As one of America’s most loved allergy-friendly/gluten-free brands, Ian’s is committed to providing great-tasting, high-quality, convenient foods consumers can trust.
In recent years, interest in the food we eat, where it comes from and, in particular, whether it contains GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) has grown significantly. We want to share with you a little about GMOs and our company’s position on their use, providing the utmost transparency for our products.
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and what it means is that the genetic material of the food source has been changed by genetic engineering techniques. Both food crops and farm animal feeds have had changes made to their DNA by these genetic engineering techniques, in which the genes of an organism are incorporated into the genes of another organism. Some crops, for example, have been genetically modified to be resistant to disease, pests and pesticides, offer improved nutrition, increase crop yields and made possible to grow in difficult environments.
Despite some of the potential benefits of genetic engineering, there has been a great deal of debate as to whether or not GMOs should be in the food we eat, and more and more consumers are educating themselves and making purchasing decisions based on what they believe is best for their families.
At Ian’s, we are all about offering a wide variety of allergy-friendly/gluten-free foods consumers can trust to safely manage the well-being of their families. Offering consumers non-GMO options is an important priority for the company and we are making careful formulation and sourcing considerations for our foods. Efforts to transition away from the use of GMOs in existing and new formulations accelerated in 2013 and we now offer 9 products that are non-GMO:
AF/GF Non-GMO Alphatots (12 oz)
AF/GF Non-GMO Alphatots (48 oz)
Organic Brown Rice Breadcrumbs
AF/GF Non-GMO Croutons – Italian
AN/Non-GMO Original Panko Breadcrumbs (9 oz)
AN/Non-GMO Whole Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs (9 oz)
AN/Non-GMO Italian Panko Breadcrumbs (9 oz)
AF/GF Non-GMO Tortilla Crumbs
AF/GF Non-GMO Homestyle Stuffing – Savory
At Ian’s, we are experts at providing allergy-friendly/gluten-free center-plate protein solutions. Revising recipes containing protein is a much bigger challenge as nearly 90% of non-organic animal feed contains GMOs. To address this need among our consumers, Ian’s is proud to offer USDA certified organic versions of some of our conventional products that do not contain GMOs.
As a manufacturer of high-quality, allergy-friendly foods that consumers can trust, we will continue to address consumer interest and demand for non-GMO meat products by broadening their availability within our product portfolio. Check back on our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be among the first to know when additional non-GMO products are available from Ian’s.