AYER, Mass., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nasoya, America's #1 brand of tofu, today announced that all of its tofu products will soon display the Non-GMO Project Verification seal on pack. Nasoya tofu has long been produced using Non-GMO ingredients, and the brand is proud to display the independent verification to help consumers make easy choices in order to avoid genetically modified organisms. The independent verification comes in time for October's Non-GMO Month, and consumers will start to see the Non-GMO Project Verification seal on Nasoya tofu as early as November at grocers nationwide.
"Consumers overwhelmingly want to know what's in their food with 92% reporting they want labeling on genetically modified foods1," said Tim Kenny, VP of Marketing at Nasoya. "We're proud to give tofu lovers what they want: a Non-GMO Project Verified option that's available nationally. Both our core Nasoya tofu as well as our Tofu Plus will be Non-GMO Project verified."
The Non-GMO Project provides North America's only independent verification for products made according to rigorous practices for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project Verification seal indicates that a product has been produced according to best practices for GMO avoidance, including thorough, independent testing of at-risk ingredients. The verification program demands ongoing evaluation of products, ingredients and manufacturing facilities to maintain compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard.
"We're thrilled to add Nasoya tofu to our roster of certified Non-GMO foods," said Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. "The purpose of our labeling system is to empower consumers to make educated choices about what they feed themselves and their families. Nasoya's Verified line of tofu is a brand consumers can trust is following our strict standard of avoiding genetically engineered ingredients."
To learn more about Nasoya tofu products, visit www.Nasoya.com.
1Source: Just Label It: http://justlabelit.org/
Always striving to meet the changing needs of consumers, Nasoya has been committed to providing delicious, premium quality foods to consumers for over 30 years. Its products include organic and all-natural tofu, including TofuPlus®, fresh, all-natural Asian style noodles and wraps, low calorie Pasta Zero noodles and Nayonaise vegan sandwich spreads. Look for Nasoya in the produce or dairy section of supermarkets and natural grocers nationwide. Nasoya's parent company is Vitasoy USA, Inc., a pioneer in bringing organic and all-natural soy foods to America and a part of VitasoyInternational Holdings Ltd. Visit www.nasoya.com, Facebook.com/Nasoya, or Twitter.com/Nasoya for more information.
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