AUSTIN, TX (Oct. 3, 2016) – As of October 1, all 365 Everyday Value® eggs sold in Whole Foods Market stores are from farms verified to only use Non-GMO feed. The eggs are either certified organic or Non-GMO Project Verified, both third-party programs that prohibit the use of GMOs in feed.
All eggs sold in Whole Foods Market stores have been cage-free since 2005.
Whole Foods Market has been collaborating with its supplier partners for years to source more certified organic products and products made with Non-GMO verified ingredients, and to secure and increase the availability of Non-GMO verified animal feed.
In 2013, Whole Foods Market became the first national grocer to set a deadline for GMO transparency in its U.S. and Canadian stores.1
Since that announcement, Whole Foods Market now offers more than 11,500 Non-GMO Project verified products – a threefold increase in three years. The grocer also offers more than 25,000 certified organic choices companywide2 making Whole Foods Market a top destination for shoppers who are looking to avoid GMOs. (USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of GMOs.)
1 The company has 7 stores in the U.K., which already requires labeling for foods that intentionally contain or are produced from GMO ingredients.
2 Product mix varies by store, so not all stores carry all products.