Today’s natural consumers are savvy about labels. As the implications of understanding label claims and seeking out reputable certifications and stamps increases, shoppers are taking a closer look at their products before they buy.

El Burrito Food Products has rolled out SoyRizo, meatless soy chorizo. This vegetarian alternative to sausage is full of spices and flavor. Made from 100% non-GMO soy beans, SoyRizo contains vitamin B, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and omega-3 acids.

GloryBeeFoods Inc. redesigned its labels for the GloryBee Honey 13-variety line. The new and colorful labels make it easier for consumers to choose their favorite honey variety. The new labels also are manufactured without gold foil, which allows for use in the microwave.

New from Marlow Foods Ltd., the makers of Quorn Turk'y Burger and other products, comes Classic- and Cheese Burgers. Available in four-count, 8.4-oz packs, these burgers are soy- and meat free, and offer 50% less fat than traditional beef hamburgers, without lacking in taste, says the company. SRP: $5.99

Coleman Natural Foods, Inc. now offers chicken meatballs in Sun Dried Tomato Basil & Provolone; Italian Style with Parmesan; Spina ch, Fontina Cheese & Roasted Garlic; and Pesto Parmesan. They are a great source of protein and are only 130 calories per serving. SRP: $5.99 for 12-ounce package.

Licorice Twists is the newest product to debut from Newman’s Own Organics. This licorice is the first of its kind to contain organic ingredients , says the company. Flavors include Strawberry, Black, Tangerine and Pomegranate. The candy also is sodium and cholesterol free, low in fat and contains zero trans-fat.

From La Tortilla Factory comes new Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas, designed to taste like corn, but retain the flexibility and softness of a flour tortilla. The tortillas are avai lable in Whi te Corn, yellow Corn and Chipotle Flavors, and at 90 calories per tortilla contain no trans-fats. These “smarter” tortillas will not crack easily when folded or rolled. SRP: $2.49

Reports indicate that food retail prices in nearly every category are in for higher-than-average inflation in 2011. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that for all food, prices are expected to rise 2–3%, nearly double the 2010 increase. Meat prices are predicted to approach a 3.5% hike, and dairy a 5.5% jump.

Boulder, CO—The practice of grass-based, environmentally friendly organic dairy farming is better for cows’ health, and leads to better quality milk, too, according to a recent report. The research, conducted by The Organic Center and published under the title, “A Dairy Farm’s Footprint,” presents the conclusions that organic dairy farms support healthier, less stressed, more frequently lactating and longer-living cows. Organic dairies also have a smaller carbon footprint than high-production, conventional dairies (with manure methane emissions reduced by 60% to 80%) and produce milk with a superior nutritional profile.