“Although Lallemand’s inactive yeast products are not genetically modified, we have taken the extra step in order to meet the more stringent Non-GMO Project standards. The Non-GMO Project is definitely the strictest Non-GMO certification program currently available. The standard goes beyond the absence of genetically modified DNA, and investigates the processes used to prepare all substrates, inputs and processing aids used to produce the yeast. This makes the NGP Verification suitable for consumers who choose to stay away from GMOs ”said Joelle Proulx, director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients Division.
The company’s range meeting the Non-GMO Project Verification standards includes whole cell yeast (Saccharomyces and torula), yeast extracts (umami and savory) and yeast autolysates.