Living Harvest Foods is excited to introduce Tempt, a gluten and soy free non-diary frozen dessert made from hemp in four flavors (Coffee with Cream Swirls, Vanilla with Fudge Swirls, Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla with Blueberry Pom). Each bar is 100 calories per serving, with four servings in each container. The bars are also vegan, tree-nut free, Kosher, trans fat free, cholesterol free, low sodium and Non-GMO. The company says, “Do the hemp thing.”

 

Hodgson Mill introduced its new gluten-free seasoned coating mix that can be used on chicken, pork chops, beef, seafood, vegetables and in gravies. This product, according to the company, is a healthy alternative to wheat products and is a delicious way to get creative with meals.

 

Bob’s Red Mill introduces four new granolas that are sure to satisfy any granola lover. The four new flavors are apple blueberry, honey oat, cinnamon raisin and natural. They can be served hot or cold and contain whole grains and other nutrients essential to your health. The cinnamon raisin and honey oat have under seven grams of fat per serving, and the other two flavors contain only two grams of fat per serving. At under 200 calories, these granola products are a healthy way to spice up one’s diet.

Pamela’s Products has come out with four new snack bars that are nutritious as well as tasty. The new flavors are Oat Blueberry Lemon, Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut, Oat Cranberry Almond, and Oat Raisin Walnut Spice. Agave and coconut sugar sweetens these bars, which are rich in antioxidants and omega-3s as well as fiber. They are low in sodium, cholesterol, and are gluten-free, dairy-free and all natural.

Green Valley Organics is introducing its lactose free sour cream. It is a great option for those who are lactose intolerant. It is gluten-free, kosher, and certified humane raised and handled. It contains no GMOs. It is intended to be used by itself or with dips, salsas, or used in bread and cake batter.

PROBAR is announcing its newest product, which has been nicknamed the “sinfully healthy snack.” HALO bars help satisfy the sweet tooth while offering protein and important nutrients. HALO bars are organic, high in omega-3s and omega-6s, low in sugar, dairy-free and vegan. On top of that, they are only 150 calories each. Flavors include S’mores, Nutty Marshmallow, Rocky Road, and Honey Graham.

With a stated goal of confronting food and agriculture policy issues in the face of global uncertainty, an initiative called AGree was launched recently by a broad-based coalition of leading industry figures. Citing challenges like a rapidly increasing global population, limited arable land, pressure on fresh water quality and availability and environmental degradation, the initiative’s organizers say this is a pivotal time to be addressing policy issues.

Washington, D.C.—An interagency Working Group led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come out with voluntary guidelines that would limit advertising aimed at children for foods high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat. The proposals state that food advertising should promote healthy dietary choices in children, as well.

Little Rock, AR—The historic floods that moved through the Mississippi Delta region recently had wide-ranging, often devastating effects on agriculture, according to reports. These effects are probably related to the worsening of other economic conditions; damaged or postponed crop plantings have meant lost jobs on farms and a further uptick in food prices already trending high.