Food giant Nestlé announced Tuesday that they will grow their non-GMO range of products due to the growing demand from consumers, in a shock to the Biotech Industry in the U.S..
Nestlé stated Tuesday; “The company is broadening its product offerings to give consumers more options with no GMO ingredients and identifying these products with the SGS-verified “no GMO ingredients” claim.”
“Nestlé USA understands that consumers are seeking choice and many prefer to select products with no GMO ingredients,” they continued.
This announcement comes after in April Nestlé announced that it is removing all genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from six of its top selling ice cream brands, in a move to “evolve with consumer preferences”.
On Tuesday Nestle also announced that its Buitoni refrigerated pasta brand is leading the refrigerated pasta category in committing to ingredients without GMOs.
From our heart and home at Casa Buitoni, the Buitoni brand has always strived to bring high quality, delicious pasta to dinner tables,” said Erica Starrfield, Buitoni brand manager.
“We know that more and more consumers want to understand where their food comes from and how it’s made. Our move to no GMO ingredients and shorter, clearer ingredient statements are part of an ongoing effort to create pasta and sauces that families and individuals trust and continue to enjoy,” Starrfield concluded.
Buitoni sourced and replaced new ingredients for its recipes and conducted an SGS audit to ensure the process – from the sourcing of ingredients through production – is consistent with the “no GMO ingredients” claim.