CIFI Achieves Non-GMO Certification for Sweet Potato Ingredients

Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients’ entire sweet potato ingredient portfolio is now Non-GMO Project Verified

Carolina Sweet is CIFI’s sweet potato-based sweetener, which can replace ingredients like high fructose corn syrup. All of CIFI’s sweet potato-based ingredients have obtained Non-GMO Project Verified status. (Photo: Business Wire)

NASHVILLE, N.C.--()--Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI) is proud to announce that its entire portfolio of sweet potato-based dehydrated, liquid, and syrup ingredients has obtained Non-GMO Project Verified status.

“This certification is a testament to our commitment to fulfilling our customers’ evolving needs,” said Paul Verderber, CIFI’s Vice President of Sales. “No matter our customers’ requirements—be they Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Organic, or anything similar—we are determined to put in the work to ensure that our customers are getting what they’re seeking.”

All of CIFI’s ingredients are sourced from 100% USA-grown sweet potatoes and produced in an SQF Level 2 Certified Facility in North Carolina.

CIFI’s portfolio consists of the following innovative ingredients:

  • Carolina Sweet: CIFI’s 75 Brix, non-GMO, vegan sweetener can serve as a clean label replacement for other sweeteners, including agave syrup, honey, brown rice syrup, and high fructose corn syrup.
  • Carolina Original: CIFI’s cloudy sweet potato juice concentrate, which delivers functional benefits including flavor, color, and a boost of nutrients to food and beverage products.
  • Carolina Clear: CIFI’s clarified sweet potato juice concentrate, which adds natural sweetness to juice blends and other high-quality products.
  • Carolina Pressed: CIFI’s not-from-concentrate juice provides the superior nutritional and taste profile of the sweet potato for use in premium juice blends and other high-quality products.
  • Carolina Purple: CIFI’s purple sweet potato ingredients come in juice and dehydrated formats, providing a gluten-free, non-GMO color for drinks, baked goods, and more.
  • Carolina Craft: CIFI’s dehydrated sweet potato ingredients, which include granules and fine and mid-grain flours, offer a gluten-free ingredient for premium baked goods and snack products.

In addition to being non-GMO, all of CIFI’s sweet potato ingredients are USA-made, vegan, non-allergenic, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. They are also available certified organic, if desired. To request a sample of any of CIFI’s ingredients, visit its website.

About Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients

Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI) creates healthy sweet potato juice and dehydrated ingredients, fully sourced and processed in North Carolina—America’s sweet potato country. CIFI was founded to support farmers and build a safer, healthier, and more sustainable food supply.

About the Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.


Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients
Paul Verderber, 252-462-1574


Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients
Paul Verderber, 252-462-1574