Tofu Shop Specialty Foods, Inc.

Sustainable Food Production

Tofu Shop has been an advocate and practitioner of sustainable food production since our founding in 1977. We approach the goal of long-term sustainability as a vibrant, interdependent relationship among:

  • Our natural environment
  • Our role as a processor of natural food ingredients
  • The customers and communities we serve

Sustaining our natural environment

It behooves us, as a user of natural resources (raw food ingredients), to insure that our use does not deplete or despoil the source of these resources.

Our role as a sustainable food processor

  • CCOF certified organic Certified organic processor – we use only ingredients that are grown and processed without environmentally harmful pesticides, herbicides, sewage sludge, irradiation, or genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
  • Local producer – we source locally-produced ingredients when possible and purchase other raw ingredients in bulk quantities to limit the environmental costs of transporting finished goods into our remote region.
  • Waste reducer – we work hard to limit the waste we generate and currently divert over 99% from landfills.
  • Conscious employer – we’re committed to providing a right and stimulating livelihood for our employees and a safe, clean facility in which to work

Sustaining our customers and community

Our mission is to provide nutritious, organic, locally-made food for our customers and to partner with local and regional groups working for the long term health and well-being of our community.

Behind the Bean

Behind the bean report

Outstanding rating by the Cornucopia Institute

Underscoring our commitment, we received a 5 out of 5 bean rating by the Cornucopia Institute in its 2009 report,“Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry”. We were ranked high on the following:

  • organic certification by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
  • 100% organic soybeans
  • domestically sourced soybeans
  • 100% organic herbs, spices, and other ingredients used for flavor
  • all manufacturing done in-house
  • full and open disclosure
  • no use of soy lecithin

The following are some of our local partners in sustainable food production efforts.

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