Green MustacheGreen Mustache Cold-Pressured Organic Fruit & Veggie Juice Smoothies are vegan and gluten-free, as well as high in antioxidants, omega-3s, and protein (9 g). Smoothies contain no added sugar, concentrates, preservatives or artificial ingredients. Containing two cups of kale and spinach in each smoothie, new flavors include O’Soy Good, Carrot Orange and Tropical Twist.

The CrisperyCrispycakes, made by The Crispery of Virginia, are handmade crispy marshmallow rice treats in a variety of certified gluten-free flavors. Flavors include Toasted Coconut, Plain & Sweet, Chocolate Chip and Drizzled Mini Marshmallow. Cakes are allergy-free,and soft—never hard or sticky, says the company.

Grocery Briefs

News from industry food companies.

People News

Aura Cacia of Norway, IA, announced that Fred Bacher joined the company as vice president of sales, essentials.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, partnered with Julie Russak, M.D., FAAD., a board-certified dermatologist in New York, NY, to be its new brand chief medical ambassador.

Mario Battaglia joined Global ID Group, Inc. of Fairfield, IA, as managing director, international.

NewsBriefs

Newark, NJ-based Nachurél Ingredients, LLC will be represented by Nucentric Nutrition, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, for U.S. sales of its Ayurvedic extracts and proprietary beadlets.

CannaVest Corp. of San Diego, CA, has been renamed CV Sciences.

Rich Vitamins LLC (maker ofalternaVites) of New York, NY, will now be distributed by Palko Services and KeHE Distributors.

glyphosate

Glyphosate, a controversial herbicide linked to cancer in some lab studies, is prevalent in the food supply. A research team from the Heinrich Böll Foundation recently found alarming amounts of this chemical in the urine samples of most Germans, with the highest levels in children, teens and meat eaters.

tofu nasoya

Fullerton, CA—On March 23, 2016, Pulmuone Foods Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire all commercial assets and operations of the soy foods company, Vitasoy USA Inc. Pulmuone—a brand committed to providing authentic wholesome and all-natural foods like Wildwood meat and dairy alternatives—will now have full ownership of brands such as AZUMAYA, SAN SUI and top-selling tofu brand, NASOYA.

consumer bulletin

You’re at the grocery store and remember you need cleaning products. You’re drawn to the earth-toned bottles. Must be environmentally friendly, right? But, two discrete, yet alarming statements on the bottle of stain remover catch your eye. “May be fatal or cause permanent damage” and “Will penetrate skin and attack underlying tissues and bone.” Are you sure you still want to use that?

vitamin connection

Once upon a time, in this vast land of ours, it was not known that people needed a vital compound in food that would later be called “vitamin E.” Then, scientists discovered this life-enabling compound, determined it was dietary essential for humans and learned everything that needed to be known about it. And, everyone lived happily and healthily ever after. Wait a minute. That’s a fairy tale. That’s not what has happened at all.