Grocery Briefs: July 2016

grocery briefs

A Greener World, based in Redmond, OR, launched a new non-genetically engineered label: Certified Non-GE by AGW. Developed in response to demand from retailers, farmers and consumers for a reliable non-GMO label claim on meat, eggs and dairy, AGW’s certification is the only North American certification audited in conjunction with AWA’s ISO 17065 International Accreditation. This accreditation is said to demonstrate excellence in auditing and certifying, making it the gold standard for supply chain verification. The cost is approximately $500 per year plus auditing expenses.

Beaverton Foods of Hillsboro, OR, took home a total of eight awards, including four gold medals at the 21st Annual Worldwide Mustard Competition. “It’s humbling to say we have won more than 150 medals at this annual competition,” said Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods in a press release. “We are especially pleased that our new Inglehoffer Ghost Pepper Mustard was selected for a Gold medal. Additionally, we’re grateful that culinary experts around the world like our products.”

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2016