Urban Accents Premium Popcorn Kernels Receive Non-GMO Project Verification
CHICAGO, IL — (March 24, 2014) Chicago-based Urban Accents is proud to announce that its line of Premium Popcorn Kernels has passed a rigorous, independent verification process by the Non-GMO Project. These popular kernels now feature the Non-GMO Project Verified seal. This seal lets consumers know Urban Accents kernels have met the Non-GMO Project Standard to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO). With corn being at high risk for GMO’s, the Non-GMO Project Verified seal makes Urban Accents Popcorn Kernels a trusted choice in the snack aisle.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of Non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. The organization requires that every single batch of Urban Accents premium popcorn kernels be produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. That means ongoing testing of all major risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit to ensure we’re meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance.
Urban Accents’ line of Non-GMO Project Verified Popcorn Kernels are grown in the Midwest USA and include:
- White Gold Kernels – Classic and light, pops up with a fluffy texture.
- Ruby Red Kernels – Deep red-hulled kernels pop with a hint of sweet.
- Tricolor Kernels – Festive blend of ruby red, indigo blue & white gold.
- Jumbo Kernels – Pops up with a poof of carnival-style fun.
“For years, our kernels have been grown in partnership with Midwest USA farmers who take pride in their crops,” says Tom Knibbs, President & Mixmaster at Urban Accents. “Since corn is one of the biggest crops susceptible to GMOs, we are proud to have these products Non-GMO Project Verified and to display this seal on our packaging. It reflects our commitment to bringing high-quality, all natural foods to home cooks.”
Find Urban Accents Premium Non-GMO Project Verified Popcorn Kernels nationwide at Whole Foods, Sur La Table, AJ’s, Central Market and more.
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Urban Accents is a privately owned, specialty food company based in Chicago that manufactures spice blends, grilling rubs, seasoned salts and a wide assortment of creative culinary blends. All products are all natural with No MSG, no artificial colors or flavors and blended in small batches. Many products are salt-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. For more information on products or to find recipes, please visit www.urbanaccents.com or call Lisa Kamerad, VP Marketing at 773.528.9515 x109.