grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: November 2016

Daabon Group has achieved the first-ever Fair Trade USA certification of a palm oil product for Hain Celestial’s Spectrum Organic All-Vegetable Shortening which comes...

FDA Proposed Rule for Term “Healthy” on Foods

Silver Springs, MD—The U.S. Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule for the use of the term “healthy” on human food...

New Label for Mountain-Grown Products

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has created a Mountain Partnership Product label for products grown in remote mountainous regions, says a...
grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: October 2016

Inc. Magazine placed San Diego, CA-based Suja Juice Co. in the 13th spot on its 35th Annual Inc. 5000, which ranks the nation’s fastest...
GMO

USDA Allows “Negative Claims” for GMOs in Meat, Poultry and Eggs

Washington, DC—Following the signing of a new GMO labeling bill by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service...
cheese

USDA to Purchase $20 Million of Cheese Surplus

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase $20 million worth of cheese and donate it to food banks in an effort to...
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...

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