San Francisco, CA—2013 food trends just don’t drop out from thin air; they burst triumphant from the Fancy Food show.

Washington, D.C.—A pair of proposed rules has been introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both of which are aimed at the prevention of foodborne illness. One requires a formal plan from foreign and domestic food facilities for protecting their products from foodborne illnesses. The other involves enforceable, science- and risk-based standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables.

Last month, WholeFoods reported on what the American Medical Association had to say about the safety of energy drinks; since then, there has been yet another update in the energy drink world.

Los Angeles, CA—An appeal from POM Wonderful, LLC, the creators of 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx supplements, to allow certain claims on their products has failed.

Rockville, MD—A genetically modified salmon would have “would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the United States.” So said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its May 2012 Draft Environmental Assessment for AquAdvantage Salmon, as it opened a comment period on the document in December.

Washington, D.C.—A coalition called “GMO Inside” is calling on Kellogg’s and General Mills to label genetically engineered (GE) ingredients or eliminate them in their products.

Try to convince your customers that healthful food that also manages to satisfy is more than myth. It might be a difficult task.

Beaverton Foods now offers Pacific Farms Authentic Wasabi. The one-oz refrigerated single-serve cup joins the previously launched 3.5-oz jar. The product contains 100% authentic wasabi without horseradish.
SRP: $1.49.

Forti-Flax by Barlean’s Organic Oils now comes in new 14-oz and 28-oz re-sealable pouches, joining the 16-oz canister. Forti-Flax organic flaxseed is unrefined and cold-milled and packaged within minutes, sealing in the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber, trace vitamins and minerals and amino acids. It is made from non-GMO, North American flaxseed.