While the German public is being confronted with new confusing information about the herbicide “glyphosate” lately, BESTMALZ® can undoubtedly renew its quality guarantee given last week when the first rumors of glyphosate in German beer appeared in the press. All of the barley, wheat and spelt grains used by BESTMALZ® as well as the water used in the malting process are free of glyphosate.
Consequently, malts from BESTMALZ® do not contain glyphosate which was proven in the most recent analyses of various malt types from the current crop. None of the randomly selected BESTMALZ® samples showed traces of glyphosate when analyzed by a reputed German food testing authority.
“The current glyphosate discussion may well keep the German media busy for a few more weeks,” says Dr. Axel Goehler, CEO of BESTMALZ® in Heidelberg/Germany. “Naturally, we will continue to analyze our raw materials and our malts by heart as a matter of professional routine. However, it is good to know that we can rightfully promise our customers that malts from BEST are ‘simply the best’.”