Mia’s Kitchen Receives Non-GMO Certification February 3,
Mia’s Kitchen Receives Non-GMO Certification
February 3, 2016 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
SONOMA, Calif.–(Business Wire)—After extensive evaluation, Mia’s Kitchen pasta sauces have been certified as meeting the standard for not containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) set by the independent Non-GMO Project. As a result, the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal will begin appearing on Mia’s Kitchen pasta sauces (with one exception, the Vodka Pasta Sauce) in the coming months.
“Mia’s Kitchen gaining Non-GMO certification is about trust,” said Mia Sebastiani, the company’s founder and owner. “Our foods are handcrafted, and this certification tells our customers – new and old – they can trust Mia’s Kitchen ingredients and Mia’s Kitchen quality to be the best they can be.”
The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO foods. To gain Non-GMO Project certification, Mia’s Kitchen products underwent rigorous assessment of ingredients, manufacturing facilities and production methods to assure compliance with the organization’s standard. All major “GMO risk” ingredients were tested and verified for compliance prior to certification as a Non-GMO Project Verified product. Only after completion of the certification process can a food product showcase the Non-GMO Project Verified seal.
In recent years, non-GMO certified foods have moved from the health food aisle to mainstream. Demand for foods without genetically modified ingredients has soared as consumers become increasingly pro-active regarding both their nutritional choices and environmental concerns. Today there are nearly 35,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products from more than 1,900 brands, accounting for more than $13.5 billion in annual sales.
Founded in 2008, Mia’s Kitchen is a line of premium-quality specialty food products developed from recipes handed down from generation to generation in the Sebastiani Family – a pioneering force in the California wine industry for more than 100 years. “Mangiamo Let’s Eat!,” authored by family matriarch Sylvia Sebastiani in 1974, is still among the most popular and sought-after cookbooks ever published. Mia Sebastiani, Sylvia’s granddaughter and the president of Mia’s Kitchen, developed the Mia’s Kitchen brand with her mother, Nancy, to share the bounty of their Italian culinary skills with cooks and “foodies” who have an appreciation for fine epicurean experiences with a casual twist. Mia’s Kitchen is headquartered in Sonoma, CA.