WixonWixon, Inc. has created a line of five dressing flavors that pair well with salads or vegetables. Flavors include Asiago Caesar, Mediterranean Medley, Pink Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Sweet & Sour Thai Chili and Tortilla Lime Vinaigrette.
1390 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235, www.wixon.com

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009


Recently, we protected the status of a qualified health claim for selenium, but in the process discovered that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confused about both the basic biochemistry of selenium and the legal requirements for a qualified health claim (1). I will discuss the errors in basic biochemistry that the FDA made and constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord will chat with us about the legal mistakes the FDA committed.

Jay Jacobowitz

In its most recent quarterly conference call, Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Markets announced its new sweet-spot for store size is 35,000 to 45,000 square feet. This is down from 45,000 to 55,000 square feet it gave last year as its target range, which itself was down from the 55,000+ square foot range it had been aiming for mid-decade when the economy was rocking and rolling. Founder and chief executive officer, John Mackey, noted that this past year has been a “teachable moment” for the retailer, which it has used to become more efficient in all operating areas including labor, inventory and building stores. As a result, Whole Foods is increasing profits even though same-store sales are down.

derma ederma e Natural Bodycare redesigned its Hand & Body Moisture Therapy lotions, which deliver essential vitamins, antioxidants and botanicals to help leave skin rehydrated, nourished and glowing. Now with new names and packaging, these formulas have a greater shelf presence. The soft, creamy lotions absorb effectively, deliver nutrients and leave skin moisturized.

Good for You GirlsGood For You Girls expanded its tween skincare line with a Gel Cleanser (SRP $13.99) enriched with chamomile, green tea and vitamin E; Blemish Wash (SRP: $14.99) with jojoba beads, fruit enzymes and meadowsweet extract; Purifying Toner (SRP: $13.99) with hazel, organic aloe vera gel and meadowsweet extract;  Moisturizer (SRP $18.99) with aloe vera, green tea and chamomile; and Skincare Kit (SRP: $24.99) with a gel clea

US FarmsUS Farms, Inc. has introduced the US Farms Aloe Vera Gel to complement its recently launched US Farms Original Aloe Vera Juice. The new US Farms Aloe Vera Gel is sold in 8-oz. tubes and is intended for sunburns, hair gel, shaving gel, burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, itches and more.
SRP: $9.95

Prince of PeaceTiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub (TBNSR) is new from Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc. This product is intended to relieve tightness and pain in the neck and shoulder areas caused by computer usage. TBNSR is based on Tiger Balm’s pain-relieving formula, and lavender has been added for an aromatherapy effect of relaxation.

Skin Care for AthletesTri-Body Freshening Spray from Skin Care For Athletes is an after-shower body spray designed to nourish the skin with aloe vera gel blended with organic shea nut. The spray offers protection against harmful UV rays and softens rough spots such as the elbows, knees and feet. The company also offers Muscle Rescue Blend spray and an unscented freshening spray.
SRP: $18.00 per 4-oz. bottle.

WillowPads introduces a line of reusable feminine pads made from organic cotton flannel. The pads are gentle on the environment and skin because they do not contain any plastic. Available in natural and black;
WillowPads natural are undyed and unbleached and WillowPads black contains low-impact dye.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009