LONGMONT – The J.M. Smucker Co. will remove high-fructose corn syrup from its Uncrustables sandwich line, replacing it with sugar.
The reformulated Uncrustables frozen penanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches also have been certified non-GMO and NSF Non-GMO True North by NSF International. NSF International provides third-party certification for non-GMO products.
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“While the immense popularity of Smucker’s Uncrustables has led to record sales, we continually review our products and ingredients to make sure they meet the evolving preferences of our consumers,” MariBeth Burns, vice president corporate communications at The J.M. Smucker Co., said in a prepared statement.
The company is building a $340 million plant in Longmont to manufacture the sandwiches, bringing up to 500 jobs to the city. The new facility will help meet growing demand for Smucker’s Uncrustables, which has grown from approximately $10 million in annual sales in 2000 to a $200 million business today.
The new Longmont facility on Colorado Highway 119 in Weld County will complement the company’s Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches manufacturing facility in Scottsville, Kentucky, which will continue to produce up to 2 million sandwiches per day.