Eden Foods Inc.
Eden Foods, Inc., (also known as Eden Organic), is the oldest independent organic food producer in the United States, and the largest supplier of organic dry grocery items. It is best known for its Edensoy line of organic soy milk, and its line of organic Japanese foods and condiments.
Eden was founded in 1969 as a co-op grocery store in Ann Arbor, Michigan to continue the operations of a defunct macrobiotic food buying club. Originally incorporated as a nonprofit, it became a for-profit company in 1970. In 1972, the company began importing Japanese foods such as miso and soy sauce for both the retail and commercial markets. Many of Eden's Japanese foods are still sourced in Japan.
Most of Eden Food's products are organic, most are certified kosher, and all of Eden Foods' products are also vegan, except for their katsuo (Japanese fish flakes). Many of Eden's prepared foods are also gluten-free, and have therefore been recommended for those on a gluten-free or gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet
In 1997, an independent test by the New York Times looking for traces of GMOs in 11 soy and corn-based products found Eden's milk to be the only product that tested clean, a finding that Eden Foods attributed to their extensive certification and testing program.
In 2001, Eden shoyu soy sauce was rated highest for flavor by Cook's Illustrated in a comparison of 12 brands. In 2007, Eden's tamari was rated best out of seven brands tested in a comparison conducted by the San Francisco Chronicle for its "Taster's Choice" column.
Extra virgin olive oil
Eden uses BPA-free enamel-lined cans for most of its products (the only exception being tomato-based foods), and was subsequently recommended by the Center for Science in the Public Interest as a safer option for canned food.
Infant formula charges
In 1988 CEO Michael Potter was charged and later served jail time for misrepresenting Edensoy soy milk as an infant formula. The suit was brought after a Canadian infant developed a rare eye and bone disorder as a result of vitamin deficiency from being fed the product.
In March 2013, Eden Foods filed suit against the Obama administration for exemption from the mandate to cover contraception for its employees under the Affordable Care Act. Eden Foods lost their suit in both the District Court and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. 
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