For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Lexie Murray (512) 609-8017 x105 firstname.lastname@example.org AUSTIN (March 8, 2011) – On March 8, 2011, Beanitos Bean Chips received non-GMO verification from the Non-GMO Project, a leader in non-GMO verification and labeling. Doug Foreman, Beanitos’ CEO commented, “The most significant change we made to go non-GMO was to eliminate canola oil, and we now use pure sunflower oil to make Beanitos Bean Chips. All other ingredients are either naturally non-GMO, or the ingredient supplier provides 'Identity-Preserved’ documentation with each delivery to us.”
All four Beanitos Bean Chip flavors – Black Bean, Pinto & Flax, Black Bean Chipotle BBQ and Cheddar Cheese Pinto Bean – received non-GMO verification. Beanitos Bean Chips are available nationally and are carried in over 5,000 stores, including Whole Foods Market.
Foreman continued, “Non-GMO is fast becoming a requirement for the natural foods industry and is now becoming a mainstream public issue, especially after this month’s USDA’s ruling on GM sugar beets.” According to a recent MSNBC poll, 96% say GMO’s should be labeled, allowing consumers to make an informed decision when buying food. Also, the 43,000 people polled considered GMO labeling an ethical issue.
Bean Brand Foods is dedicated to the research and development of delicious and innovative all-natural healthful food products centered on the powerfully nutritious yet humble legume. Bean Brand Foods is an Austin, Texas based company formed in 2009 by brothers Doug and Dave Foreman who, together, have more than 60 years of food industry expertise, primarily focused on the better-for-you and natural snacks space. www.Beanitos.com