HUDSON, WI (August 26, 2019) – As consumer demand continues to grow for foods without genetic modification, Ciranda has taken the step to have its complete ingredient portfolio verified by the Non-GMO Project (NGP). The company now offers over one hundred NGP verified ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers in the natural products industry.
Tonya Lofgren, marketing manager at Ciranda said “With the bulk of our ingredients certified organic, therefore automatically non-GMO, NGP verification should not be necessary; however, we recognize that there is still confusion in the industry about organic and non-GMO labeling and have added NGP verification as a reassurance for our clients.”
Lofgren adds “By definition, USDA certified organic foods are not allowed to contain GMOs. Organic certification addresses GMOs, as well as critical environmental issues like soil and water quality, biodiversity, synthetic pesticides, and sewage sludge application. The Non-GMO Project addresses GMO’s. Ultimately, the consumer makes the choice.”
The Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to building and preserving a non-GMO food supply through consumer education and standardized third-party verification. Only products which are evaluated and confirmed to be non-GMO may display the signature NGP butterfly seal.
Ciranda, Inc. is a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair trade ingredients. The employee-owned company operates from headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin, with distribution warehouses across North America. For a complete listing of the company’s verified ingredients including cocoa and chocolates; coconut products; tapioca and rice syrups; tapioca and potato starches; gluten-free flours, sustainable palm oils; and lecithin, visit www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/ and enter “Ciranda” in the keyword search, or contact us at 1-888-329-3577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.