O Organics

Rating
CompanySafeway
LocationPleasanton, CA
Productssoymilk, tofu, others
Market AreaNationwide
Web Sitewww.safeway.com
Total Score0

Organic consumers are often interested in knowing the story behind their food, where the food was grown and how it was processed, but store brand products are inherently anonymous. The store contracts with a manufacturer to produce the private label foods, and often the manufacturer relies on additional middlemen. Tracing the soybeans to the source is therefore often a difficult endeavor. Direct relationships between the brand and organic farmers are nonexistent.

By virtue of the fact that these companies are operating in a secretive manner, consumers should be very dubious in terms of the quality and sourcing of their raw materials. If you are a loyal customer of these grocery chains, we would encourage you to contact the management and express your displeasure.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1000) 0
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
0
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
0
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
0
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
0
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
0
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
0
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
0
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
0
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
Flavors
0
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
0