STATEMENT FROM RAHR MALTING CO.®
Concerns over glyphosate levels in some beer brands have been in the media recently. Rahr Malting Company® would like to take this opportunity to address any questions you may have about glyphosate in Rahr and Gambrinus products.
Rahr Malting Co.®specifically states in all of our malting barley contracts for Rahr and Gambrinus that the use of glyphosate is not allowed due to its potentially detrimental effects on germination and malt quality.
This applies to both our US and Canadian farmers. We share this information with our farmers every year at contract time, as well as conduct educational meetings with them throughout the year. We conduct regular routine screenings of our malting barley to assure compliance.
The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) and the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) of Canada have issued strong statements condemning the use of malting barley treated with glyphosate or other herbicides (read the statements here and here).
As a longstanding member of both AMBA and BMBRI, Rahr Malting Co.® supports and abides by these guidelines prohibiting the use of glyphosate on barley to be malted.
We hope this information is helpful, and we appreciate your business. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
WEYERMANN® SPECIALTY MALTS CURRENT STATEMENT ON THE PUBLISHED FINDINGS ON GLYPHOSATE IN BEER
Food safety has the highest priority at Weyermann®. Therefore, all raw materials are subject to a rigorous screening program. This was determined in an agreement between the German Maltsters‘ Association (DMB) and the German Brewers‘ Association. Since 2014, Weyermann® has voluntarily carried out systematic analyses for glyphosate in organic grains (three times per year) and in conventionally grown malting barley (once per year). No exceedances have been measured whatsoever, over this period of time To read our full statement on the published findings on glyphosate in beer, click the link the below.