Nancy’s

Rating
CompanySpringfield Creamery
LocationEugene, OR
Productssoy yogurt
Market AreaNationwide and Canada
Web Sitewww.nancysyogurt.com
Total Score725

Nancy’s Organic Cultured Soy is produced by an independent company, Springfield Creamery. They readily shared their sourcing information, but they do not buy directly from family farmers. Their soymilk supplier would not disclose the sourcing of their organic soybeans.

They write:

“Nancy’s Cultured Dairy and Soy products are produced with care at Springfield Creamery, in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1960, we remain family owned and operated and are pleased to have such a wealth of quality, local ingredients to put into each of our products. We are known for our top-quality cultured dairy products, but we believe NancyÕs Organic Cultured Soy is an exciting alternative for people who choose a non-dairy option. We purchase organic soy milk locally from Pacific Foods in Tualatin, Oregon. We strive to support organic farming and believe that the organic practices of these farms are in unity with the land, as well as with the consumer. We are proud to be a vital member of this sustainable partnership, while feeding people wholesome, organic dairy and soy products.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)725
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
80Family Business
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
100100% Organic Purchases
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
100OTCO
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
100100% Organic Products
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
25Products are manufactured by a copacker without full disclosure
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
30Company identified copacker but copacker would not disclose sourcing information. Our research indicates some Chinese soybeans were purchased by copacker
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.
Flavors
50non-organic natural flavors and vanilla
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used