Starting in 2016 all Kashi Non-GMO Project Verified. Kashi's takeover by Kellogg's in 2000 enabled the mother concern to penetrate the markets for food of nature and bio. By 2016, Kashi and its partner Quality Assurance International (QAI)*, a premier USDA-accredited certification body for bio produce, and Hesco/Dakota Organics Productions, a South Dakota-based specialist cereal producer, launched Certified Transitional.
A" transition culture" is cultivated on areas that are in the conversion phase from traditional to biological processes. The USDA Bio Standard has been met for three years and growers can now request Bio Certifications. Prior to the three-year stamp, all cultures cultivated in the fields are regarded as "transitional crops" and cannot be marketed on the natural-farm.
It is a way to help growers on their three-year path to becoming USDA-certified suppliers of organically grown products. May 17, 2016 Kashi and QAI officially launched the first Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheel Biscuits made with the transition certificated grain.
Kashi is hoping to use Certified Transitional to establish a market place to promote more ecological arable land. QAI operates and is open to all relevant farmers and any business can introduce certified transitional procurement in an agriculture delivery network. Kashi was accused in 2013 of calling her product "completely natural" or "not artificial".
19] The Court upheld the following two classes: 1) California "Nothing Artificial" class: Any Californian resident who, on or after August 24, 2007 in the State of California, bought Kashi Company's "Nothing Artificial" foods containing one or more of the following ingredients: 2) California "All Natural" Class:
Any Californian resident who, on or after August 24, 2007 in the State of California, bought Kashi Company's "All Natural" foods containing one or more of the following ingredients: "KAZHI Co. satisfies all nature's claims". law.com.