Joseph Gallo Farms, makers of Joseph Farms cheese, said its family of organic cheeses earned verification by the Non-GMO Project. This verification confirms that Joseph Farms organic cheeses are produced in compliance with rigorous standards for GMO avoidance.

The non-GMO claim means that the food is made without ingredients that were derived from genetically engineered organisms. For meat, poultry, dairy and eggs, the claim means animals were not fed a diet containing genetically engineered crops, the Atwater, Calif.-based company said.

“Joseph Farms believes in our customers’ right to know what is in their food,” said Mike Gallo, CEO of Joseph Gallo Farms. “The Non-GMO Project Verified seal is the gold standard and is the most trusted label among consumers, and we are proud to be able to offer this transparency to our customers.”