Applegate Farms announces GMO-free designation for its hot dogs
Applegate has earned the latest verification from Non-GMO Project for its natural and organic beef hot dogs.
"Last July, we launched our first two Non-GMO Project Verified products, Applegate Organics Chicken Nuggets and Applegate Organics Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets, and made a commitment to third-party verify all our products are made without GMOs throughout the entire supply chain," said Steve Lykken, Applegate president. "We're happy to announce that our list of Non-GMO Project Verified products is growing, with 10 added this summer, including both our natural and organic beef hot dogs."
The Non-GMO Project offers North America's only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Applegate's verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard—that means ongoing testing of all major GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure products meet the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance.
"Americans traditionally consume the most hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and with that, we want to provide consumers nationwide with a worry-free hot dog option that is made with 100 percent grass-fed beef that's humanely raised without antibiotics, and now with no GMOs from animal feed to final ingredients," said Lykken.
In addition to having its natural and organic beef hot dogs verified, Applegate Organics Turkey Burgers have also been verified by Non-GMO Project – look for the butterfly seal on packaging this summer. For a full list of Applegate products verified by Non-GMO Project visit www.nongmoproject.org.
Source: Applegate Farms