NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to Nature Foods Company, a food industry leader for more than 50 years, today announced that over 70 products have obtained Non-GMO Project Verification since it began the process in January 2015. Back to Nature's Non-GMO Project Verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. The Non-GMO Project Standard provides ongoing verification for all ingredients used in Back to Nature's formulas, as well as facility inspections and annual audits to ensure that the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance are met.
Approximately 300 ingredients were carefully sourced and tested to ensure that all non-GMO Back to Nature products, which now carry the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal on their packaging, deliver on the brand's promise to provide great-tasting foods that are flavorful and simply delicious.
"We're so excited to reach this very important milestone in our brand's history. We understand how important it is for our consumers to know how their food is sourced and we want them to feel confident about the ingredients in our products," said Vincent Fantegrossi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Back to Nature Foods Company. "That's why we're committed to transparent ingredient sourcing and working towards obtaining Non-GMO Project Verification for all of our products by the end of 2016."
"Back to Nature truly appreciates consumers' increasing desire to understand and trust what they eat, and it is an important accomplishment for the company to have over 70 of its products obtain the Non-GMO Project Verification Mark," said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. "From cookies to crackers, nuts and cereal, Back to Nature is giving consumers a variety of choices in delicious non-GMO foods and we commend the company for its commitment and initiative."
Back to Nature is celebrating this key milestone and Non-GMO Month with a simply delicious sweepstakes offering fans the chance to win a "Nature-cation" trip. Beginning today, people can visit and like Back to Nature's Facebook page and describe their favorite place to connect with nature. One lucky grand prize winner will win a "Nature-Cation" trip for their family of four and five additional winners will receive a non-GMO prize pack. No purchase necessary, must be 21+ and a legal resident of the U.S. or District of Columbia to enter. For more information about Back to Nature's Non-GMO Month Sweepstakes, visit www.Facebook.com/BacktoNature.
Back to Nature products are sold at natural food stores and major supermarkets nationwide, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Publix, Kroger, Wegmans, Costco and Walmart. Please visit our website at www.BacktoNatureFoods.com to find out where you can buy Back to Nature products near you.
About Back to Nature
Since 1960, Back to Nature's mission has been to provide everyday foods that are simply delicious, simply good. The Back to Nature brand is committed to creating delicious and flavorful recipes using ingredients inspired by nature by carefully selecting ingredients to create great-tasting, affordable products that everyone can enjoy. Back to Nature products represent a wide range of categories, including cookies, crackers, nuts and trail mixes, granola, juices, soups, and cereals. For more information, please visit www.BacktoNatureFoods.com.
About the Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Find out more at http://www.nongmoproject.org and at http://www.facebook.com/nongmoproject
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