Natural ingredients are a priority for gourmet food manufacturer
FREDERICKSBURG, TX–The Non-GMO Project verified that Mom’s Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Spaghetti Sauce and Mom’s Organic Roasted Pepper Spaghetti Sauce, made by Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. in Fredericksburg, are produced to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Fischer & Wieser’s CEO and President Case D. Fischer said the Non-GMO Project verification seal reflects the company’s dedication to creating natural products. “We produce all-natural products because we believe they are healthier, and we have always believed natural fruits, vegetables and seasonings taste better,” he said.
The Non-GMO Project third-party verification program was launched in 2008 as an initiative to provide consumers with more information regarding the risk of GMO products, and products that are verified are awarded the Non-GMO Project orange, blue and green seal.
“Meeting Non-GMO standards requires food companies to go the extra mile for sourcing Non-GMO ingredients and verifying their authenticity each step of the way.” said Fischer & Wieser Chief Operating Officer Jenny Wieser, PhD. “We do it because it’s important to us, and it’s important to consumers.”
Dr. Wieser said Fischer & Wieser is also on track to verify other Mom’s products as Non-GMO. “We started the Non-GMO verification process with these two products, which have always been certified organic, and next we’ll present several of our other Mom’s Pasta Sauces for Non-GMO verification.”
A non-profit organization, the Non-GMO Verification Project lists criteria for Non-GMO verification on its website:
- Ongoing testing of all at-risk ingredients—any ingredient being grown commercially in GMO form must be tested prior to use in a verified product.
- Absence of all GMOs is the target for all Non-GMO Project Standard compliant products. Continuous improvement practices toward achieving this goal must be part of the Participant’s quality management systems.
- After the test, rigorous traceability and segregation practices are required to be followed in order to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.
- Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with onsite inspections for high-risk products.
For more details on the Non-GMO Project Verified seal, visit: http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal. For more information about Mom’s and Fischer & Wieser, visit: jelly.com.