Central Soyfoods

CompanyCentral Soyfoods
LocationLawrence, KS
Productstofu, tempeh
Market AreaKansas and Missouri
Total Score780

Central Soy is a small tofu and tempeh company in Kansas, and one of its partners is an organic farmer who grows most of the beans used in their tofu products. Additional soybeans are grown by farmers in Kansas and neighboring states that are part of the Kansas Organic Producers Association, an organic farmer marketing cooperative.

Central Soy is not in the five-bean category because their tofu plant is not certified organic. Their products are labeled “made with organic soybeans,” and they use only certified organic ingredients. They state that they are not certified because of the expense involved in certification. They say that their products are all produced according to the organic standards.

TOTAL (possible score is 1000) 780
4-Bean Rating
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
80Limited Liability Corporation with direct ties to farmers
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
100100% organic
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
100Full and Open Disclosure
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
60100% Made with Organic Soybeans
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
100All manufacturing done in-house
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
100100% directly from Kansas organic farmers (and neighboring states)
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
40No testing
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
100organic flavors and extracts
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used