News | June 3, 2004

Penford Food Ingredients Announces Non-GMO Dextrose Certification

Only US Manufacturer Producing Non-GMO Dextrose in the US Credits Added Demand to New EU Regulations

Englewood, CO - Penford Food Ingredients, a premier carbohydrate company, today announced that its dextrose product, CanTab®, has been certified as a non-genetically modified organism (GMO). The certification from independent authority, Cert-IDSM, verifies that Penford's dextrose product complies with the newly announced European Union Regulations pertaining to labeling and traceability of GMOs. Penford is the only recognized US manufacturer producing non-GMO dextrose in the US.

"Penford is dedicated to high quality products that improve the manufacturing process for our customers," said Jeff Smith, director of business development for Penford Food Ingredients. "Our products have always been available in a non-GMO format; however the certification adds a valuable third party stamp of approval that will help us further educate the market in a time when global regulations are changing."

Since the EU regulations went into effect in April, Penford has seen an increase in demand for its non-GMO products. The Cert-ID certification provides Penford with added support in demonstrating that CanTab is the right choice for manufacturers with US, European and worldwide operations and distribution.

Non-GMO CanTab is produced from non-GMO corn as well as other naturally non-GMO sources such as tapioca and potato. Its unmatched compressibility and superior flavor and color blending, offers pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies the benefits of improved manufacturing efficiency and tablet quality. Because CanTab requires less machine pressure to yield the required density, manufacturers benefit with less dust, waste and press downtime as well as increased machine longevity. CanTab also enables tablets to have smoother, more detailed surfaces with less breakage.

About Cert-IDSM
Cert ID is a global company active in providing third-party certification programs to growers, agricultural processors, food ingredient producers, food manufacturers and food retailers. Cert ID offers practical traceability solutions that deliver clarity, certainty and security.

About Penford Food Ingredients
Penford Food Ingredients Corporation (PFI), a subsidiary of Penford Corporation (Nasdaq: PENX), is a premier carbohydrate company providing the processed food and nutraceutical industries with specialty starches, dextrose and dextrin. A leader in ingredient system technology, PFI delivers high quality ingredients that improve its customers' products. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, PFI owns and operates production facilities in the US and internationally. For more information please call 800-652-4732 or visit

Source: Penford Food Ingredients