EAST HARTFORD, CONN., February 21st 2012 – Bakery On Main is proud to announce that all of its products are now “Non-GMO Project Verified” by the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization offering North America’s only third party verification for Non-GMO foods and products. Bakery On Main has always worked hard to be a Non-GMO company and has supported efforts to get the FDA to create labeling standards.
“Bakery On Main products have always been made with Non-GMO ingredients. This third party certification brings additional standards testing to the process, so customers can be absolutely sure that they are getting Non-GMO food. We understand how important it is for our customers to know what is in their food, and we are honored that the Non-GMO Project has supported this through third party verification.” -Michael Smulders, President of Bakery On Main
GMOs are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology. This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes. It is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery stores.
In addition to being “Non-GMO Project Verified”, all of Bakery On Main’s products are Certified Gluten Free, Dairy & Casein free and Kosher OU Parve.
Bakery On Main employees also feel passionate about the issue and have taken the initiative to start a Non-GMO group in the local area on a volunteer basis. The mission of the grroup is to educate others about the risks of GMO's in our foods as well as the importance of GMO labeling.