Oregon Growers receives Non-GMO Project Verification
Hood River, OR — [February 10, 2015] —Oregon Growers is pleased to announce that 18 of their Fruit Spreads and Fruit Pates for Cheese have received verification from the Non GMO Project, North America’s only third party verification and labeling organization for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. There are 2 additional items that are still being evaluated, and verification is expected soon. “The timing couldn’t have been better”, says Craig Cayton, National Sales Director. “As Expo West is approaching, having the Non-GMO Project verification will be huge for us, as it will be our first time exhibiting”.
“Our products have always been sourced by local family growers who follow strict sustainable practices in the Hood River and Willamette Valleys. But having the third-party verification gives our retailers and their customers the assurance that we are following the rigorous standards as outlined by the Non-GMO Project.” explains founder David Gee. “Securing the Non-GMO Verification upholds our commitment to using the best possible local ingredients to create the best tasting products from these great growers, what we refer to as Farm Direct Specialty Foods” says Mr. Gee. Our verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard – that means we must follow best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination. For a complete list of verified products please visit the Non-GMO Project website.
Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic
Whether you are running short on time or just looking for a delicious appetizer, try our Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic. It simply takes 5 minutes to prepare, and only 20 short minutes in the oven. Making this tart the perfect choice this busy holiday season for any party, or a quick and delicious dinner.
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