LifeLine Foods, based in Columbia, Missouri, recently announced it had received Non-GMO Project verification for its corn ingredients while experiencing its best year ever in 2018, and adding a new mill.
LifeLine President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kelly said two new positions were added this year: a national salesperson for the masa mill and a human resources generalist to help with the company’s goal of becoming the employer of choice.
“Our goals are to grow the business and increase our profitability,” Kelly said. “We want to be a solid future resource for farmers, our employees and the community.”
He said the company had an exceptional fiscal 2018, experiencing its best year to date. “We made house-wide process improvements and improved efficiencies,” Kelly said.
LifeLine attained another significant benchmark in June when it received its Non-GMO Project verification.
“We’re off and running on non-GMO,” Kelly said. “This is an important initiative, as nearly one-third of consumers in a recent survey said the non-GMO label is important to them when purchasing food.”
The certification was earned after LifeLine met all training, testing and quality-control requirements of the Non-GMO Project Standard. The certifying body determined the company’s processes met the standards through a document-based evaluation and on-site inspection.
A new $8 million, 10-ton specialty corn mill is giving the company flexibility in manufacturing non-GMO products.
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