Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. received certification under the USDA National Organic Program, allowing the company to offer certified organic versions of all of its sweet potato ingredients, including juices and dehydrated products. The certification was provided by Oregon Tilth, a leading third-party nonprofit organization that certifies organic products and that also played an integral role in the formation of the USDA National Organic Program.
“Certified organic ingredients are a crucial extension of our line of clean label ingredients,” said John Kimber, CIFI’s chief operating officer. “We are proud to have met the rigorous standards of one of the leading organic certifiers in the United States so we can help brands provide organic options to their customers.”
CIFI’s naturally non-GMO sweet potato ingredients, including cloudy and clarified juices, juice concentrate, dehydrated flour, and dehydrated granules, are ideal for clean label applications, with the ability to replace artificial sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup, and other ingredients that are less desirable to consumers. With the organic certification, CIFI’s sweet potato ingredients will also appeal to the growing number of consumers who are looking for the USDA organic seal on the products they buy.
“The organic certification is another step we’ve taken toward meeting growing consumer demand for clean label, non-GMO, and organic products,” Kimber said. “Our organic ingredients will allow food brands to increase the health and trend appeal of their products.”
For more information on CIFI’s organic and conventional sweet potato ingredients, visit CIFIngredients.com.