PHOENIX, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Canyon Natural Foods®, a leading natural snack food manufacturer and member of the Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) family of specialty food brands, is proud to announce that it has successfully enrolled its kettle-cooked potato chips in the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project Product Verification process and seal assures consumers that a product is free of genetically modified organisms (GMO's), including plants or animals that have been grown or raised using gene splicing techniques of biotechnology.
The Boulder Canyon (www.bouldercanyonfoods.com) flavors that are Non-GMO Project Verified include; Totally Natural, Totally Natural Canyon Cut, Olive Oil, 40% Reduced Fat, 60% Reduced Sodium, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper and Hickory Barbeque. All packages will include the Non-GMO Project Verified seal beginning in June of this year.
In addition to meeting Non-GMO standards, all Boulder Canyon kettle-cooked chips are gluten-free, and feature no trans fats and zero cholesterol.
"The Non-GMO Project verification process is rigorous, but we believe it is vitally important to our customers and Boulder Canyon," said Tim Bateman, vice president of Boulder Canyon.
Berkeley, Calif.-based Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org) provides food manufacturers, retailers, farmers, and suppliers with procedures and best practices for minimizing the presence of GMO ingredients. The organization's Product Verification Program (PVP) is a comprehensive process designed to assess compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which includes traceability, segregation, and routine testing at critical control points.
Since 1994, Boulder Canyon Natural Foods has been delivering premium kettle-cooked potato chips that feature all natural ingredients cooked in better-for-you sunflower or safflower oils. In addition to kettle-cooked chips, Boulder Canyon offers Vegetable Crisps, Hummus Chips and Rice & Adzuki Bean Chips as part of a product line that consists of more than 20 unique all-natural snacks.
Boulder Canyon™ Natural Foods is a member of the Inventure Foods (Nasdaq: SNAK) family of Intensely Different™ specialty brands. The Company's better-for-you and indulgent food brands include Boulder Canyon Natural Foods®, Jamba®, Seattle's Best Coffee™, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's®, Nathan's Famous®, Vidalia Brands™, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure Foods' specialty snack brands, visit www.inventurefoods.com.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaborative committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The organization believes everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
SOURCE Inventure Foods, Inc.