Loacker has earned Non-GMO Project verification for its Quadratini and core Loacker Classic flavors.
All Loacker products are made with ingredients of certified origin. The brand’s Alpine milk is non-GMO and is processed at its Dolomites milk production plant. Hazelnuts, a cornerstone of Loacker’s specialties, are 100 percent Italian and roasted directly in-house. The company also sources cocoa and vanilla from carefully selected sustainable farm partners.
“We are thrilled to announce our Non-GMO Project verification status,” says Jenny Fernandez, v.p. of marketing, Loacker USA. “Our consumers know the high quality of Loacker ingredients and we’re happy to provide them with non-GMO options, as per their request.”
More than 70 percent of Americans say they don’t want genetically modified organisms in their food, according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey.
Loacker also recently conducted a survey in which American consumers spoke on their desire for indulgent, bite-sized, and healthier snacks. Among the categories (respondents could select multiple categories), 46 percent of participants mentioned wanting indulgent snacks, i.e. dark chocolate, crème biscuits, etc. Next, 42 percent of participants confirmed that bite-size treats were a favorite. When it comes to healthier snacks (i.e. no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, non-GMO, etc.) 31 percent of participants pursued, when possible.
Quadratini checks the boxes for these top-ranked snacking priorities. The Non-GMO Project verification of the Loacker Quadratini and Classic On-the-Go (45 grams) makes them the perfect, better-for-you snack option. This verification offers the highest transparency about GMOs.
To ensure the high quality and traceability of all ingredients, Loacker has invested in long-term partnerships that provide fair working and living conditions for farmers. These partnerships support cocoa and vanilla farmers along with their communities in remote villages in Madagascar, Ecuador, and the Ivory Coast.
The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program is North America’s most rigorous third-party verification for non-GMO food and products. Third-party verification ensures products have been comprehensively evaluated by an independent party for compliance. Independent inspectors and accredited testing laboratories are also part of the Non-GMO Project Verification process, as are ongoing, annual renewal requirements for Non-GMO Project Verified products.