Organto Foods Inc.

Organto Foods Inc.

February 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Organto Achieves USDA Organic Certification Status for Its Processing and Packaging Facility in Guatemala

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2016) - Organto Foods Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGO) is pleased to announce that it's processing and packing facility located in Patzún, Guatemala has received approval for organic certification under the USDA National Organic Program. Quality Certification Services ("QCS"), a leading organic certification program based in Florida, reviewed Organto's application and records. QCS is an industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in certification with clients in 39 states and 12 countries.

"We're pleased to have achieved organic certification for our Guatemalan processing and handling plant. This is an important and crucial step in the development of our goal of becoming a leading global provider of organic produce" commented Peter Gianulis, President & CEO of Organto. Mr. Gianulis further commented, "Organto's Patzún facility employs over 200 people, has the ability to process over 20 million pounds of product per year, and it now has the coveted USDA organic designation."


Peter L Gianulis, President & CEO

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