February 12, 2019 (Timonium, MD) - Michele’s Granola, a Maryland-based small batch granola bakery, has deepened its commitment to transparency by completing a rigorous review by the Non-GMO Project to verify there are no genetically engineered ingredients in the company’s products. The well-recognized butterfly logo of the Non-GMO Project will now appear on the back label of all Michele’s Granola cereal products, signifying this attribute to the industry and to customers.
Michele Tsucalas, founder and owner of Michele’s Granola, has always excluded genetically modified ingredients from her bakery, but this certification by North America’s only third-party non-GMO verifying body serves to further demonstrate that commitment. Says Tsucalas, “My team and I want to bake granola we feel good about feeding not just to our customers, but to our own families. Without long term independent studies the safety of GMOs for human health or environmental impact, I made a choice to exclude GMO ingredients from our bakery.”
All Michele’s Granola cereals are baked with organic whole grain oats, coconut, and a variety of seeds, nuts and other natural and certified organic ingredients. In addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, the products are also free from wheat, dairy, eggs, peanuts and soy, boasting a clean ingredient label with no high fructose corn syrup, sugar alcohols, trans-fats or artificial ingredients. Michele’s Granola distributes its products to more than 800 natural and specialty food retailers coast to coast in the US, including Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, MOMs Organic Market and many more.
This certification marks another significant milestone for Michele’s Granola, who also significantly expanded their national distribution within the last six months, and launched a new variety, Almond Butter granola.
About Michele’s Granola
Michele’s Granola makes a variety of small batch granola from scratch and is prepared fresh daily using premium natural, organic, GMO-free ingredients. Founded in 2006, the company now produces 20,000 pounds of granola each week, available at michelesgranola.com, on Amazon, and distributed to more than 800 natural foods retailers, grocery stores and food service facilities across 34 states. Michele’s is committed to improving nutrition and supporting local food entrepreneurship by donating 1% of all sales to non-profits with a food-based mission. For more information, visit www.michelesgranola.com.
About the Non-GMO Project
The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. Non-GMO Project Verified is a meaningful and achievable way for suppliers, brands and retailers to show their commitment to providing consumers transparent choice in the marketplace. Learn more at www.nongmoproject.org.
Michele’s Granola Contact:
Lauren Shafer, Marketing Manager