Gringo Jack's chips certified non-GMO
MANCHESTER — Gringo Jack's announced on Monday, Jan. 23 that all three flavors of its Flaky Tortilla Chips have been certified as non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.
The specialty food company, which operates separately from the Gringo Jack's restaurant on Main Street, said it pursued the certification "because we respect people's right to know what is in their food," it said in a news release.
GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering.
"Our verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project standard—that means we must follow rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance, including segregation and traceability to prevent contamination," the company said.
Gringo Jack's is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Manchester founded in 1994. In 2012 Gringo Kitchens, LLC was formed as separate entity from the restaurant to focus on distribution through the natural, grocery and food service channels in Vermont and the east coast.
The company is based in Manchester and has a production facility in Sunderland.
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