Certifications

Non-GMO Project

Since its beginning nearly 100 years ago, PNW Co-op has been committed to growing foods that contain no genetically-modified organisms, also known as GMOs.

“We know there is a real and growing concern about the food we eat and the methods under which those foods are grown and handled,” says Bill Newbry, chief executive officer of PNW Co-op. “We select the food products we grow as carefully as we select food for our own familes.”

Davidson Commodities also has a lifelong history of marketing Non-GMO foods. Why? Because we believe you have a right to know how your food is grown and what’s in it.

According to the USDA, “in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 90% of canola grown is GMO, and there are also commercially produced GM varieties of sugar beets, squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.”

We believe that you deserve to know if your foods contain GMOs. That’s why all of our PNW Co-op Specialty Foods and Mighty Mustard® cover crop seed are verified by the Non-GMO Project. This verification assures you that PNW Co-op’s products are guaranteed to be Non-GMO. In fact, PNW Co-op underwent independent, third-party audits to earn Non-GMO Project verification.

Would you like to learn more ways to support Non-GMO agriculture? Visit the Non-GMO Project and support your local farmers who are committed to growing Non-GMO crops.  

Food Alliance

We’re guessing that if you’re reading this, you care about the values and practices of the company growing your food. That's why PNW Co-op Specialty Foods are Food Alliance Certified.

Food Alliance’s comprehensive and independent third-party certification encompasses social and environmental responsibility, safe and fair working conditions, and a commitment to sustainability in agricultural practices and facilities management.

PNW Co-op has always been committed to nurturing the land through sustainable farming; their livelihood depends on it. But the Food Alliance certification showcases other values practiced by PNW Co-op Specialty Foods growers that go beyond farming, including an on-going dedication to improving life in their communities, preserving precious ecosystems, and supplying food that’s healthy and affordable.

Backed by rigorous, independent inspections, Food Alliance “offers the most comprehensive certification program for sustainably produced food in North America.” To learn more, please visit Food Alliance.

Kosher and Parve certified

All of PNW Co-op’s lentils, garbanzo beans, green split peas and whole mustard seed are certified Kosher and Parve.

 

Rated “Excellent” in AIB International food safety audit

PNW Co-op received a rating of “Excellent” by AIB International, demonstrating their on-going execution of the most rigorous food safety practices in the industry. For more information about their inspections, please visit AIB International.

Certified Organic Handlers

Davidson Commodities is a Certified Organic Handler through the Washington State Department of Agriculture. This means we protect the integrity and safety of every load we ship.

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