Riley’s Organics has a full line of USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO dogs treats.  They are made with the finest human grade ingredients with no preservatives, dyes, corn, wheat or soy! They come in four delicious flavors: Peanut Butter & Molasses, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Pumpkin Coconut.

calorie count

According to USA Today, the Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Act passed the House by a vote of 266-144 in February. This act essentially guts a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would require pizzeria chains, delis and convenience stores to list the calorie content of meals on their menus or prominently displayed menu boards. Instead, grocers and takeout restaurants can merely choose to post calorie content on their website.


The Associated Press has reported that the Senate Agricultural Committee has voted 16-4 to approve legislation that would prevent mandatory labeling of food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This puts Vermont’s mandatory labeling law, which goes into effect in July, in the crossfire.

pet food

As consumers educate themselves about potential contaminants and toxic ingredients in products, they are not only choosing a healthier lifestyle for themselves, but also for their families, which include their beloved pets. To ensure their four-legged family members are living longer, healthier and happy lives, pet parents are taking the plunge into humanization mode; purchasing for their pets what they would purchase for themselves. This, of course, means that pet dollars can still be captured by natural retailers—as long as products offerings are safe, healthy and suit the dietary and hygienic needs of the new-age pet.

GoodBellyNext Foods launched GoodBelly Protein Shakes with 15 g of plant-based protein and 40 billion live and active probiotic cultures. Its Lactobacillus plantarum 299v can withstand the stomach’s acidic environment. Flavors are: Tropical Coconut, Green Power and Triple Berry.

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Core NutritionCore Nutrition has USDA-certified organic fruit-infused bottled water. Flavors of Core Organic are Peach Mango, Watermelon Lemonade, Coconut Colada, Pomegranate Blue Açaí, Orange Clementine and Orchard Pear. Each serving contains five calories.

American FlatbreadAmerican Flatbread Pizza has expanded its handmade wood-fired premium frozen pizza with three new flavors. Gluten-Free Cheese Trio & Tomato Sauce and Gluten-Free Pesto & Cheese are American Flatbread’s first gluten-free options. Also new, Fresh Basil Pesto & Feta is topped with pesto made with basil, pine nuts, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh minced garlic and feta.

SambozonSambazon has a new fair trade and organic energy drink called Jungle Love. The drink offers 120 mg of caffeine sourced from organic caffeine from Guayakí yerba mate, guarana and green tea. One serving has 120 calories, and is offered in the Original Açaí Flavor.