Dear Friends and Valued Customers:
At Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. we are proud our brand is associated with quality, integrity, and wholesome goodness. We know that bioengineered foods are a concern to our customers looking for healthy products, and we share that concern. Part of our mission to provide the world with healthy whole grain foods includes taking action to keep bioengineered ingredients out of our products.
Producing a healthy product free from bioengineering begins at the ingredient source. We make specific and detailed inquiries to all of our commodity suppliers regarding their seed source and growing practices. Since as early as 1999, we have required suppliers of food sources known to be at high risk for bioengineering to provide us with documentation certifying they plant only non-bioengineered identity preserved seed. We now require all of our suppliers to certify their products are produced without bioengineering. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our suppliers and we hold them to high standards.
Over the past two years we have installed an extensive in-house laboratory that allows us to independently test for the presence of bioengineered materials. Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art PCR technology and German engineered protocols to routinely test every shipment of product known to be at high risk for bioengineering. Thereafter, we randomly double check our results with additional testing to ensure the accuracy of our protocols. We pledge our continued commitment to stay at the forefront of the food manufacturing industry to avoid the presence of bioengineered materials.
As part of our continuing efforts to provide wholesome whole grain food, we are proud to announce Bob’s Red Mill’s enrollment in The Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is currently North America’s only independent third-party verification program for products made according to rigorous best practices for the avoidance of genetically modified organisms. As we work closely with The Non-GMO Project we will obtain Non-GMO Project verification for our products. We will also use the Non-GMO Project verification mark to inform the public of our products that have attained Non-GMO verified status.
Our participation in the Non-GMO Project is one more way to show our customers around the world that Bob’s Red Mill provides them with pure, wholesome, and healthy products.
Thank you for your ongoing support and continued business.
To Your Good Health,
President, CEO and Founder
January 2015 Update:
For a complete listing of products that have been verified by The Non-GMO Project, please visit this site: http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/search/?brandId=3657