Diana Food North America announced today that the company’s newest facility, an ultra-modern chicken processing plant located in Georgia, has completed the Georgia Crop Improvement Association Organic Certification Program. The USDA, having received the certification paperwork from the GCIAOCP, has also validated the plant as organic.
“With increased consumer demand for organic products, it’s vital that the chicken broth, powder and fat products we produce has organic certification,” says Yannick Riou, Diana Food President. “But just as importantly, organic certification is also in sync with the values and culture of our company, since we are dedicated to high standards of animal welfare, sustainable farming and no-antibiotics-ever poultry.”
Organic certification had been planned for the Georgia site since it went online in late October 2018 and was achieved on schedule, with organic production set to begin in the second quarter of this year. The certification will apply to products manufactured for both the food and pet food markets.
The Georgia Crop Improvement Association's Organic Certification Program (GCIAOCP) is committed to environmentally sound and economically viable production of food and encourages the preservation of natural resources, the improvement of soil quality and health through organic and sustainable farming practices, and fosters the production of healthy livestock and poultry production.
For more information, contact Diana Food at 845.268.5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT DIANA FOOD
Diana Food offers solutions to the food and beverage industry for consumer well-being, which has become of foremost importance to consumers all over the world. We are committed to empowering consumers to be active caretakers of their own wellness by bringing them innovative, natural solutions which provide Health, Pleasure and Trust.
To do so, we carefully select raw materials – including fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood – and apply sustainable sourcing practices to all of our streams. We offer high value clean label solutions, standardized nutritional actives and functionalities, enabling full product claims and a true sensory experience. Through our strong experience, knowledge and expertise in agronomy and industrial processes we guarantee food safety and traceability on all of our products.
Diana, Nutrition Division of Symrise, is a world leader in natural-ingredient based solutions for the agro-food sector and in the probiotics domain via its majority stake in Probi. The Division is represented in 25 countries with 2,300 collaborators and 35 locations.