Somerdale Launches First, Fully Accredited, Non-GMO British Cheese
Somerdale International, the leading exporter of British
cheeses and dairy products, has launched the first, fully accredited, non-GMO (genetically
modified organism) British cheese.
Developed by Somerdale in response to growing consumer demand for
non-GMO foods especially in the United States the first cheese, of what is
expected to be a range of non-GMO cheeses, is:
Cromwell Double Gloucester with Chives & Onions – a new cheese specifically created by Somerdale which combines the creamy texture and rounded taste of a quintessentially British Double Gloucester with the tang of Chives & Onions. Cromwell will be launched at the start of August in the United States and will be initially stocked on an exclusive basis across the country in Whole Foods Market stores.
Cromwell has been fully accredited as non-GMO by NSF International, the international food certification organisation, under the rigorous testing regime and consensus-based standards of the ‘Non-GMO Project’. The certification covers a comprehensive range of checks including ensuring that the cheeses are made with milk from dairy herds not fed with feed containing GMO and similarly that the rennet used in the cheese making process is also verified as non-GMO.
Alan Jenkins, Director at Somerdale International commented "Across the world and particularly in the United States we are seeing increased interest and concern amongst consumers about what the food they eat contains and how it is produced. In line with this, there is a growing demand for non-GMO products and Cromwell our new independently accredited great tasting British cheese responds to this by providing a credible non-GMO choice.
"Our launch of a non-GMO cheese is a good example of how
Somerdale is committed to developing products that add value and are tailored
to meet the requirements of a diverse range of international market
places. We firmly believe that our
ability to offer to our US customers and their consumers the first of what will
become a range of non-GMO cheeses will reinforce further our position as the
leading exporter of British cheeses to the States.”
About NSF International
NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org).
Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 150 countries, NSF International is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.
NSF joined the Non-GMO Project in 2014 as one of its Technical Administrators providing it with a quality system and verification infrastructure.
About the Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.