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Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces has Achieved Non-GMO Project Verification

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Lady with NP HIGH RESOwners of Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces Ltd, Norm and Natasha Strim, were very proud to announce at the 2016 San Francisco Fancy Food Show that they have achieved Non-GMO Project Verification on their full line of gluten free Infused Balsamic Reductions.

Nonna Pia’s Non-GMO Project Verified products include:

  • Classic Balsamic Reduction
  • Cabernet Merlot Balsamic Reduction
  • Strawberry Fig Balsamic Reduction
  • Chili Lime Balsamic Reduction
  • Rosemary Balsamic Reduction
  • White Gold Balsamic Reduction

“From the beginning, we have always been committed to making incredible balsamic reductions with real and fresh ingredients. Having a verification process that allows you to display the tangible difference between your products and your competitors offers a key point of leverage in the marketplace” explains Norm and Natasha.

We chose to get our products Non-GMO Project Verified because we respect people’s right to know what is in their food. We believe this verification offers the highest transparency about GMOs.

About Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces Ltd.

Nonna Pia’s Gourmet Sauces Ltd. is a small, family owned company based out of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. They import 100% balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy which Chef Norm slowly reduces and infuses with fresh fruit and herbs for up to 12 hours. The result is a smooth, velvety, robust reduction fantastic drizzled over grilled meat, fish, salads and vegetables. Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Reductions are all Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free, and have no thickening agents added.

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For more information please visit our website www.nonnapias.com or contact:
info@nonnapias.com
604-938-8840
fax. 604-962-2021

New World Pasta Earns Non-GMO Project Verification Across Well-Known Pasta Brands

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

NWP logoIn response to consumers’ desire to make more informed choices about whether to eat foods which are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), New World Pasta Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, today announced that its brands: American Beauty®, San Giorgio®, Ronzoni®, Creamette®, Prince® and Skinner® have earned Non‐GMO Project Verification on their most popular pasta products. This verification is yet another way New World Pasta is demonstrating its commitment to providing consumers with product information and responding to new, consumer-driven food trends. The Non-GMO Project is the only entity in North America that offers third-party verification and labeling for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.

“Today’s consumer is demanding transparency in food labels. Simply put, consumers want to know not just what’s in their food but also where it comes from,” said Paul Galvani, Senior Vice President of Marketing for New World Pasta. “We are proud to be leading the way in the pasta category by earning Non-GMO Project Verification.”

Over 200 pasta products from Ronzoni®, Creamette®, San Giorgio®, American Beauty®, Prince® and Skinner® will carry the new verification seal. New World Pasta products bearing the Non-GMO Project Verified logo began appearing on shelves in 2016. The Non-GMO Project seal is the most trusted sign that a product is produced through best practices for GMO avoidance.

New World Pasta is thrilled to offer consumers the opportunity to make a more informed choice about their pasta purchases. For more information on the Non-GMO Project, please visit www.nongmoproject.org.

The pasta brands from which New World Pasta formed are built upon a firm commitment to quality and value. The brands began as family-run companies, some more than a century old, and the principles that helped garner their intense customer loyalty are the same principles that guide New World Pasta today. To learn more about the New World Pasta Company, visit www.newworldpasta.com.

ABOUT NEW WORLD PASTA
New World Pasta is a leading branded dry pasta manufacturer in the United States with well-known brands such as Ronzoni®, Creamette®, Skinner®, San Giorgio®, Prince®, American Beauty®, No Yolks®, Wacky Mac® and Light & Fluffy®. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, New World Pasta is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A., a leading Spanish food company.

Ebro Foods’ other subsidiary in North America, Riviana Foods, is the largest processor, marketer and distributor of branded and private label rice products in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Riviana has such well-known brands as Minute®, Success®, Mahatma®, Carolina®, River®, Water Maid®, Gourmet House®, Blue Ribbon®, Wonder®, Comet®, and Adolphus®.

ABOUT THE NON-GMO PROJECT
The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. There are currently more than 33,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from nearly 2,000 brands, representing well over $12 Billion in annual sales. Non-GMO Project Verified is currently one of the fastest growing labels in the natural food sector, and increasingly is an attribute sought by conventional brands as well.

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Media Contact:
Stephanie Doherty
sdoherty@conecomm.com
(617) 571-3307

Select San Luis Sourdough® Breads Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification

Monday, February 8th, 2016

San Luis Sourdough Logo 2015San Luis Sourdough® Baking Company is proud to announce that some of its locally-made sourdough bread varieties have been Non-GMO Project Verified. Known for its simple ingredients, no preservatives and a unique, slow-bake process, San Luis Sourdough® Baking Company will now offer consumers the option of Non-GMO Project Verified bread products, including: Garlic Sourdough Round (24oz.), Rosemary & Olive Oil Sourdough Round (24oz.), Sourdough Round (24oz.), Sliced Sourdough Deli (24 oz. and 48oz.), Cracked Wheat Sourdough (24oz. and 32oz.) and Sliced Sourdough (18oz. and 32oz.)

The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only third-party verification and labeling organization for non-GMO food and products. Its mission is to offer consumers an informed choice about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and is committed to building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO options.

“We are still baking the same great-tasting Sourdough breads that our consumers love, and are thrilled to now officially offer some of them as Non-GMO Project Verified options,” said Kara Reddy, Senior Brand Manager, San Luis Sourdough® Baking Company. “Our breads bearing the Non-GMO Project Verified seal will be available for distribution throughout California.”

For more information on San Luis Sourdough®, please visit the Facebook page. Consumers can also learn more about the Non-GMO Project and its verification process by visiting its website.

About San Luis Sourdough® Baking Company
Since 1983, San Luis Sourdough® Baking Company has specialized in crafting hand-formed and locally-made bread, using a slow baking process to give it that authentic Sourdough taste and texture. San Luis Sourdough® Breads are sold at major retailers in California and in parts of.

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Contact:
Jackie Peskin
Coyne Public Relations
(973) 588-2087
jpeskin@coynepr.com

AstaPure® Natural Astaxanthin Has Now Reached Non-GMO Project Verified

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

LOGO ALGAAlgatechnologies Ltd. is proud to announce its verification by the Non-GMO Project. The Certification of Compliance, together with the NGP seal, was received January 2016. Verification by the Non-GMO Project ensures that AstaPure® natural astaxanthin products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of high-risk ingredients.

AstaPure astaxanthin is sourced from the Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, cultivated at “Algatech’s” Arava desert facility, in a closed tubular environmentally protected system, utilizing natural sunlight twelve months a year. Astaxanthin is extracted from the microalgae biomass using supercritical CO2 technology, without any solvents. This controlled sustainable process guarantees the highest quality of natural bioactive ingredients, and complete traceability.

“The Non-GMO Project Verification is an important recognition of Algatech’s strong commitment to North American and global customers, states Efrat Kat, Marketing & Sales Director for Algatech. “The AstaPure brand includes a wide range of natural Astaxanthin oleoresin, beadlets and powder solutions. During 2016, we are planning further investments in new product development and market launches.”

Astaxanthin, a dark red functional pigment, is a member of the carotenoid family. It is the main carotenoid found in algae, the food source for fish and crustaceans. Astaxanthin is an extremely powerful antioxidant, more than 500 times stronger than tocopherol (Vitamin E), and much more potent than other carotenoids such as lutein, lycopene and β-carotene.

“In 2015, Algatech completed a major expansion project and improved efficiencies in order to meet new market challenges,” notes Ronnie Meninger, company CEO, “We also strengthened our commitment to new science revealing important astaxanthin health benefits.”

Algatech is a member of NAXA (the Natural Algae Astaxanthin ‎Association). In response to the growing problem of adulteration within the dietary supplements industry, NAXA members are collaborating to educate brand manufacturers and consumers on the importance of sourcing natural astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis.

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance. AstaPure is among the first Astaxanthin ingredients to be verified by the Non-GMO Project.

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For further information contact:
Algatechnologies Ltd.
Karina Bedrack
Sales & Marcom Manager
Phone: +972-8-6356425
info@algatech.com www.algatech.com

SeaBear Company Earns Non-GMO Project Verification For Line of Smoked Wild Salmon Lox, and Ready-To-Eat Wild Salmon in the TakeAnywhere™ Pouch

Monday, February 1st, 2016

SeaBearLogo_SMOfficially launched at San Francisco Fancy Food Show

SeaBear Company, a leading processor of premium smoked salmon in the United States, is proud to announce its Gerard & Dominique line of wild salmon lox and its SeaBear brand Ready-to-Eat Wild Salmon are both are now verified by the Non-GMO Project.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization that believes in offering consumers an informed choice about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and is committed to building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO options.

Gerard & Dominique branded items which will carry the Non-GMO Project’s seal are: Smoked Wild Sockeye Lox (regular and sugar free recipes); Smoked Wild Coho Lox; and Wild Coho Gravlax. For the SeaBear brand, items now Non-GMO Project Verified are the Ready-to-Eat Wild Salmon line (Sockeye, Smoked Sockeye, Smoked Pink and Smoked King varieties). And, the company is already working with the Non-GMO Project to verify additional items.

“We’re very pleased to be working with The Non-GMO Project in our efforts to meet customer demands for transparency on this issue, and are thrilled to be among the first major brands in the smoked salmon category to do so.” said Karen Calvin Woodard, Vice President of SeaBear Company. “We received fantastic response to our new Non-GMO Project Verified certifications at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, and will now begin shipping to customers immediately through both our wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels.”

About SeaBear Company

SeaBear Company is a small, growing, privately owned company in Anacortes, Washington, which started producing Northwest style smoked salmon in 1957. The SeaBear brand serves customers in all 50 states via their website at SeaBear.com. The company’s Gerard & Dominique brand of smoked salmon (GDSeafoods.com) is served in fine restaurants and hotels, and available at select high end retail grocery stores.

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For more information, samples, or to arrange an interview, contact Rustan Robertson:
Email:    rustanr@seabear.com
Phone:    1-800-645-3474, ext. 3046

After Decades of Only Quality Ingredients, Mum-Mums is Officially Going Non-GMO Project Verified

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Parent Trusted for over 25 years, Baby Mum-Mum has products that are officially Non-GMO Project Verified!

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Food labels are more confusing than ever, making it difficult for parents to choose the right foods for their child. This is especially true for those parents aware of GMO’s. Baby Mum-Mums has never strayed from their mission to provide the highest quality rice biscuit available on the market, with as few ingredients as possible, while maintaining awareness of environmental impact. Want-Want Holdings, Ltd, makers of Baby Mum-Mum, is pleased to announce that two of our most popular flavors – Baby Mum-Mum Original Rice Rusks and Baby Mum-Mum Vegetable Rice Ruskshave been approved to proudly bear the Non-GMO Project Verified emblem. This is such an important initiative for us that we are working towards Non-GMO Project Verification for our other products as well.

GMO stands for genetically modified organisms and indicates that the genetic material of a living organism has undergone artificial manipulation in a laboratory. Although the United States does not currently require companies to disclose whether or not there are GMO’s in their products, more than 60 countries around the globe have restricted or altogether banned the sales and production of GMO’s.

GMO’s negatively impact every part of our food supply systems from soil to animals to farmers. Although long-term effects of GMO’s remain unknown, GMO crops are known to be responsible for the creation of “super bugs” and “super weeds” which require greater amounts and higher strength toxic poisons to keep those bugs and weeds from harming crops.  

Non-GMO Project Verified
Even for parents new to the potential dangers of GMO’s, the right to know what they are feeding their children is imperative.  The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices because they believe that everyone has a right to know what is in the food they’re eating. Products must undergo a thorough evaluation and testing to be approved by the Non-GMO Project and Want-Want Holdings, Ltd is proud to be a part of the non-GMO movement.  

As Colleen Hurley, registered dietitian and certified kid’s nutrition specialist, explains: “As if what we currently know about GMO’s isn’t alarming enough, it’s actually what we don’t know that is even more frightening.  There is no long term evidence of impacts on our health and our environment, so how can we hand a child a food that could potentially hinder healthy development? Baby Mum-Mum has always been of the mindset: Why take the risk? This started with keeping food allergens out of their products and GMO’s are no exception.”

About Baby Mum-Mum
Baby Mum-Mum is manufactured by Want-Want Foods Ltd, a company with over 50 years of experience in producing high quality food products. Today, Want-Want is headquartered in Shanghai, China and has grown to become the largest
maker of rice snack products in the world. Want-Want is a listed company on the prestigious Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

For more information please visit www.mummums.com

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For further information about Baby Mum-Mum or for media related inquiries, please contact Colleen Hurley, RD at (708) 228-6703 or via email at colleen@colleenhurleyrd.com

We Rub You Achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

WRY Simple B&W logo 500x500We Rub You is pleased to announce that our Original Korean BBQ sauce is Non-GMO Project Verified!

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization that believes in offering consumers transparency about whether GMOs are in your food!!!  The Non-GMO Project is committed to building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO options.

GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) are organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. 

As a start-up, we’ve worked hard to stabilize our supply chain and seek transparency from all our suppliers.  My sis and I are really happy that we’ve come this far and really proud of We Rub You’s first Non-GMO Project Verified product.

Thank you for cheering us on!

RUB,

Ann Chung
Co-founder & Co-owner

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King’s Cupboard Adds Salted Caramelized Fig Spread To Growing Non-GMO Project Verified Line

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

King's130x130There’s a fabulous new flavor in the cupboard – Salted Caramelized Fig Spread! Perfect over soft cheeses (or even ice cream), this sweet and savory Non-GMO Project Verified dessert sauce stands out as an accompaniment or by the spoonful straight from the jar. Real fig blended into rich, golden King’s Cupboard salted cream caramel sauce results in a mouthwatering flavor combo that’s simply sublime.

King’s Cupboard products include Non-GMO Project Verified Caramel Sauce, Non-GMO Project Verified Hot Fudge Sauce, Non-GMO Project Verified Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, Non-GMO Project Verified Cream Caramel Sauce, Organic Chocolate and Caramel Sauces, Dipping Caramel (for apples and pretzels, etc.) and a delectable assortment of other chocolate and caramel sauce flavors. All of our products are gluten free, OU Kosher certified, and are available in retail jars as well as in bulk pails for food service applications and as ingredients.

About The King’s Cupboard

The King’s Cupboard’s world-class products have earned accolades in leading national publications and have been featured on The Food Network. The company has won thirteen NASFT (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) “Outstanding Product” (SOFI) awards and an “Addy” award for packaging, in addition to many regional awards. The company offers bulk/food service sizes and private label.

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Contact:
Dave Beach, VP Sales
The King’s Cupboard
800-962-6555 ext. 106
Dave@kingscupboard.com
www.kingscupboard.com

DRY Sparkling Receives Non-­‐GMO Project Verification

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Premium Craft Sparkling Beverages Earn Approval from Leading non-GMO Authority.

DrySparkling_GOLDRGB_LargeDRY Soda Co., tastemakers of gourmet sparkling beverages, today proudly announced that Cucumber, Ginger, Lavender, Rhubarb, Juniper, and Blood Orange DRY Sparkling have received verification from the Non‐GMO Project. DRY Sparkling bottles and cans with the Non‐GMO Project Verification seal will begin appearing on store shelves nationwide in May 2016.

“Clean ingredients were part of my original inspiration for DRY, so pursuing verification from the Non‐GMO Project was a very natural step in highlighting our commitment to transparency and real ingredients,” said Sharelle Klaus, founder and CEO of DRY Soda Co. “We are thrilled that DRY is one of the first carbonated beverage brands to receive the Non­‐GMO Project Verified seal. While our official verification from the Non­‐GMO Project is new, our loyal fans will be pleased to know that the DRY beverages they’ve been sipping for years have been made without GMOs the whole time.”

The path to earning Non-­‐GMO Project Verification is often rigorous and lengthy. However, DRY Sparkling quickly achieved approvals due to the line’s clean ingredient panel. Verification fortheremainingDRYSparklingflavorsisanticipatedbyFebruary2016.

The Non-­‐GMO Project offers North America’s only third­‐party verification for non­‐GMO food and products, committed to preserving and building sources of non­‐GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non­‐GMO choices.

DRY Sparkling beverages were designed to taste beautiful. They are ideal to sip from a champagne flute, pair with a great meal, or mix into a cocktails. Unlike other sparkling beverages that have heavy or overly sweet flavor profiles, DRY Sparkling is crisp, well rounded and refreshing. The full line currently includes eight botanically driven flavors: Blood Orange,  Ginger, Vanilla Bean, Rhubarb, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Cucumber and Rainier Cherry. Each DRY Sparkling flavor is made with just four all natural, non­‐GMO ingredients, including a touch of pure cane sugar, allowing the true flavors of each herb, flower and fruit to shine through.

Consumers can find a complete list of all of DRY Sparkling’s Non‐GMO Project Verified products at drysparkling.com, www.NonGMOProject.org, and by looking for the Non­‐GMO Project Verified seal on pack beginning in May. The line of premium sparkling beverages is available in 12 oz. sleek aluminum cans, 12 oz. glass bottles and 4-­‐packs, as well as new 750 mL Celebration Bottles in select flavors. DRY Sparkling is available nationwide at Kroger, Target, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, Amazon.com and more. For more information, paring ideas and craft cocktail recipes, please visit www.drysparkling.com.

About DRY Soda CO.
Founded in Seattle, Wash., DRY Soda Co. creates sparkling beverages for people seeking culinary experiences in their everyday lives. The full line is available in eight flavor-­‐forward, crisp, unexpected varieties: Lavender, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Vanilla Bean, Juniper Berry, Rainier Cherry, Ginger, and Cucumber. With a clean ingredient panel and sophisticated flavors, DRY Sparkling is worthy of gourmet food pairing and premium mixology. For more information, visit www.drysparkling.com.

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Contact:
Natalie Terashima
Rachel Kay Public Relations
877.975.3423 ext.2
Natalie@RKPR.net

Flavorchem Launches Non-GMO Project Verified Flavors

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

flavorchem_logo_colorFlavorchem Corporation, a leader in flavor, color and masking solutions for the food and beverage industry, announces a new line of Non- GMO Project Verified flavors. Some of the current Flavors offered are cocoa, coffee, orange, lime, peppermint and lemon. Additional Verified flavors are continuously being added to our product line.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization and is North America’s only third party verification and labeling for Non-GMO products in the food and beverage industry. They currently have over 30,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from 2,260 brands.*

GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) are organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. “Flavorchem always takes a proactive approach by introducing new non-GMO ingredients, as the demand for health and wellness products expands into all segments of the food and beverage industry,” states Edward McIntosh, Marketing Manager at Flavorchem.

About Flavorchem: Flavorchem Corporation is a global manufacturer of flavors & colors for the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. At its core, Flavorchem’s strength lies in a foundation built on unsurpassed service joined with a focused Quality approach in all facets of operations.

Flavorchem’s comprehensive services include flavor and color creation and development as well as masking and sweetener technologies. Customers are invited to participate in the development process to further successful outcomes. Flavorchem’s strong partnerships, quality and service are the driving force for why their ingredients can be found in well-recognized brands throughout the world. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois in the United States, Flavorchem also has facilities in California and Europe.

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For more information contact:
Ed McIntosh, Marketing Manager
(630) 932-8100
emcintosh@flavorchem.com.