Schuman Cheese, Fairfield, N.J., said it will label its Parmesan cheese products with a seal to verify product quality and manufacturing integrity. The move follows widely covered news reports of adulteration and fraud by some companies. The Food and Drug Administration investigated one product that was labeled “100% Parmesan Cheese.” FDA found that the product contained no Parmesan.
Schuman’s True Cheese trust mark will appear on Schuman cheeses and snacks sold in supermarket and mass retail channels. Newly labeled products are appearing in some stores and others will be phased in as customer orders are filled.