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...
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...
grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: July 2016

A Greener World, based in Redmond, OR, launched a new non-genetically engineered label: Certified Non-GE by AGW. Developed in response to demand from retailers,...
Once Again Nut Butter

Once Again Nut Butter Opens New Manufacturing Plant

Nunda, NY— Once Again Nut Butter, based here, has opened a new state-of-the-art 37,000-ft² manufacturing plant, a $13-million expansion project. The project will add 15 new jobs...

First Program Certifying Products in Transition to Organic

San Diego, CA—QAI, Inc., an NSF International company based here, has launched a new certification program called Certified Transitional, which recognizes and identifies, with...

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