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New Zealand Jerky Becomes One of the First Non-GMO Project Verified Jerkies in U.S.

NewZealandJerkyNew Zealand Jerky™ is extremely proud to announce that all 3 of their New Zealand Jerky™ products – Beef Jerky in 3 flavors – have received Non GMO Project Verified status. The dedication required to verify the full product line shows NZJ’s high level of commitment to transparency – and the belief everyone has a right to know what’s in the food they purchase.

Along with more 60 countries around the world, New Zealanders take for granted that the food on their shelves is non-GMO. New Zealand law prohibits the growing of GMO crops or animals. NZJ’s goal was to bring the same advantage to US consumers wanting non-GMO beef jerky.

NZJ’s Beef Jerky is produced in New Zealand, in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard and rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. First, the products are made from seriously good New Zealand grass-fed beef and all natural ingredients, then shipped bulk to the USA, and finally retail packed in premium grade packaging to retain the original flavor and texture. Shoppers will definitely taste the difference in this clean, lean protein!

NZJ™ was able to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification, since cattle in New Zealand are free range & almost exclusively grass or pasture fed, as well as because NZJ’s recipes use only ingredients that would specifically meet the rigorous & stringent standards of the Non-GMO Project Verified process.

NZJ’s New Zealand Jerky™ comes in three flavors: Original, Teriyaki and Peppered. These flavors have been specifically crafted by NZJ™ to present the US consumer with a traditional Jerky, “just like they used to make.” A favorite NZJ sayings is, “the new way is going back to the old way.” The Original and Peppered flavors have an appealing smoky aroma and taste, because NZJ infuses real wood smoke during the cooking process!

The achievement of this verification created the impetus for NZJ’s national launch of New Zealand Jerky™ into all retail sectors, including grocery, mass, drug and specialty food stores in the U.S. and Canada. Expect to see, (or ask for) NZJ’s Non-GMO Project Verified products, commencing November 2014.

About NZJ

NZJ™ are a bunch of dedicated jerky consumers, who saw a gap in the US market for a non-GMO, healthy, minimally processed, beef jerky made from “free range,” grass-fed beef. This group of Kiwis (what we fondly call New Zealanders, not the fuzzy fruit,) are proud to bring their premium New Zealand Jerky ™ Beef Jerky products to the U.S. market.

NZJ’s manufacturing facilities in New Zealand and the U.S. are both in small towns; both are state-of the-art ; and both are USDA and BRC Global Standard accredited. The U.S. facility is the ONLY plant in the U.S. to receive an ‘A’ grade BRC accreditation for the last 5 years.

NZJ’s proud and caring crafts-people combine top quality, premium, non-GMO ingredients, in state- of-the-art manufacturing plants in New Zealand and the U.S.  U.S. consumers now have the option of a ‘Clean Protein’ meat snack. We believe everyone has a right to know what is in their food.

Additional Information:

www.newzealandjerky.com

 

Contact:

Steve McKee

steve@newzealandjerky.com

+1 956 242 0665