USDA Mandates Nutrition Labels on Meat and Poultry

Packaging for many ground or chopped meat and poultry products will now feature nutrition facts panels, according to a new rule established by the...

Kettle Brand Reaches 30 Years

Salem, OR—At the end of July 2012, natural and organic potato chip manufacturer Kettle Brand will have crunched its way to 30 years in...

Organic Check-off Exemptions Expanded

Washington, D.C.—More organic farmers and handlers will soon be exempt from paying for the marketing and research of conventional agricultural products, due to a...

Audit Points to Problems with National Organic Program

Washington, D.C.—Results from an internal audit of the National Organic Program (NOP) call into question its productivity and operations. Since a prior audit in...

Grocery Briefs: July 2012

Paramus, NJ-based Smart Balance, Inc. acquired ownership of Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC, Denver, CO for $125 million worth of shares. Udi’s, whose 2011 sales...

New Proposed Deadline for New Nutrition Facts Label

We recently reported that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was contemplating extending the deadline for updated the Nutrition Facts Label. Now, according to...

Funding Flows in for Organic Solutions to Citrus Greening

Washington, D.C.—The needed money has begun to arrive in the search for non-toxic, organic ways to defeat citrus greening, the disease that has threatened...

Pediatric Doctors Warn of Arsenic in Rice

Croatia—Rice-based foods, particularly rice drinks and cereals, may present a danger to infants and small children, said a group of doctors in a recent...

Market Updates: Frozen Food Stagnant, Gluten-Free Growing

Those in the frozen food sector probably wish that their sales were frozen as well. According to a new market report from Packaged Facts,...

Grocery Briefs: April 2011

Bob and Charlee Moore of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc., Milwaukie, OR, have given a $5 million gift to Oregon State University, establishing...

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