Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market Inc. will now feature animal welfare ratings on meat products in all of its stores. The rating system, created by the nonprofit Global Animal Partnership (GAP), is designed to let shoppers learn more about how animals are treated by a manufacturer.

Everyone likes to eat tasty food, and every human being needs to consume healthy fats. The influx of options in the healthy cooking oils category fills both needs amply. For their part, oil makers are eager to share their product knowledge with retailers, so that they in turn can give their customers the information needed for healthy cooking.

Five new kettle-cooked potato chips flavors are available from Natural Snacks, LLC. Flavors include Unsalted, Honey BBQ, Lightly Salted, Jalapeño and Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar. According to the company, the chips are great-tasting, low in sodium, all natural and offer 40% reduced fat.

Late July Organic Snacks offers non-GMO, multigrain snack chips in three flavors. The Sea Salt by the Seashore chips are lightly salted and allergen-free/gluten-free. The Mild Green Mojo chips have a green chile flavor with cheese and a hint of lime. The Dude Ranch chips have a sour cream flavor with a blend of herbs and spices.

PopCorners from Medora Snacks are triangular-shaped popcorn chips the company says are “the new shape of popcorn.” These chips are air popped, all natural, gluten-free and come in a variety of flavors that include butter, sea salt, kettle, white cheddar, and cheesy jalapeno. One serving contains only 130 calories.

Mom Made Foods’ newest selections include three Munchies: Turkey, Sausage, Tomato Sauce and Cheese in a Crust; Chicken, Beans, Rice and Cheese in a Crust; and Baked Apple Pie pockets. One meal flavor is new, too: Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs and Sauce Meal. Mom Made flash freezes foods to preserve nutrients, flavor, color and natural texture. This product also contains no trans-fats, no preservatives and no artificial colors.

Farmland Dairies now offers Skim Plus Fiber, which is fortified with probiotic fiber, and Skim Plus Omega-3 with CoQ10, which is fortified with Omega-3 fatty acids and CoQ10. Skim Plus Fiber delivers 2.5 grams of fiber per serving. And, just one serving of Skim Plus Omega-3 with CoQ10 contains 55 milligrams of EPA and DHA, along with milligrams of CoQ10.

The Manhattan Chili Co. now has eight varieties of chili available for retail: poultry (High Plains Turkey and Ginger Chicken), beef (Numero Uno, Chain Gang and Choral Society) and vegan (Red Lentil, Totally Vegetable and 4 Bean Butternut Squash). The line of chili is all natural, contains no preservatives and is minimally processed.

Gold Mine Natural Food Company makes available its Ohsawa Organic Gluten-Free Tamari in a 5-oz. bottle. The smaller variety is particularly beneficial for those wanting to use the product at the dinner table, and for those who stock epicurean gifts, create specialty baskets and cross-merchandise it with other foods.
SRP: $5.95 per 5-oz. bottle.