Nasoya

Rating
CompanyVitasoy USA
LocationAyer, MA
Productstofu
Market AreaNationwide
Web Sitewww.vitasoy-usa.com
Total Score778

Nasoya tofu is produced in Ayer, Massachusetts, by Vitasoy-USA. Vitasoy-USA provided full and open disclosure. Vitasoy-USA bought mostly domestically grown organic soybeans, but also a fair percentage from China and Brazil to meet demand. Incoming loads are tested for GMO contamination.

They write: “A pioneer in bringing Asian-inspired food to the U.S. as “Amer-Asian” cuisine, Vitasoy-USA, Inc. is committed to producing delicious, innovative foods that promote well being and a healthy lifestyle. Look for its premium tofu, soymilk, Asian noodles and wraps, and non-dairy sandwich spreads under the brand names Vitasoy, Azumaya and Nasoya. One of North America’s first branded tofus, Nasoya has been the top-seller for more than 30 years and is currently rolling out new Silken-Style Creations, the first non-dairy “dessert starter.” For further information, fast and easy recipe ideas, or to sign up for one of Vitasoy’s educational newsletters, please visit www.vitasoy.com and www.nasoya.com.

Headquartered in Ayer, MA, where its North American tofu plant is located, Vitasoy USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited of Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1940, VIHL has grown to become one of the world’s leaders in providing healthy, nutritious food and beverages that enhance the quality of life for its customers.”

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)778
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
60100% owned by Vitasoy International Limited, Inc. of Hong Kong
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
6050% Organic, 50% Non-GMO
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
75QAI
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
6047% organic, 53% non-GMO
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
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
48Company purchases domestic (60%), Chinese (39%) and Brazilian (1%) soybeans through brokers for its tofu
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
100testing on 100% of incoming loads
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
Flavors
7515% certified organic and 85% non-organic natural flavors
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used