Pete’s Tofu

Rating
CompanySunrise Soya Foods
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
Productstofu, soymilk
Market AreaNorthwest, Northeast and Canada
Web Sitewww.sunrise-soya.com
Total Score665

Sunrise Soy Foods is a Canadian soyfoods company. They manufacture primarily non-organic, non-GMO soy foods, but their Pete’s Tofu brand and Soyganics are organic. They readily shared their sourcing information with us. They do not buy directly from family farmers, but buy North American-grown soybeans from Canadian brokers.

They write:

“Sunrise Soya Foods is the leading tofu manufacturer in Canada. We produce two corporate brands. The Sunrise brand is produced from conventional, non GMO beans. It’s tofu comes in soft, medium firm, extra firm and desserts. Pete’s Tofu is predominately a ready-to-eat product, made with organic beans and ingredients.

Sunrise is committed to creating high quality traditional and tofu products that meet the needs of our health conscious customers who seek food that is cholesterol free, dairy free, low in fat and convenient to prepare. Our Vision: “Tofu in every Fridge”. Our products are available in both Canada and the USA.”

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)665
3-Bean Rating | Very Good
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
70Privately owned
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
6010% Organic, 90% non-GMO 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
75QAI
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
6010% organic, 90% non-GMO, no GMOs
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
60Company purchases North American soybeans from a broker, but these claims could not be verified
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
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
50non organic lecithin