brooke Lane
The Reynolds Group



Olisur Extra Virgin Olive Oils Receive Non-GMO Project Verification

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Logotipo-web--OlisurSantiago, Chile –Olisur, Chile’s leading olive oil producer, has received Non-GMO Project Verification for Santiago and O-Live & Co. extra virgin olive oils. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, more than 70% of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their food – but over 80% of processed foods contain them. GMOs have not been properly tested for human safety and present a danger to people and the environment. Olisur’s Non-GMO Project Verification seal applied to the extra virgin olive oil products comes after careful evaluation and testing, and confirms the company’s commitment to producing the healthiest possible products.

“Our goal at Olisur is to create a better tasting olive oil that is both good for your health and for the health of the environment,” said Claudio Lovazzano A., Marketing & Product Development Manager. “Non-GMO Project Verification is just one more validation for our efforts. We are proud of our team for continuously striving for higher quality standards and crafting olive oils that people can feel good about choosing.”

Olisur’s sustainability efforts can we found in all aspects of their growing and bottling process. Olisur was recently recognized as being carbon neutral, due to their efforts in recycling the byproducts of their olives and reapplying this into the soil as an organic fertilizer.

Olisur products can be found in several retailers throughout the United States such as Whole Foods, Kroger, Price Chopper, Albertsons, Meijer, Wegmans, Fresh Direct, and very soon in Walmart, among others in South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


About Olisur

Founded in 2005, Olisur’s olive groves and facility are located on a 2,600-acre plantation in the Colchagua Valley area of Chile. An ideal climate and a 100% traceable vertically integrated production process enables Olisur to harvest, extract, and bottle their olive oils on the same day. Olisur’s portfolio consists of O-Live & Co., Santiago and Nova Oliva, brands of premium extra virgin olive oil.

Media Contact

Claudio Lovazzano A.
Av. Sta. María 2880, 4° Piso,
Providencia, Santiago – Chile.
(562) 2923 30 50


Friday, November 21st, 2014

BuenSaborVerification represents company’s commitment to sourcing only top quality and safe ingredients

Newburyport, MA – November 20, 2014 – Buen Sabor today announced that its Chickpea and Sweet Potato Picadillo (PICADILLO DE GARBANZOS Y CAMOTE) has received Non-GMO Project Verified status through the Non-GMO Project. After rigorous evaluation and testing, this seal confirms that each of the ingredients included in the dish are non-GMO (not a genetically modified organism). With more than half of American’s preferring non-GMO foods, this verification is a major milestone for Buen Sabor.

“Providing consumers with real, clean food is at the core of our mission,” said Sarah Pike, Founder and CEO, Buen Sabor. “This verification is just one more point of validation for our efforts, and we look forward to earning the Non-GMO Project Verified seal for each of our products.”

In order to achieve verification, products and ingredients are subjected to rigorous evaluation and testing to ensure they meet the Non-GMO Project Standard.

“We are excited to be working with Buen Sabor as they announce that its Chickpea and Sweet Potato Picadillo will now carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal,” stated Megan Westgate, Executive Director, Non-GMO Project. “When shoppers see this mark on a product, they can trust it’s been made in compliance with the best possible practices for GMO avoidance.”

Tremendous time and effort goes into selecting the best ingredients that Buen Sabor uses to cook up its dishes, as well as the partners that help supply them. Only the cleanest, all-natural ingredients with a clear ‘story’ are considered. Through its Taste Trace™program, Buen Sabor believes it can serve as the connection between responsible food suppliers and farmers and the retail shelf. Buen Sabor encourages consumers to visit to learn exactly where many of their key ingredients come from.

Buen Sabor is working toward eventually achieving Non-GMO Project Verification for all of its products and expects its Beef Picadillo Empanadas, which use grass fed and finished beef from the Pacific Northwest, to be next in line.

About Buen Sabor

Buen Sabor (a Good Tastes Public Benefit Corporation) produces and curates specialty food products for busy people looking to discover products with an ethnic twist. Products incorporate traditional ingredients from many Latin American cuisines and utilize the freezer as the most natural way to preserve good, clean, natural food. Eight diverse products are available in more than 200 retail locations in 32 states across the country.

Buen Sabor established Taste Trace™, an initiative that demonstrates its pledge and transparency to partner with suppliers and utilize ingredients that are produced in ways that are good for communities and a healthy planet. Buen Sabor is also a public benefit corporation and has committed to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. To learn more about Buen Sabor, please visit or our online press kit at

Media Contact

Sarah Pike
978.225.1557 x. 307

Kabrita Announces Non-GMO Project Verified Goat Milk Yogurt!

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Kabrita-USA-logoKabrita is proud to offer parents Non-GMO Project Verified Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit, in easy-to-squeeze pouches. According to a recent Consumer Reports study, more than 70% of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their food – but over 80% of processed foods contain them.

“At Kabrita we prioritize quality, transparency and safety. Using non-GMO ingredients allows us to carefully trace the origin of each of our ingredients and ensures top quality,” says partner and CMO, Carolyn Ansley. “Furthermore, genetically modified ingredients have not been tested on children. As a mom myself, that’s a huge consideration.”

GMO labeling policies exist in more than 60 countries worldwide, including Australia and every country in the European Union. In the US, only Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have passed legislation, although more than half the states have legislation pending. The Non-GMO Project fills the gap by providing North America’s only third-party verification and labeling program for non-GMO food and products. Its mission is to grow the non-GMO food supply by giving consumers a clear choice – and it has verified 22,000 items since it was founded in 2007. Kabrita is proud to be part of this movement toward greater transparency for consumers.

In order to achieve verification and use the trusted butterfly logo, products and ingredients are subjected to rigorous evaluation and testing to ensure they meet the Non-GMO Project Standard.

Kabrita Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit is available for sale at Whole Foods Markets, Kings Food Markets, independent health food stores,, and Suggested retail price is $2.89 per pouch, or $15.99 for a case of six. They are available in three toddler-approved flavors – Mixed Berry, Mango Peach, and Banana and Natural Vanilla Bean.

About Kabrita North America       

Kabrita North America makes gentle, naturally easy to digest goat milk foods for children. Through education and support Kabrita helps empower parents to make nutrition choices for their child with confidence and joy.

Kabrita North America is a partnership between founders CEO Dr. Kate Morrison, N.D., CMO Carolyn Ansley, and Hyproca Nutrition – a Dutch company with over 70 years infant nutrition expertise.

Media Contact: Kali Pearson / / 416 669 9164

The More We Know, the More We Grow

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The More We Know, the More We GrowToday, in light of the GMO labeling ballot initiatives that took place across the U.S., we reflect on the overall growth of an incredible people-driven, knowledge-building movement.

If you had spoken to typical grocery shoppers in 2010, it is unlikely many of them would have heard of the term GMO (genetically modified organism). Fast forward four short years. There are now mandatory GMO labeling initiatives in more than half the states across the U.S.—all driven by citizen awareness, action and demand for answers.

It is no mistake this groundswell movement is called the Right to Know. It’s a movement based on knowledge—the lack of knowledge about what is in the food we feed our families, the desire for knowledge on every product we buy, and the demand for this knowledge to be shared collectively across the country. And today, we continue to witness that knowledge spreading from state to state.

In 2012, California ‘s Prop 37 became the first ballot initiative to bring this important debate to a citizen vote. Then, in 2013, Maui County passes Connecticut (with Maine following suit in 2014) passed a contingency law preparing to put mandatory labeling into action once surrounding states pass similar laws. Also in 2013, Washington’s I-522 offered voters another opportunity to pass mandatory labeling at the state level.

While the two state ballot measures (CA and WA) were narrowly defeated (2.8% and 2.18% respectively) and the state-initiated laws faced legal loopholes, the spotlight was placed on our right to know more about GMOs in our food–providing a taste that quickly turned into a hunger for knowledge.

In 2014, Vermont passed the first no-contingency mandatory labeling law in the U.S. Building on that momentum in 2014, Colorado and Oregon became the next two champion states to take on the Goliath biotech industry. On the beautiful island of Maui, where the year-round growing season make it attractive to biotech development, residents have become increasingly concerned about the health and environmental impacts of GMO farming. Late election night, Hawaiian citizens celebrated a stunning turnaround victory for banning GMO production in Maui. After being behind most of the day, the Maui County ballot initiative passed by more than 1,000 votes.

Meanwhile in Colorado, biotech opponents of Prop 105 poured $12 million into the state, outspending the Yes side 20 to 1. While the defeat is disappointing, we must remember the battle always results in awareness. With each measure, more and more citizens become engaged in rallying for our Right to Know.

Oregon’s Measure 92 is still too close to call two days post election. Ballots remain to be counted, and the margin is barely at 1% for the opposing side. As consistent with all GMO labeling efforts, opposition spending in Oregon was led by biotech companies. In fact, the $20 million total contributed to the No side broke Oregon State record for the most spend on one side of an issue. A margin so slim when the financial infusion is so high makes a powerful statement: Citizens want to know.

”At the end of the day, this is a social movement,” said George Kimbrell, chief author of Measure 92 and a senior attorney at the Center for Food Safety. “It’s about peoples’ right to know, and we know we’re going to eventually prevail, regardless of the outcome in Oregon.”

The incredibly slim losses on state ballot initiatives can feel disappointing, but the battle is far from over. And the win is in the details. The Right to Know movement and the advancement in GMO awareness are stronger than ever, despite being outspent by giant biotech corporations. In survey after survey, more than 90 percent of U.S. citizens say they want GMO labeling (Consumer Reports 2014, New York Times 2013, MSNBC 2011, Reuters and Washington Post 2010).

In the face of lacking mandatory labeling requirements, North American brands are listening to their customers and seeking voluntary labeling options, such as Non-GMO Project Verification, at an exceeding rate. Currently, there are more than 22,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products!

Our annual Non-GMO Month in October had more than 2,000 registered retailers educating their teams and having meaningful conversations with their customers about GMOs.

And every single one of us votes each day with our wallet and our heart by choosing a non-GMO lifestyle.

Here are four important things we can do every day to help protect non-GMO choices and the future of our food:

From all of us at the Non-GMO Project, we truly thank you for your passionate commitment to the movement. Don’t give up the fight — knowledge IS power!

Numi Organic Tea Announces Non-GMO Project Updates Standards for Verification

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Numi-LogoOakland, CA (October 16, 2014) – Numi Organic Tea, known for delicious organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade Certified teas and teasans, is proud to announce the Non-GMO Project has updated its Standard for Verification to require the product’s evaluation to include immersion packaging – which includes tea bags. Up until now, only tea ingredients were required for tea companies seeking Non-GMO Project Verification. Numi was the first company to have its tea bags verified by the Non-GMO Project, by choice. All of Numi’s organic teas and teasans, which are blended with only real herbs, fruits, flowers and spices, boast the prized Non-GMO Project Verified seal on their packaging.

“As the leading provider of premium organic, Fair Trade Certified teas, it is our responsibility to weave sustainable consciousness into every decision we take as a company,” says Numi Co-Founder, CEO and Alchemist, Ahmed Rahim. “We do this through our high-quality teas, through our values-based initiatives, and our sustainable packaging. Many of the nylon, see-through tea bags used by many companies are PLA (polylactic acid), created with bio-plastic material made from genetically modified corn; others are sourced from petroleum. Numi has not followed this trend. We use packaging that is completely free of GMOs, free of petroleum, and free of non-compostable materials. We are excited that the Non-GMO Project has updated their Standard to require the verification of tea bags, and are proud to be the innovative leaders on this initiative.”

“We’re excited to be working with such dedicated brands as Numi Organic Tea,” says Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. “The proactive work they’ve provided to ensure even their tea bags meet our rigorous Standard shows a high level of commitment to transparency and to changing the overall supply chain.”

This Standard update requires that products that are immersed in a consumable product, such as tea bags, must follow practices for GMO avoidance. Since tea bags are submerged in hot water along with tea before consumption, it is important that both the tea AND tea bags are Non-GMO Project Verified. Combining ingredient transparency and sustainability in the tea industry for more than 15 years, Numi is proud of their partnership with the Non-GMO Project. Together, the two are working to protect the health of our planet and people by eliminating the use of GMOs in consumables.

Numi’s Chief Operating Officer, Brian Durkee, reflects on the updated standard from Non-GMO Project by stating, “Unlike most other food packaging components, teabags are cooked as they steep in boiling water. Thus, teabags are essentially consumed with each sip of tea. Currently, the only use of Genetically Modified Organisms in the tea industry is found in teabag material, and GMO-sourced ’see-through’ teabags are widely used. Numi is, however, committed to sourcing only the most natural, highest quality ingredients for each of our products. Thus, we have steered clear of utilizing materials that are sourced from GMOs. Numi was the first company to voluntarily have our teabag materials Non-GMO Project Verified and we are excited that the Non-GMO Project has recently updated their standards to require the verification of all teabags moving forward.”

Since its inception in 1999, Numi has embraced sustainability in every step of the farming, production and packaging process. The founding Benefit (B) Corporation’s steadfast commitment to contribute to a healthy, thriving global community has inspired Numi to avoid certain industry trends such as diamond shaped “see-through” tea bags sourced from GMO corn or petroleum based nylon, as well as unnecessary plastic overwrap on their boxes. Numi’s tea bags are made with natural hemp-based unbleached filter-paper and are biodegradable and home compostable. Furthermore, Numi’s tea tags are made from 100% recycled material and are printed using soy-based inks.

The ugly truth on GMOs and how and why they can and should be avoided is available at Details on Numi’s entire portfolio of teas and teasans are available at and



Founded in 1999 by brother and sister team Ahmed Rahim (the alchemist) and Reem Rahim (the artist), Numi Organic Tea is a purveyor of premium quality organic and fair trade certified teas and teasans. Numi blends its organic leaf teas in a solar-powered facility with only real herbs, fruits, flowers and spices—not unnecessary “natural” flavorings or perfumes. All Numi products are packaged in recycled-content containers and biodegradable bags and are available in retail outlets in more than 30 countries worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and online at An award-winning social enterprise and founding B-Corporation member, Numi supports community development projects worldwide. To learn more, visit and follow Numi at and


The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project at To get the latest non-GMO news and updates, follow the Non-GMO Project on Facebook at www.facebook/nongmoproject and on Twitter at www.twitter/nongmoproject.

GHT Companies’ Vegan Vitamin D3 Supplement Earns Non-GMO Project Verification

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

GHT-Logo_webThe GHT Companies’ supplement, Vegan Vitamin D3, has been awarded Non-GMO Project Verification by leading non-profit organization The Non-GMO Project.

VISTA, Calif. – (Date) — A unique vegan Vitamin D3 supplement, exclusively manufactured and distributed in the United States by The GHT Companies, has been granted Non-GMO Project Vertification.

The award verifies the non-GMO status of the D3 product and gives GHT the right to use the iconic butterfly label issued by the Non-GMO Project, a highly-regarded non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply.

Vegan Vitamin D3, which is derived from lichen, is the only source of vitamin D3 that uses absolutely no animal products. Previously, as the common source of D3 is lanolin extracted from sheep’s wool grease, vegans would have had to settle for vitamin D2, the less-effective ergocalciferol form.

Several studies suggest that vitamin D3 is 70 to 87 percent more potent than vitamin D2 and easier for the body to absorb. Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of vitamin D and studies have revealed that people with a deficiency are much more likely to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The GHT Companies, of Vista, Calif., not only holds the exclusive North American rights to the vegan vitamin D3 product line but also has exclusive rights for Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. It manufactures Private Label product lines using the unique vitamin D3 through its globally-recognized, wholly-owned subsidiary, Health Specialties Manufacturing, Inc.

Under its own Vibrant Nutraceuticals brand, itsupplies 1000IU and 5000IU softgel capsules of Vegan Vitamin D3. It also makes a 200IU vitamin D3 spray for kids in a mild orange fruit flavor and a flavorless 400IU version for adults.

The GHT Companies’ president and CEO, Jim Rex, said, “We are delighted to have received Non-GMO Product Verification. It is yet another validation of the superior nature of Vegan Vitamin D3 and GHT’s commitment to introduce revolutionary products into both the US and international markets. Vegans are exceptionally health-conscious consumers and want the best and most effective source of vitamin D that does not conflict with their ethics. I’m extremely pleased to say that there has been wonderfully positive feedback to a genuine plant-based source of vitamin D3.”

About The GHT Companies

The GHTCompanies have been one of the most trusted names in the nutritional supplement field since 1996. The group is structured to collaborate with founding scientists to develop their unique ingredient and product discoveries and to deliver industry-leading, high quality consumer products on a global basis. GHT’s core purpose is: “Translating Scientific Discovery into Business Enterprise.”

Global Health Trax (“Global”) offers a select and exclusive array of digestive supplement products which it sells globally to retail centers and direct-to-consumers, through wholesale distributors and outside sales agents. Global also offers worldwide order fulfillment services to customers, which includes warehousing, a controlled area for high value merchandise, real-time camera secured facility, inventory control, packaging, shipping and supportive reporting.

Health Specialties Manufacturing (“HSM”) offers powder and liquid formulation, manufacturing and production services for private label lines and contract manufacturing to the global nutritional supplement industry. Full in-house capabilities are supported by multiple production lines, a science team and a dedicated quality control team. HSM is an FDA regulated/registered facility that is cGMP certified, as well as Sport certified. Through its exclusive collaborative partnerships with founding scientists, HSM provides distribution of select raw ingredients.

Vibrant Nutraceuticals (“Vibrant”) acquired the rights to a unique and diversified array of high quality nutritional supplements which it markets globally. These products address the needs of varying health sectors including Vegan and Vegetarian, Children, Immunity, and Basic Daily Health. A primary objective of Vibrant is focused on delivering these high quality products at affordable prices throughout the world.

Contact: Jesse Richardson
Telephone: 760.542.3000

Murphy Commodities Announces Non-GMO Project Verified Oils

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

MurphyCommodities-LOGOPORTLAND, OR – Murphy Commodities is pleased to announce immediate availability of four Non-GMO Project Verified oils: Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Canola Oil, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil and High Oleic Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil. These ingredients have been audited and verified by globally recognized certifying authorities NSF International and the Non-GMO Project.

All products are available in bulk tanker trucks, 275 gal totes, 55 gal drums and the 35 lb JIBS. These sizes support large-scale operations, niche manufacturers and distributors selling into commissaries, restaurants and other food-service industries. High Oleic oils are often suitable replacements for hydrogenated oils, making a healthier food product and a cleaner label.

Said President Dave Loboy, “We knew there was a significant need for non-GMO ingredients and believed there was a more effective and efficient way to bring these products to market.” Grains and Oilseeds are typically produced on such a large scale that the supply chain from farm to manufacturing is not segregated. This presents a challenge in order to maintain product integrity while obtaining the scale required for farmers and processors.

Loboy added, “We helped communicate the needs of our customers and our supply partners responded quite well. We’re very excited to offer organics and non-GMO food ingredients for a consumer who is both smarter and more demanding. The many statewide non-GMO ballot measures underscores the desire for choice and transparency.”

About Murphy Commodities

Murphy Commodities is a trading firm based out of Portland Oregon specializing in the distribution of bulk ingredients.

For more information, please contact: