New Hampton, NY – Balchem Corp. has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification for its VitaCholine brand choline chloride and choline bitartrate ingredient product lines.
The Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization offering a third-party non-GMO verification program.
“Third party assessments of product integrity are important to consumers, particularly those associated with ‘clean label’ attributes,” said Tom Druke, director of VitaCholine Brand Development, Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma. “VitaCholine is committed to providing our customers with the best products on the market. When consumers purchase a product containing VitaCholine, these certifications are a mark of our high quality, safety and transparency in manufacturing. And with 60 countries around the world having restrictions or bans on GMO products, this facilitates our international sales efforts.”
“The Non-GMO Project celebrates Balchem’s achievements in verifying a variety of its products and their commitment to providing consumers a transparent choice in the marketplace,” said Courtney Pineau, associate director.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Balchem also participates in the USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program, which includes GMP facility auditing, ingredient quality control and manufacturing documentation review, and ingredient testing.