For Immediate Release:
May 28, 2012
Sol CuisineInc., leading Canadian based vegetarian foods manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for 17 of its retail products, listed here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/take-action/search-participating-products/search/?brandId=635. Currently, all of Sol Cuisine’s retail products are either Non-GMO Project verified or certified organic.
The Non-GMOProject offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance. Sol Cuisine’s Non-GMO verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard – that means ongoing testing of all GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure that the company is meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance.
“Sol Cuisine has achieved many things, but this success feels especially good,” said Lorraine Guardino, leader of Sol Cuisine’s Non-GMO verification team. “Being part of the Non-GMO Project has raised awareness among all of our suppliers and increased the number of labeled Non-GMO options available to North American consumers. We are proud to have effected real change.”
“As a soyfoods manufacturer in a climate where upwards of 70% of North American soybeans are genetically modified,” said Dror Balshine, President of Sol Cuisine, “we are particularly proud of achieving Non-GMO Project verification, and are happy to provide consumers the transparency they are increasingly demanding.”
Genetically modified organisms are organisms that have been created using gene-splicing techniques that merge DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or traditional crossbreeding. The Non-GMO Project is a not-for-profit organization and North America’s only independent verification program for Non-GMO food and products. For more information: www.nongmoproject.org
About Sol Cuisine Inc:
A natural source for healthy, delicious, vegetarian/vegan foods since 1980. Sol Cuisine focuses on organic, Non-GMO,wheat-free, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal soy protein products including tofu, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, falafel, veggie crumbles and more. For more information: www.solcuisine.com
For more information:
Dror Balshine, President, Sol Cuisine is available for interviews.
For Media Inquiries:
Jess Abramson, VP, Sales & Marketing, Sol Cuisine
T: 905.502.8500 ×230 E: jess (at) solcuisine (dot) com