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Friday, 18 November 2016 22:48
Hood River, Oregon, November 2016—For those of you who may have been away for awhile, The Tofurky Company is the company which produces Tofurky, a popular vegetarian and vegan alternative to turkey, as well other meatless products. All are vegan and approved by the UK Vegan Society, and most are kosher-certified by the Kosher Services of America.

Starting out small in the tempeh business, today Tofurky is leading the charge on animal-friendly eating through a mission of yumminess. The family company reports it is still sure of one thing: that people, animals and the environment matter more than profit margins.
The point to make is this: The Tofurky Company folks believe in people, animals and that the environment reigns over profits. And as Tofurky grows, they continue to reinvest in animal welfare and environmental initiatives.

They’re also into B Corps. It’s like Fair Trade, but for The Tofurky Company’s entire business, not just the foods they make. Certified B Corporations have met or exceeded a set of standards for the treatment of their workers, the sourcing of their supplies, their engagement with local communities and their impact on the environment. Tofurky reports it is proud to be in the B Corp club! Learn more about using business as a force for good.

As always, at Tofurky they are striving to leave a better planet for future generations. Their packaging is made from mostly FSC-certified paperboard (that’s the Forest Stewardship Council, who ensures that the paper comes from responsibly-managed lumber sources). Whenever possible, they partner with sustainable, organic and Fair Trade vendors to do business.

Located in Hood River, Oregon, The Tofurky Company began in 1980 with intentions "to create delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable vegetarian food."[1] It was founded by Seth Tibbott,[2][3] who began by producing tempeh for friends and family[2] and with their help eventually expanded his company to what is now the second largest tempeh producer in the United States. The Company’s products are sold on all 7 continents. Today, family member Jaime Athos is CEO and president of the company, while founder Seth is now chair and head of international sales.

The famous Tofurky product was developed in 1995. In 2008, the company became a sponsor of The Humane Society, the first food processor to do so in the society's history.[5] In 2011, the company announced plans to build a new plant in Hood River at a cost of $10 million with a goal to achieve a LEED platinum certification on the building.[6][7] The new 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) plant opened in October 2012.[3] The Tofurky Company has no parent. [2][4] 
 
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