Silk Brand Makes Soybeans Traceable

October 19, 2010

A new website allows consumers to track the origins of the soybeans used in each carton of Silk soymilk.

A new website allows consumers to track the origins of the soybeans used in each carton of Silk soymilk. The website, www.silksoymilk.com/traceit [at the time this article was posted, the website link wasn’t working], lets customers enter a manufacturing code and expiration date featured on every carton of Silk soymilk to find out where the milk’s soybeans were grown.

Additionally, the site provides general information on how soymilk is produced and how the Silk brand says it aims to exclude genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its product. (Earlier this year, Silk enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program, which tests for the absence of GMOs.)

“Silk continues to broaden our commitment to transparency when it comes to how our products are made and where our ingredients come from,” said Silk’s vice president Craig Shiesley, in a press release.

“No other soymilk maker shares more information with consumers about how their soybeans are grown and soymilk is made to create a complete crop-to-carton story,” he added.

 

Editor’s Note: Could this indicate a new era of ingredient traceability? Earlier this year, Gaia Herbs launched its own herb-traceability website and program for its liquid herbal products. Click here for more information.