Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market is teaming up with Chef Ann Cooper to raise money for establishing salad bars in school cafeterias across the country.

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coffee

At the fifth annual coffee-tasting event hosted in New York, NY by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a market study was released showing that organic coffee sales have taken off in recent years—big time, and in spite of the trend for coffee in general.

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egg recall

Galt, IA—The month of August saw yet another food recall, this time due to a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak in eggs.

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grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

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Chicago, IL—An online community for food enthusiasts, The Food Channel, has announced several new food trends. CultureWaves, Mintel International and the International Food Futurists all collaborated with the group to pinpoint what is hot in the grocery aisle.

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New York, NY—A new report published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has a scary finding: some foods that contain common allergens are not labeled as such.

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grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

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private labeling

Rockville, MD—According to the Private Label Food and Beverage in the U.S. report by market research publisher Packaged Facts, private-label food and beverage sales totaled $87 billion in 2009, to account for 17% of total food and beverage retail sales in the united States. Dollar sales rose 6% over the 2008 level of $82 billion, driven primarily by a 7% increase in the food market.

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Bob's Red Mill

Bob Moore, founder and president of Bob’s Red Mill presented naturopathic medical students with $15,000 in scholarships, for expressing their take on a particular grain of their choosing on youTube. Students from seven accredited naturopathic programs in the united States and Canada were called to submit videos featuring the health benefits of grains on the popular site.

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Gulf Fishing

In light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some consumers are concerned about the safety of seafood from the region.

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