Mom's pasta sauce earns Non-GMO food seal

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FISCHER & WIESER Specialty Foods, Inc. President and CEO Case D. Fischer and Chief Operating Officer Jenny Wieser, Ph.D., hold the first two of their Mom’s Pasta Sauces to receive verification for containing no genetically modified ingredients by the Non-GMO Project.

The Non-GMO Project verified that Mom’s Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Spaghetti Sauce and Mom’s Organic Roasted Pepper Spaghetti Sauce, made by Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, Inc. in Fredericksburg, are produced to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Fischer & Wieser’s CEO and President Case D. Fischer said the Non-GMO Project verification seal reflects the company’s dedication to creating natural products.

“We produce all-natural products because we believe they are healthier, and we have always believed natural fruits, vegetables and seasonings taste better,” he said.

The Non-GMO Project third-party verification program was launched in 2008 as an initiative to provide consumers with more information regarding the risk of GMO products, and products that are verified are awarded the Non-GMO Project orange, blue and green seal.

“Meeting Non-GMO standards requires food companies to go the extra mile for sourcing Non-GMO ingredients and verifying their authenticity each step of the way,” said Jenny Wieser, Ph.D., Fischer & Wieser chief operating officer. “We do it because it’s important to us, and it’s important to consumers.”

Wieser said Fischer & Wieser is also on track to verify other Mom’s products as Non-GMO.

“We started the Non-GMO verification process with these two products, which have always been certified organic, and next we’ll present several of our other Mom’s Pasta Sauces for Non-GMO verification.”

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