Outcast Foods earns Organic Certification
By Food in Canada staffSustainability Editor pick food waste Outcast Foods upcycling
Outcast Foods, a Canadian food technology company that rescues cast-off produce which is upcycled into supplements and other ingredients, has announced that their upcycling facility is Organic Certified. Additionally, this new certification helped secure a supplier partnership with Riverside Natural Foods (Concord, Ont.), makers of the Made Good brand.
Specifically, Outcast has partnered with the Riverside Naturals R&D and supply chain teams on several projects, including identifying ingredients in existing products that can be replaced with Outcast upcycled ingredients and a few new products in development that could incorporate Outcast upcycled ingredients.
This partnership offers Riverside the flexibility of locally sourced and high-quality ingredients for their portfolio of products, as well as the ability to support sustainable initiatives that reduce food waste.
Nima Fotovat, president of Riverside said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to create impact. With the desire of our brands incorporating Outcast ingredients into their formulations, this gives us the opportunity to create greater market influence, thus reducing more waste.”
The Organic Certification is issued by TCO Cert, a nonprofit, member-owned, Canadian Food Inspection Agency-accredited certification body controlled under Canada’s Organic Regime.
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