Vitasoy

Rating
CompanyVitasoy USA
LocationAyer, MA
Productssoymilk
Market AreaCanada and International
Web Sitewww.vitasoy-usa.com
Total Score670

Vitasoy soymilk is marketed by Vitasoy-USA, and is available in Canada and the Caribbean. Vitasoy-USA readily shared their sourcing information, but they do not buy directly from family farmers. Their supplier would not disclose the sourcing of their organic soybeans, but our research indicates that their supplier works directly with North-American organic farmers.

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 tofu, 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.”

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)670
3-Bean Rating | Very Good
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
60Products are manufactured by a copacker; our research indicates that the supplier uses North American-grown soybeans, but the supplier did not participate in the project.
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
40Our research indicates that the supplier uses North American-grown organic soybeans, but the supplier did not participate in the project
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
40no information available from copacker
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