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...

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...

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...
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...
The Kroger Co., Sustainability Goals for 2020, Rodney McMullen

Kroger Announces Sustainability Goals for 2020

Cincinnati, OH—On July 7, The Kroger Co., released its Sustainability Goals, which outlined new and ongoing commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship...
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...