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The Uhlmann Company is proud to announce Non-GMO Project Verification for the Heckers and Ceresota unbleached and whole wheat baking flours

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Uhlmann

The Uhlmann Company is proud to announce Non-GMO Project Verification for the Heckers and Ceresota unbleached and whole wheat baking flours. As a family owned company, we take great pride in the quality and integrity of our products, and this verification helps us deliver on that pledge.

The Non-GMO Project offers the only independent verification in North America for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) avoidance.

Our Heckers and Ceresota unbleached and whole wheat flours are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means ongoing testing of all GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and audits to ensure that we’re meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance.

We are currently in the process of updating both Heckers and Ceresota flour packaging to include the Non-GMO Project Verified seal; the Uhlmann Company respects consumer’s right to know what is in their food. With GMOs now present in more than 75% of conventional processed food, choosing Non-GMO Project Verified flour like Heckers and Ceresota is the most reliable way for families to avoid GMOs.

Heckers and Ceresota unbleached flours have been a favorite with bakers since 1843 and 1891 respectfully; milled originally to meet the demands of the best European bakers. We start with a special blend of premium wheat that has more protein than most leading brands. Then, we let it whiten naturally—no chemicals, bleaching agents, no bromate, and now Non-GMO Project Verified.

4Legz announces Non-GMO Project Verification with their All Natural Dog Treats

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

4legz4Legz is proud to announce the Non-GMO Project Verification of our products. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization offering North America’s only third party Verification and labeling for non-gmo (genetically modified organism) food and products. Securing Verified status confirms 4Legz products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of risk ingredients.

4legz is an All Natural Dog Treats Company specializing in unique cookies for your dogs. “Made of Ingredients you can Pronounce” – A statement made by one of our customers that best summarizes what we do!

We started 4Legz with the idea of freshly baked treats made out of wholesome ingredients.  Treating your pet to a cookie is supposed to be fun, so we wanted to get beyond the dog biscuit and developed some recipes that are sure to bring a smile to you as well!

Made in the USA, with only human grade ingredients that are Non-GMO Project Verified. Feel free to check out the various treats we make. More and more pet lovers prefer to pamper their dogs with healthy, natural foods and treats. You will notice the many different shapes of our treats. Each treat also has a story behind them to keep the consumer “begging for more”!

We are involved in many different communities and charities events within Washington State and throughout the USA. We are also giving back to the community as a way of hiring other disabilities just as myself to help improve work relation, to build character by empowering them through gainful employment opportunities. Being disabled give us the opportunity to be able in ways we can.

Stay tuned for more treats coming your way!

To get more information about 4Legz, visit www.4legz.com. You may also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/4legz

Contact: Cynthia Murray
cynthia@4legz.com

THE REAL DEAL SNACKS EARN “NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED” SEAL

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

real-deal-logo-non-gmo-verifiedKeystone Foods is pleased to announce that its signature line of snacks, The Real Deal Snacks, has received the Non-GMO Project Verified seal from the Non-GMO Project, an independent verification that assures a product has been produced according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

After undergoing a series of evaluations, the Non-GMO Project Verification was given to The Real Deal Snacks Original and Sriracha Veggie Chips; Blue and White Corn Tortillas; and the company’s Corn Pretzels. The seal will be displayed prominently on all packaging moving forward.

“Our consumers trust us to deliver great tasting snacks with the very best ingredients possible,” said Chris Busse, VP Sales and Marketing, The Real Deal Snacks. “Undergoing the verification process to earn the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal was very important to us so we could ensure our consumers can always feel good about choosing The Real Deal Snacks.”

For more than 60 years the Corriere family has not only worked to harvest the healthiest flavors and turn them into delicious snacks –but they have been at the forefront of wholesome snack food innovation. The Real Deal Snacks Veggie Chips are a great-tasting snack made with real peas, real corn and real rice – and contain one and a half servings of vegetables in every delicious ounce. Veggie Chips are baked, gluten free, and contain 80% less fat than potato chips – making them the perfect snack! And earlier this year, the company launched Corn Pretzels, which are truly one-of-a-kind. These pretzels are low fat and low in sodium and contain just 110 calories per serving with the crunch of a traditional pretzel plus golden color and rich flavor of corn– a great, healthy snack for any time of the day!

About The Real Deal Snacks 

The Corriere Family has been growing some of the finest grains and vegetable crops in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania for generations. Knowing exactly what it takes to harness the sun and the seasons to harvest the best crops, they began producing natural, delicious snacks and set the standard for preserving every ounce of nature’s goodness in every delicious bag! Their signature line of products, The Real Deal Snacks, are delicious and wholesome – and each product offers a distinct, appetizing flavor with a deliciously rewarding crunch! Visit us at www.therealdealsnacks.com.

Contact:
Lindsey Raivich
(917) 757-7810
lindseyraivich@gmail.com

Doylestown Fresh products are now Non-GMO Project Verified

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Doylestown FreshDOYLESTOWN, PA (September 24, 2014) – VEG-E Systems is proud to announce that it’s local products, Doylestown Fresh’s Fresh Mix and Red Butter, are now Non-GMO Project Verified.

“The Non-GMO Project Verification is a perfect example of our dedication to growing the healthiest greens we can,” said Dennis Riling, founder of VEG-E Systems. “Our customers have the right to know what’s in their food, which is why we are voluntarily participating in the Non-GMO Project Verification.”Vegesystems

Around the world, more than 60 countries restrict, ban, or require labeling for GMO products. Currently, GMO foods are not required to be tested in the United States, and may have potential health risks.

A GMO (genetically modified organism) is an organism from a plant or animal that has been genetically engineered. DNA from one type of plant or animal is inserted into a different type in hopes of gaining beneficial properties, such as resistance to pests or reduced need for water.

Other Doylestown Fresh products, such as basil, are in the process of becoming Non-GMO Project Verified.

Doylestown Fresh is the local brand of VEG-E Systems, an indoor hydroponic farm based in Doylestown. VEG-E Systems is dedicated to giving local communities access to fresh, healthy produce. The company has local roots as it was founded by Delaware Valley College alumni Dennis Riling and Tim Sulzer. For more information on VEG-E Systems or its local brand Doylestown Fresh, visit vegesystems.com or doylestownfresh.com

Contact:
Kayla Sheely
215-622-2199 ext. 5
kayla@vegesystems.com

Colorcon, Inc. Announces Non-GMO Project Verification for Opadry® NutraPure™, Certified Organic Coating

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Colorcon

Colorcon Inc. is proud to announce its Opadry® NutraPure™, certified organic coating is now Non-GMO Project Verified.  This verification is the latest achievement by Colorcon in its aim to provide clean label ingredients for nutritional coating formulas.  Opadry NutraPure has already captured the attention of companies marketing certified organic dietary supplements, as well as those who desire a more natural ingredients list.  This new verification now adds the value of offering customers a verified non-gmo choice.  Opadry NutraPure is produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which means Colorcon follows rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination.

According to the 2013 Market LOHAS Mambo Track Health and Natural Shopper Annual Study, 76 percent of natural food shoppers are seeking non-gmo products with Non-GMO Project Verified products representing more than $8 billion in annual sales.  “As awareness of food ingredient labeling has increased, consumers are searching the retail shelves looking for non-gmo labeled products. As a result, we have experienced an increased interest from manufacturers to use more clean label ingredients for coatings and to meet this market need we chose for our product to become Non-GMO Project Verified,” stated Colorcon’s Senior Business Manager – Naturals and Food, Lou Palermo.  According to Charlie Cunningham, Senior Manager – Product Development“Opadry® NutraPure™ produces a high gloss tablet which consumers will find appealing and easier to swallow. It also imparts exceptional flow to coated tablets and eliminates dusting, which in turn facilitates packaging, handling and ultimately eases manufacturing.  With Non-GMO Project Verification this glossy tablet coating can provide supplement manufacturers an edge in marketing their products in this highly competitive environment.

Company information

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and support of formulated products for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. Its core businesses include film coatings, modified release technologies, functional excipients and tablet design services. Colorcon has 18 technical service laboratories globally and more than 1200 employees exclusively dedicated to its customer base. For more information, visit www.colorcon.com.

CONTACT:
Deborah J. Taylor
Global Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +44-1322-627234
djtaylor@colorcon.co.uk

MEDIA CONTACT:  
Richard Hayhurst
Richard Hayhurst Associates, Ltd.
Phone: +44 7711-821527
Richard@richardhayhurstassociates.com

Non-GMO Month 2014 Launches Oct. 1

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Are you ready? Join the 2,200 brands and more than 2,000 retailers that are empowering consumer voice by celebrating Non-GMO Month 2014! 0-celebrate-non-gmo-month

It’s October, and that means natural food stores across the U.S. and Canada are taking part in Non‐GMO Month, celebrating the public’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organized by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long event provides a platform for citizens and organizations to stand up for the right to know what’s in their food and to choose non-GMO.

GMOs are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other animals and plants. These experimental combinations of genes cross the natural species barrier and have not been proven safe. Studies increasingly show a connection between GMOs and an array of health risks and environmental concerns. While GMOs are labeled or banned in most developed countries, in the U.S. and Canada they are unlabeled and are found in nearly 80% of processed food.

With U.S. consumer confidence shaken by ongoing food safety failures, distrust of GMOs is growing. As a result, consumers are increasingly seeking non‐GMO choices, and SPINS data has reported that Non-GMO Project Verified is currently one of the fastest growing label claims, reaching more than $8 billion in annual sales of Verified products.

Throughout October, shoppers will be able to find Non-GMO Project Verified choices featured at more than 2,000 Non-GMO Month registered retail stores. On the Non-GMO Month website, people can search the events calendar, find retailers, and enter a Non-GMO Month Daily Giveaway contest.

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Additional information is available at www.nongmomonth.org.

WHITE OAK FARM AND TABLE ANNOUNCES NON-GMO PASTA SAUCES

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WhiteOakFarmTableWhite Oak Farm and Table is proud to announce Non-GMO Project Verification for its pasta sauces. This verification is the latest testament to the company’s deep commitment to sustainability and the non-GMO movement.

White Oak Farm and Table Pasta Sauces include five flavors: cherry tomato, tomato artichoke, marinara, tomato basil and arrabbiata. White Oak Farm and Table starts with locally sourced ingredients and creates all-natural fruit spreads, mustard, grilling and finishing sauces, salad dressings and marinades, mixing up unanticipated flavors and creating surprising combinations. White Oak Farm and Table is dedicated to a healthier lifestyle and is moving forward for non-GMO verification on all of its products.

About White Oak Farm and Table

White Oak Farm and Table is owned and operated in Westport, CT, with an uncompromising approach to food that incorporates truly global flavor. From our famous grilling sauces to our newest additions, we take great pride in providing unique creations that are geared for the gourmet palate ,while never taking ourselves too seriously.

CONTACT

Renee Hooper

whiteoakfarmandtable@gmail.com

ZONE 8 Beverages Awarded Non-GMO Project Verification

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

hibiscus_smZone 8 Beverages announces Non-GMO Project Verification for its Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea, Black Tea and Red Rooibos-Pomegranate Tea. After passing the rigorous, independent verification process by the Non-GMO Project, these products meet the standard for GMO avoidance and now proudly display the Non-GMO Project Verification icon on the front of the packages.

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.

According to the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, GMOs are currently present in more than 75% of conventional processed food. According to the Non-GMO Project, “In more than 60 countries around the world, including all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.”

“Zone 8 supports people’s right to know what is in their food, which is why we chose for our products to become Non-GMO Project Verified,” said Tim Megenbier, President and Cofounder of Zone 8. “We are excited and extremely proud to have this verification. Our goal at Zone 8 is to provide a refreshment that has ‘no artificial anything,’ and achieving this verification coincides with our clean label policy.”

Additionally, The Zone 8 Black Tea and Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea are USDA certified organic through QAI and now boast the USDA Organic seal. Two other varieties, Red Rooibos-Pomegranate Tea and Honey Lemon Tea are now 70% organic certified and carry the “Made with Organic Ingredients” USDA statement.

“Since we hired Mother Nature, it is only natural that we sought organic certification and support practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony,” said Megenbier. “Both certifications support our authentic commitment to redefine what ‘natural’ means through the products we produce.”

Zone 8 Beverages will be featured at Natural Products Expo East in Booth #1036 and participating in the Harvest Festival sampling event on Wednesday, September 17th in stand #82 during the Expo.

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About Zone 8

Zone 8 Beverages was founded in Chicago in 2014 and makes ready-to-drink teas using premium organic super teas, spices and real ingredients that include fruit juice, honey and pure cane sugar.

Made with real, premium ingredients found in nature, the Zone 8 line has four flavor varieties which can be served hot or cold; Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea, Honey Lemon Tea, Red Rooibos Pomegranate Tea and Black Tea, with plans to expand the portfolio even further.

Packaged in 16.9 oz plastic bottles, the teas contain 0-88 calories per serving and have a $1.99 SRP. The company has a clean label policy which is, “No artificial anything.”

Zone 8 is based off the simple premise that all truly ‘natural’ ingredients are grown, not created, have history, cultural relevance and a connection to the people who grow and consume them.  The company Zone 8 plans to redefine what ‘natural’ means through the products they produce.

For more information, go to http://www.drinkzone8.com.

Contact: Tracy Nappier

Adcomm Group, Inc.

630-243-1630

tracy@adcommgrp.com

New Zealand Jerky Non GMO Project Verified Beef Jerky Now on the Market in U.S.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

NewZealandJerkyNew Zealand Jerky™ is extremely proud to announce that all 3 of their New Zealand Jerky™ products – Beef Jerky in 3 flavors – have received Non GMO Project Verified status. The dedication required to verify the full product line shows NZJ’s high level of commitment to transparency – and the belief everyone has a right to know what’s in the food they purchase.

Along with more 60 countries around the world, New Zealanders take for granted that the food on their shelves is non-GMO. New Zealand law prohibits the growing of GMO crops or animals. NZJ’s goal was to bring the same advantage to US consumers wanting non-GMO beef jerky.

NZJ’s Beef Jerky is produced in New Zealand, in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard and rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Made from seriously good New Zealand grass-fed beef and all natural ingredients, then shipped bulk and retail packed in the U.S., in premium grade packaging to retain the original flavor and texture. Consumers will definitely taste the difference in this clean, lean protein!

NZJ™ was able to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification, since cattle in New Zealand are free range & almost exclusively grass or pasture fed, as well as because NZJ’s recipes use only ingredients that would specifically meet the rigorous & stringent standards of the Non-GMO Project Verified process.

NZJ’s New Zealand Jerky™ comes in three flavors: Original, Teriyaki and Peppered. These flavors have been specifically crafted by NZJ™ to present the US consumer with a traditional Jerky, “just like they used to make.” A favorite NZJ saying is, “the new way is going back to the old way.” The Original and Peppered flavors have an appealing smoky aroma and taste, because NZJ infuses real wood smoke during the cooking process!

The achievement of this verification created the impetus for NZJ’s national launch of New Zealand Jerky™ into all retail sectors, including grocery, mass, drug and specialty food stores in the U.S. and Canada. Expect to see, (or ask for) NZJ’s Non-GMO Project Verified products in a store in your neck of the woods commencing November 2014.

About NZJ

NZJ™ are a bunch of dedicated jerky consumers, who saw a gap in the US market for a non-GMO, healthy, minimally processed, beef jerky made from “free range,” grass-fed beef. This group of Kiwis (what we fondly call New Zealanders, not the fuzzy fruit,) are proud to bring their premium New Zealand Jerky ™ Beef Jerky products to the U.S. market.

NZJ’s manufacturing facilities in New Zealand and the U.S. are both in small towns; both are state-of the-art ; and both are USDA and BRC Global Standard accredited. The U.S. facility is the ONLY plant in the U.S. to receive an ‘A’ grade BRC accreditation for the last 5 years.

NZJ’s proud and caring crafts-people combine top quality, premium, non-GMO ingredients, in state- of-the-art manufacturing plants in New Zealand and the U.S.  U.S. consumers now have the option of a ‘Clean Protein’ meat snack. We believe everyone has a right to know what is in their food.

Additional Information:

www.newzealandjerky.com

 

Contact:

Steve McKee

steve@newzealandjerky.com

+1 956 242 0665

LECICO GmbH One of the First European Companies to Offer Non-GMO Project Verified Lecithins

Monday, September 15th, 2014

LecicoLECICO GmbH is one of the first European lecithin experts to achieve the official Non-GMO Project Verification for several of their lecithin products. The Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of risk ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is North America´s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organisms) avoidance.

Products that have received Non-GMO Project Verified Status include: 

Lecithin from conventional grown soya and sunflower seeds

LECICO F 600 IPM Soya Lecithin fluid

LECICO Sun 400 Sunflower Lecithin

And 100 % Organic certified under the National Organic Program (NOP) soya and sunflower lecithin

LECICO F 600 Organic Soya Lecithin

LECICO Sun 400 Organic Sunflower Lecithin

More products are to receive verification in the next few months and can also be found listed on the Non-GMO Project online directory.

LECICO has a wide experience in the field of non-GMO lecithins as the company dealt with the restricted use of GMOs in the European Union for more than 15 years. Because the contaminations between GMO and non-GMO seeds have increased over the years, the analytical methods of detection became even more important for the lecithin experts.

To achieve the Non-GMO Project Verified status, LECICO drew upon their European experience and verified products that are made from conventional soybeans with documented non-GMO origin and are characterized by complete traceability.

There are significant restrictions on the production and sale of GMOs in more than 60 countries around the world, including all of the countries in the European Union. “Consumer interests in food products without any GMOs (Gene Modifications) are growing and people would like to know what is in their food. That is why we have chosen for our products to become Non-GMO Project Verified, “ says Andrea Wolters, LECICO´s managing director.

In the Food Market, LECICO non-GMO lecithins are applied as emulsifiers and health ingredients. Because of its lipid-friendly and hydrophilic properties, non-GMO lecithin can be used in many foods and in many other areas of industry.

Including independent audits and the supervision of the processing, storage and shipping operation for non-GMO lecithins from different vegetable origins, LECICO is meeting the highest possible standard for GMO avoidance.

About LECICO

Located in Hamburg, Germany, LECICO GmbH is the only supplier of lecithins and phospholipids with a 100% focus on this product portfolio. The team of lecithin experts offers 30 years of experience in the development, production and marketing of lecithin and special phospholipids. LECICO is specialized in: Fluid Lecithin, Deoiled Lecithin, Lecithin Compounds, Soya Phospholipids, Milk Phospholipids, Marine Phospholipids, Nutraceuticals, Organic and Non-GMO Lecithins. For more information visit www.lecico.de, e-mail info@lecico.de, or call +49 40-890 6100.