|Company||Fresh Tofu Inc.|
|Products||tofu, tempeh, vegetarian sandwiches, tofu spreads, Tofu "No Egg" Salad|
Fresh Tofu buys USA-grown soybeans directly from organic farmers close to home. Although they carry some products that are not certified organic, they use organic soybeans in all their products.
Fresh Tofu imports a high-quality, non-synthetic nigari coagulant from Japan. They also use tofu for their veggie burgers, which means they are one of the few companies offering veggie burgers that do not contain hexane-extracted soy protein. Fresh Tofu products are an excellent choice for consumers looking for vegetarian foods made with high-quality ingredients that are not chemically processed.
Fresh Tofu writes: “The principle “Fresher is Better” has guided Fresh Tofu Inc. in supplying a regional marketplace with locally produced, artisan quality, Organic Tofu and Soyfood products since 1983. Hands-on techniques and quality ingredients have earned Fresh Tofu Inc. its gold standard reputation.
Fresh Tofu Inc. has direct longstanding relationships with small organic farmers in the finger Lakes Region of N.Y. State. Organic Soybeans are grown in the fertile glacial soils of the region specially for Fresh Tofu Inc. Together with Natural Nigari coagulant imported from Japan, we are able to achieve the pure, subtly sweet flavor of our tofu.”
|TOTAL (possible score is 1000)||885|
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.Ownership Structure
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
|100||100% Organic Purchases|
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.Disclosure of Information for Verification
|100||Full 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
|90||89% Organic, 2% "made with organic" and 9% non-GMO|
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.Manufacturing
|100||All 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
|100||100% directly from North American farmers, company owner visits the farms|
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.Prevention of GMO Contamination
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.Flavors
|100||only food ingredients used, no flavors|
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.Soy Lecithin