Ohio creamery gets non-GMO label

Snowville label

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has approved a plan by Snowville Creamery of Pomeroy, Ohio to label their milk “From Cows fed only non-GMO feed and forage”.  The dairy says the labels should start appearing on store shelves this month.  The Ohio Department of Ag notes this is a production claim not a nutritional claim.

The creamery gets milk from a dozen farms and pays a premium for that milk.  About half of the milk goes into the Columbus market, the rest is distributed to stores in Louisville, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

Snowville started discussions on going GMO-free in the summer of 2012.  They laid the plan out for their farmers in 2013.  The creamery purchased the equipment needed to test corn for GMOs.  They have also agreed to have the Ohio Department of Agriculture test for GMOs.

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