New from Choice Organic Teas are five additions to the company’s Fair Trade Certified organic tea line. These new flavors — Oothu garden green, Wild Forest Black, Decaffeinated English Breakfast, Rooibos Superfruit and Yerba Mate Mint—feature the Jane Goodall “Good for All” brand name on their packaging to emphasize the company’s environmentally conscious philosophy.

 

Lifeway’s ProBugs is an Organic Whole Milk Kefir for kids packaged in a spill-proof, squishy pouch. Packed with vitamin D, calcium, fiber and protein, Whole Milk Kefir is a yogurt-like smoothie that is gluten free, 99% lactose free and features 10 active probiotic cultures. The product comes in four flavors and is fortified with inulin for optimum calcium absorption.

Rain Flower Pure Raw Organic Honey and Killer Bee Pure Raw Organic Honey are two recent additions to the Once Again Nut Butter/ Dawes Hill product line. Both of these honeys are harvested from areas in the Amazon according to sustainable bee keeping and honey harvesting practices. All products and ingredients are organic, gluten-free, kosher and fair trade certified.

Kettle Foods has just made available Kettle Brand Tias! tortilla chips. Flavors include Zesty Ranch, Nacho Cheddar, Toasted Corn and Salsa Picante. Chips are made from all-natural herbs and spices, contain non-GMO ingredients, no preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors or MSG. SRP: $3.69 for eight-ounce bag.

Nature’s Plus is releasing Power Teen Bars into its Power Teen line of energy supplement s for young people. Chocolate Berry Flavor bars are designed to give teens all day energy in a convenient snack bar that’s high in protein and vitamins for nutrient-dense energy. Says the company, it’s “Natural Fuel for the Energy Generation!”

An expanded lineup of pork products is being introduced by Farmland for its Premium Farms line of All Natural Fresh Pork. Premium Farms contains no added hormones or artificial ingredients. The new products include: Boneless Top Round Roast, Boneless Loin, Frenched Rack of Pork, Boneless Sliced Loin, Tenderloin and Picnic Short Shank.

Unless you’re Kreskin (or you don’t mind looking foolish), don’t go on record confidently predicting the outcome of a court case before the decision is handed down. Same thing goes for horseracing, Super Bowl match-ups or roulette. And based on recent events, Institute of Medicine decisions should be added to the list.

Rockville, MD—Manufacturers of tainted products masquerading as legitimate dietary supplements had better change their ways—or else. Such was the message in a strongly worded letter to supplement makers from Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated December 15.

Rockville, MD—Manufacturers of tainted products masquerading as legitimate dietary supplements had better change their ways—or else. Such was the message in a strongly worded letter to supplement makers from Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dated December 15.