Our All Natural Essence Waters Are Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Kosher Certified
Massachusetts-based Blossom Water LLC is pleased to announce that our natural flavored waters are now verified by the Non-GMO Project. This complements Blossom Water’s existing ICS Gluten-Free and OU Kosher certifications.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been artificially manipulated in a laboratory to incorporate genes from bacteria, viruses, yeast and other species of animals or plants. These “transgenic” creations do not occur in nature or through traditional cross-breeding methods. The science of genetic modification is advancing rapidly but most commercial GMOs today are transgenic crops engineered to survive greater and more direct application of herbicide and/or produce their own insecticide.
Over 60 countries around the world, including those in the European Union and Japan, require labeling (if not outright restrictions) on genetically modified foods. But the U.S. has no such laws. Consequently, the Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. The Project requires testing of all at-risk ingredients and monitors supply and processing steps to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product. Non-GMO verified is now the fastest growing label in the natural products industry. For example, over 65% of items sold by Whole Foods Market are non-GMO verified. And, in the interest of transparency, Whole Foods will require GMO labeling on everything it sells by 2018.
“At Blossom Water, we applaud the Whole Foods initiative to inform consumers on GMOs, empowering them with a right to choose,” commented Steve Fortuna, President and Cofounder of Blossom Water. “As a values-driven company, committed to facilitating healthy living with a premium product line that is all natural, we have chosen to opt out of the ‘GMO experiment’ altogether. So we are very proud to announce our Non-GMO Project verification.”
About Blossom Water
Founded in 2013 and privately held, Massachusetts-based Blossom Water LLC produces a premium line of all natural essence waters. Everyone knows water is nature’s perfect beverage for the functioning of our bodies. But drinking enough water for proper hydration can get monotonous. Blossom Water wants to contribute to healthfulness by making water more enjoyable and suited to all occasions. Our products are currently available in four flavors: lemon rose, plum jasmine, grapefruit lilac and pomegranate geranium. Blossom Water is unique in this pairing of blossoms with fruit. Each flavor is simply pure water infused with essences of the fruit and flower and balanced by just a touch of natural sweetening. The result is an all natural and low calorie drink that both fits into a health-conscious lifestyle and enhances plain water with refreshing zest. All of our flavors deliver bright, thirst-quenching fruit upfront with a delicate floral note finish that is subtly aromatic yet crisp. They can be found at retailers nationwide or purchased online. For more information, please visit: http://drinkblossomwater.com or http://facebook.com/blossomwater.
About The Non-GMO Project
In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve. The Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices. Our seal is the most trusted sign that a product is produced through rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. For more information, please visit: http://nongmoproject.org.
About International Certification Services, Inc. (ICS)
ICS is a gluten-free certifying body that is wholly owned by Where Food Comes From, Inc., the leading supplier of certification and verification services to the food industry, specializing in organic, gluten-free and related certification services. Compliance with the Certified ICS Gluten-Free Standard is based on a combination of quantitative analysis of the ingredients and products being marketed as Certified ICS Gluten-Free, along with required management practices aimed at minimizing the introduction (accidental or otherwise) of gluten proteins in the production stream. For more information, please visit: http://www.ics-intl.com/gluten-free.html.
About the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union)
OU Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, certifying more than 500,000 products in over 80 countries around the world. The OU symbol, belonging to the Orthodox Union, is one of the strictest kosher standards on the market today. For more information, please visit: https://oukosher.org.