From La Vita Health Foods are La Vita All Natural Crunchy Cookies. The cookies are gluten free, sugar free, have zero trans fats, are vegan, probiotic and have no cholesterol. These diabetic-friendly cookies are available in almond, raspberry lemon, chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate chip, strawberry, poppy seed and Cajun.

grocery briefs

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

grocery briefs

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Fill in the blank: Tens of thousands of kids can benefit from ____________. Did you say vitamins? Exercise? Nutritious meals, perhaps? Well, if you were on the panel of doctors who published a piece in Pediatrics last month, your answer would have been “drugs.” Surprised? Sadly, I’m not.

dermatitis and probiotics

Lviv, Ukraine—Data from a recent clinical trial show some promise for the use of probiotics to help those with atopic dermatitis (AD), an inflammatory skin disease.

On Monday, June 21, the Supreme Court overturned a controversial ban on genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seeds created by United States biotech giant Monsanto. According to George Kimbrell, senior staff attorney for the Center for Food Safety and lead council for the case (Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms), the decision leads to some important implications in future GMO cases.

tofu

San Diego, CA—As an example of Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s efforts to make “swift, aggressive and effective enforcement” of its regulations, Lifesoy, Inc., a manufacturer of ready-to-eat soy products was cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for preparing, packaging and holding articles of food in unsanitary conditions.

children in garden

New York, NY—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and cooking show star Rachael Ray introduced a series of programs to promote healthy eating among the city’s youth.

Berkeley, CA—Clif Bar & Company sold its family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Through the ESOP, employees own 20% of the company; owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford retain the remaining 80%.