Grocery Briefs: January 2011

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Eden Foods, Clinton, MI, had its Organic 100% Whole Grain Udon Pasta recognized in Women’s Health magazine as one of the “125 Best Packaged Foods for Women,” an annual feature in the magazine’s November 2010 issue. The product was the top choice in the “Pasta & Rice” category.

All Honest Tea, Bethesda, MD, bottled tea products will now be Fair Trade Certified, announced the company. By the end of first quarter 2011, all 28 varieties of tea will carry the certification, expanding its already industry-first offerings of Fair Trade bottled teas.

Tree of Life, a KeHE company, Romeoville, IL, has unveiled new award-winning packaging for its proprietary labeled food brand. The new designs were recognized in the American Graphic Design Awards, the annual December issue of Graphic Design USA.

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) holds its third annual Growing Green Awards, which distribute $15,000 among winners in several categories. The awards recognize food producers, entrepreneurs and young people for their leadership in the field of sustainable food and agriculture. Nominations for the award are accepted until December 10, here: http://nrdc.org/growinggreen

In celebration of its 50th anniversary in business, R.W. Knudsen Family, Chico, CA will hold consumer promotions throughout 2011. The all-natural beverage maker will, among other promotions, sponsor a vacation to Napa Valley and produce a limited run of commemorative Sparkling Concord Grape Juice.

The non-profit group Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announced that EcoFriendly Foods, Moneta, VA, is now a distributor of Certified Humane Raised and Handled beef, pork and goat. “The company and its staff are dedicated to optimal animal welfare practices.  Owners Bev and Janelle Eggleston are true heroes in what they have done for small farmers in Virginia,” said Adele Douglass, executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, January 2011 (published ahead of print on 11/19/2010)