SOLON, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BUITONI®, known for high quality and freshly made refrigerated pasta and sauces, is making a move to no GMO ingredients. This change is the next step in an ongoing journey to offer consumers products that they know and trust. Ensuring each product is made to perfection, BUITONI receives inspiration for its authentic, Italian recipes at Casa Buitoni in Sansepolcro, Italy, once the Buitoni family home where award-winning Italian recipes have been created for more than 175 years.
"From our heart and home at Casa Buitoni, the BUITONI brand has always strived to bring high quality, delicious pasta to dinner tables," said Erica Starrfield, BUITONI brand manager. "We know that more and more consumers want to understand where their food comes from and how it's made. Our move to no GMO ingredients and shorter, clearer ingredient statements are part of an ongoing effort to create pasta and sauces that families and individuals trust and continue to enjoy."
BUITONI, which is made without artificial colors and flavors, received verification for its "no GMO ingredients" claim from globally trusted third-party verifier SGS. To achieve this, BUITONI sourced and replaced new ingredients for its recipes and conducted an SGS audit to ensure the process – from the sourcing of ingredients through production – is consistent with the "no GMO ingredients" claim.
Additionally, BUITONI packaging will be redesigned to reflect the brand's ingredient changes and will carry a new "no GMO ingredients" logo. The new packaging will include recipe inspirations, as well, to help consumers create a delicious dinner at home.
The renovated line of BUITONI pasta and sauces will be available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationwide this month.
Nestlé USA is part of a global company that has spent 150 years putting thought and care into making our food delicious, high quality and nutritious. The company is broadening its product offerings to give consumers more options with no GMO ingredients and identifying these products with the SGS-verified "no GMO ingredients" claim. While federal, international, and independent organizations have found that foods made with GMO ingredients are as safe as foods made with ingredients from conventional crops, Nestlé USA understands that consumers are seeking choice and many prefer to select products with no GMO ingredients. For more information on Nestlé USA's position on GMO ingredients, please visit http://www.nestleusa.com/about-us/gmo.
About BUITONI North America
BUITONI North America, the maker of BUITONI refrigerated pastas, sauces and shredded cheese, is part of Nestlé USA. Nestlé acquired BUITONI in 1988 with the vision of applying its vast technical know-how to expand the range of BUITONI products. Today, a wide variety of BUITONI products are available throughout Europe and the United States. Many of the favored BUITONI recipes were developed at Casa Buitoni in Italy where BUITONI has been creating award-winning Italian foods for more than 175 years. For product news and information, visit Buitoni.com.
About Nestlé USA
Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for nineteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverages that make good living possible. That's what "Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2015 sales of $9.7 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2015 sales of $92 billion. Nestlé is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016, and we're commemorating our legacy by honoring our past and rich history, engaging the present with our customers and consumers and looking forward to the future with our commitment to Creating Shared Value and Nutrition, Health and Wellness. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.
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