Let’s play a word association game. What comes to mind when you hear the term, “gluten free diet plan”? Perhaps, “celiac disease”?  Try, “dairy free.” Did you think of “lactose intolerant”? Now, what about “nut free”? Maybe you thought of “allergen.”

The Spice Hunter now offers salt-free organic grinders. The line is certified 100% organic and Kosher, free of artificial ingredients, and consists of black and white pepper, lemon pepper, Mediterranean herb, black peppercorns and spicy garlic. The cap comes with fine and coarse settings, and has a tamper-evident seal.

House Foods America launched Vacuum Packed Organic Tofu. This unflavored tofu is high in protein with 14 g per 3-oz serving. The texture is suitable for meat substitutions and grilling, and contains no water to drain.
SRP: $1.99–2.49 per 8-oz package.

New from New England Natural Bakers is the Organic Select line, containing three new granola products that are certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. The product line features three new SKU’s: organic unsweetened cinnamon raisin muesli, organic gluten-free unsweetened berry coconut granola and organic cranberry almond granola clusters.

Snikiddy’s most popular snacks—All-Natural Cheese Puffs, All-Natural Baked Fries, and Eat Your Vegetables—made a transition. The snacks are now made with non-GMO ingredients including potatoes, corn, navy beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, rice, oils and primary seasonings.

News from industry food companies.

Every retailer is dying to know, “What are the next big market segments I can tap into so as to best serve my clients and increase my store sales?”

Well, here at WholeFoods Magazine, we believe we have found one for you: the natural gourmet market.

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Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) board of directors recently announced that it has endorsed the Genetically Engineered Food Right-To-Know Act, which mandates that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require the labeling of genetically modified ingredients to be labeled on foods. NPA is the first natural products industry trade association to back the legislation.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially set a final standardization for labeling foods as “gluten-free.” Previously, there had been no guidelines concerning what amounts of gluten in a product qualified it as “gluten-free” and thus safe for the 25 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease or gluten-intolerance.