The Hain CelFrozen Dessertsestial Group has made available a new non-dairy frozen dessert, Rice Dream Bites. These bite-size nuggets are vanilla Rice Dream on the inside and rich chocolate on the outside. This decadent confection also is all natural, lactose free, gluten free, cholesterol free and contain no trans fat or refined sugars. 

4600 Sleepytime Dr., Boulder, CO 80301, www.hain-celestial.com

Eden Foods, Inc. delivers its Organic Concord Grape Juice. The juice’s grapes were grown on a family-owned vineyard, on the shore of Keuka Finger Lake (New York). The beverage contains no enzymes, chemical additives or water. Grapes are pressed, lightly filtered and bottled in a 32-oz./946-ml. container.
701 Tecumseh Rd., Clinton, Michigan 49236, www.edenfoods.com

Baked Chicken NuggetsBlue Ribbon caters to children’s delicate palates, with Naked Nuggets grilled chicken nuggets. Little ones can now enjoy great-tasting nuggets made with only boneless skinless white meat chicken, potato starch, sea salt, spices and garlic powder. Nuggets are also is gluten and allergen free.
119 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012, www.blueribbonrestaurants.com

Hot CerealEco-Heaven LLC brings to market gluten-free hot cereal in original, apples & cinnamon and maple & brown sugar single-serve pouches. The cereal contains seven whole grains and has a better nutritional profile than oatmeal, says the company. The product also is USDA certified organic.
P.O. Box 803338, Chicago, IL 60680, www.ecohavenllc.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the long-awaited details of the final rule regarding access to pasture for organic livestock. This rule amends the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to clarify the use of pasture in raising organic ruminants. The final rule provides consumers with certainty that organic livestock production is a pasture-based system in which animals are actively grazing pasture during the grazing season.

Portland, OR — Bob Moore, co-founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods celebrated his 81st birthday by announcing on February 15 that the company is now employee owned.

Yonkers, NY — A study conducted by Consumer Reports shows that packaged salad greens may have bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination.

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Vegan Food

Once, the worst words for a dinner host or waiter were those uttered, “I’m a vegetarian,” only to be outdone by the impending sense of culinary doom surrounding the words, “I’m a vegan.”