In order to display the Non GMO Project Verification Logo (see image on the left) on your bars, YouBar must submit the appropriate documentation for your custom formulas to The Non GMO Project, which is a third party certifying body.
Non GMO Project Verification status allows you to use the instantly recognizable Non GMO Project Verification Butterfly logo on your custom bar packages (boxes, wrappers, website, etc). The cost is per SKU (flavor), inclusive of all of YouBar’s QA document submission work. It is not compliant with USDA standards (implementation date of Jan 1, 2022) to put the phrase NON GMO or GMO FREE on any packaging unless the product is either certified through the Non GMO Project Verification group and/or Certified Organic. However, you ARE allowed to put the phrase 'non gmo' in front of any ingredients that are non gmo on the BACK INGREDIENT LIST without paying for the Ceritfication fee. A bar in that case would be made of all non gmo ingredients, and say that on the back ingredient list, but still not be able to put the phrase on the front of the package.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This package is only available to clients who have worked with YouBar’s R&D team to create a bar utilizing ingredients that are compliant with this certification. If your product does not currently meet this requirement, but you would like it to, then please get in touch with YouBar’s development team (email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to engage recipe reformulation prior to submitting a request for Non GMO Project Verification. Please also note that this certification frequently takes 3-6 months from the date of submission to the Non GMO Project to the date of approval. Please also be aware that regulations around Non GMO labeling on food products (per the USDA) changed on Jan 1, 2022.