Lanes Lecigran – Why the change?
Some of our customers have noted a change in this product recently, so we thought we’d get to the bottom of what’s been going on with Lane’s Lecigran
Lanes Health has recently taken steps to ensure that its Lecigran comes from non-GM soya. Previously they had to rely on tests to ensure that Lecigran tested negative for GM material but due to labeling legislation they still had to declare that it was made from GM Soya even though it was tested to ensure it contained 0% GM material.
They have now managed to locate a source of Lecithin that is supplied with the full paper trail, this means that they no longer need to label it as from a GM source. This documentation follows the soya through each step of the process, from the fields where it is grown, up until the point that it is packed, and ensures that Lanes Lecigran is derived from non-GM Soya.
Sources of Identity Preserved (IP) lecithins are limited and Lanes have had to change to a new supplier for the product. Regular users will be aware that taste and colour have always varied slightly from batch to batch and such changes did not affect the quality of the product in any way. The variations that occur with the new IP’d product are more pronounced although again do not in any way affect the quality of the product.
This IP’d lecithin is a darker granule with a slightly stickier texture, the odour of the granule may also appear slightly stronger when the tin is first opened. Regular users may also spot minor differences in the nutritional information provided on the pack. These changes reflect the different growing conditions and processing methods that are used and will not affect the quality of the product in any way. Remember it continues to be important to store lecithin in a cool dry place (not a refrigerator) and if you prefer not to eat it directly from the spoon Lanes suggest mixing the granules with food.
Due to comments received due to the change in taste and smell Lanes have carried out many food safety tests on their recent batches, including solvent residue tests, rancidity tests and microbiological analysis on a number of samples that have been returned to them by concerned customers, all test results were satisfactory.