Corn Products First of Mi Rancho’s Organic Products To Be Verified by Non-GMO Project.
San Leandro, CA, USA (July 15, 2015) — Mi Rancho®, a Bay Area food innovator in the production and global distribution of tortillas and Mexican foods, today announced that the company’s line of organic stone-ground corn tortillas and taco sliders are now Non-GMO Project Verified. Ensuring that the company’s organic products are free of genetic modifications is just part of Mi Rancho’s commitment to consumers, grocers, and food service customers that its products are made from the safest ingredients.
In the United States, as much as 80 percent of domestic corn crops have been genetically modified to withstand infestation and increase crop yield. The Non-GMO Project verifies food manufacturers and food sources to make sure that GMO contaminants are eliminated from food production. Mi Rancho has been providing specialty foods since 1939 and has always used California corn and flour in making its tortilla products. With verification by the Non-GMO Project, Mi Rancho customers can be assured that the company’s corn tortillas and taco sliders are truly organic and free of GMOs.
“Consumers are increasingly concerned about the quality of the food they eat, and labels such as natural and organic don’t carry the assurance they once did,” said Fernando Alvear, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mi Rancho. “By having our corn tortillas and taco sliders verified by the Non-GMO Project we can proudly say that our products are, indeed, organic and made from safe ingredients. Our ultimate goal is to see that our entire organic product line is Non-GMO Project verified as free from genetic modifications.”
Mi Rancho offers a complete line of organic and all-natural tortillas made with organic corn, artisan flour with organic wheat, artisan corn, and organic flax and quinoa. Mi Rancho has been a family owned business for three generations and the Berber family has a passion for using authentic techniques and artisan bakers to produce fresh, delicious tortillas. As part of that commitment, Mi Rancho uses only the finest ingredients so customers can count on a delicious, high-quality product in every package.
About Mi Rancho
Mi Rancho® is an innovator in the specialty foods market specializing in tortillas and Mexican food products. Founded as a family-run Mexican bakery and grocery store in Oakland in 1939, Mi Rancho started to expand in the 1950s, providing tortillas to local restaurants. Today the company is now in its third generation and is still family owned and operated. Mi Rancho produces 4.5 million tortillas each day or 1.3 billion tortillas each year, serving various segments including food service, retail, industrial, and international. Despite Mi Rancho’s growth, the company is still operated with a passion for excellence and a commitment to produce the best quality tortillas made from local California ingredients. For more information, visit Mi Rancho on the web at http://www.mirancho.com.
About The Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. There are currently more than 33,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from nearly 2,000 brands, representing well over $12 Billion in annual sales. Non-GMO Project Verified is currently one of the fastest growing labels in the natural food sector, and increasingly is an attribute sought by conventional brands as well. For more information, visit http://www.nongmoproject.org.
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