Wildwood

Rating
CompanyPulmuone Wildwood Inc.
LocationFullerton, CA
Productstofu, tofu veggie patties, soy yogurt, cultured soy drink, soymilk, soymilk creamer
Market AreaNationwide and Canada
Web Sitewww.wildwoodfoods.com
Total Score771

Wildwood was founded by one of the original pioneers of the American soyfoods movement, and has since merged with a Korean corporation to form Wildwood Pulmuone. Wildwood Pulmuone provided full and open disclosure. They source both domestic and Chinese organic soybeans. Their Chinese soybeans are grown on farms that are closely inspected by Wildwood Pulmuone representatives to ensure that farmers follow the USDA organic standards. Wildwood Pulmuone also maintained a long-standing relationship with a Midwestern organic farmer.

They write:

“Pulmuone Wildwood is a newly integrated company combining the business activities of Pulmuone USA and Wildwood Natural Foods. Each of the entities have a long history in natural vegetarian foods, over 75 years combined.

Pulmuone began as a cooperative organic farming effort in 1955 in Korea and is known for its commitment to pure foods. In 1995 its founder received the United Nations Global 500 award for Environmental Achievement for his work in organic agriculture in Korea.

Wildwood began as a small, vegetarian deli in 1978 in San Francisco. It developed into the leading premier natural and organic tofu and flavored tofu company on the West Coast and recently expanding into dairy alternative soy products. Its founders remain supporters of the business still today.

Pulmuone Wildwood integrates the assets of the two companies in the United States and focuses them on manufacturing and marketing the highest quality natural, vegetarian products with a particular focus on tofu, value added tofu and cultured soy products. Pulmuone is the largest manufacturer of Tofu products in the world.”

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)771
4-Bean Rating | Excellent
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
6098% owned by Pulmuone Ltd. of South Korea
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
6080% organic, 20% non-organic, 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
85QAI, OTCO and IDALS
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
6075% Organic, 5% "made with organic" and 20% non-GMO
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
98Some products are manufactured in-house, some products are manufactured by a copacker with full sourcing information
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
56Company sources both domestic and Chinese soybeans. Company representatives inspect farms in China. Long-term relationships with American farmer suppliers.
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
80company tests occasionally and has internal monitoring program in place
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
Flavors
7550% organic flavors and extracts, 50% non-organic natural flavors
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
97non-organic soy lecithin in soymilk creamer