grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: September 2016

French dairy company Danone, marketed in the United States as the Dannon Company, acquired Denver, CO-based WhiteWave Foods Co. for $10.4 billion, making this...
Monsanto, Bayer AG

Monsanto Says “No” to Bayer Takeover

St. Louis, MO—Monsanto has turned down a takeover bid from Bayer AG valued at more than $65 billion. Bayer reportedly tried to sweeten the deal...
Dean’s Natural Food Market, Dean Nelson

NJ Natural Grocer Expands Again

Chester, NJ—Dean’s Natural Food Market has opened a new location in Chester, NJ. Said to be NJ’s largest organic grocer, the chain now has...
grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: August 2016

Once Again Nut Butter, based in Nunda, NY, has opened a new state-of-the-art 37,000-ft² manufacturing plant. The $13-million expansion project will add 15 new...
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service, FSIS, food safety data

FSIS Will Begin Posting Location-Specific Food Safety Data Online

Washington, D.C.— To help promote transparency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it will begin sharing with...
brown rice protein

Industry First: Rice Protein Achieves FDA GRAS Status

Los Angeles, CA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter of non-objection to Axiom Foods regarding the GRAS status of its Oryzatein...
Calorie Labeling, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, “traffic-light” calorie labeling, final guidance on its menu labeling

Calorie Labeling Reduces Calorie Consumption by 10%

New research published in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing suggests consumers may switch to a lower-calorie option when color-coded or numeric calories...
Fairway Market, Bankruptcy, Plan of Reorganization

Fairway Market Emerges from Bankruptcy With Reorganization Plan

New York, NY—On June 8, Fairway Group Holdings Corp, the parent company of Fairway Market, unanimously won the court's approval for a Plan of Reorganization. The...
Whole Foods Market

FDA Warning Letter States Whole Foods Market Failed to Address Food Safety Problems

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Market for not sufficiently addressing the long...
General Mills

General Mills Partners with Organic Valley

Minneapolis, MN—General Mills announced last week that it entered into a strategic sourcing partnership with Organic Valley, the largest U.S. organic cooperative. This partnership...