Grocery Briefs: December 2014

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The logo of organic food certifying agency Organic Certifiers (OC) has been added to the product packaging of Bragg Live Food Products, Ventura, CA. Bragg has partnered with OC on its certification since 2004.

San Antonio-TX based NatureSweet Tomatoes partnered with Susan G. Komen to fundraise in support of breast cancer research. The company featured limited edition PINK packaging nationwide throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, and donated $100,000 to the cause.

Organic Valley, La Farge, WI, announced its products received multiple awards in 2014, including two first place finishes at the World Dairy Expo for its flavored Organic Valley Organic Fuel products. The company also won a slew of gold medals at the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

Probiotic drink brand GoodBelly, owned by NextFoods, Boulder, CO, is promoting Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics—Special Edition, a documentary film about probiotics narrated by Leonard Nimoy, on the packaging of its fruit and vegetable juice drinks.

Each view of the “save the bees” YouTube video produced by Crofter’s Organic, Parry Sound, ON, Canada, will see the company donate $1 to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the local Muskoka-Parry Sound Beekeepers Association, up to $10,000. “The funds will help the Xerces Society continue their critical pollinator conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada,” says the company.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2014