Blue Diamond Growers launched Artisan Nut Thins, wheat- and gluten-free snacks made with almonds, brown rice and seeds. The crackers offer many benefits, including high amounts of fiber and protein with no cholesterol or trans-fats.

A new line of all-natural, gluten-free hot sauces is now available from Bumblefoot. The line— developed by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, guitarist of Guns N’ Roses—includes six different flavors and intensities from mild to “mouth scorching.” Proceeds from the BumbleBabe hot sauce will be donated to women’s health organizations.

GO Veggie! (formerly Galaxy Nutritional Foods) introduces GO Veggie! Dairy Free Cream Cheese. It is cultured similarly to real cream cheese, and has a creamy texture, with no aftertaste. It’s available in Classic Plain and Chive & Garlic. Made from a base of coconut and sunflower oils and soy protein, this product is vegan, gluten free, dairy free (casein free), non-GMO and kosher.

Numi Organic Tea now offers a line of savory teas. Inspired by recipes from around the world, new flavors include Tomato-Mint, Carrot Curry, Fennel Spice, Spinach Chive, Beet Cabbage and Broccoli Cilantro. With five calories or less in each tea, they are certified organic and verified non-GMO. SRP: $7.99 per box.

Gator Ron’s Zesty Sauces and Mixes has new labeling indicating that the line is gluten free, dairy free, GMO free and kosher. The sauces and mixes are made with all-natural ingredients and are fat free and vegetarian friendly. Products include Gator Ron’s Angel Wing Sauce, Gator Ron’s Heavenly Barbecue Sauce and Gator Ron’s Divine Bloody Mary Mix.

Nature’s Path Organic Foods introduced qi’a, a mix of chia, hemp and buckwheat that comes in three flavors: apple cinnamon, cranberry vanilla and original. For a traditional bowl of cereal, add milk or milk substitute. Or, add qi’a to yogurt or salads. Nature’s Path Organic Foods says qi’a transforms into a substantial and healthy meal with sustained energy. qi’a is a good source of fiber, contains omega-3s and is GMO free.

San Francisco, CA—2013 food trends just don’t drop out from thin air; they burst triumphant from the Fancy Food show.

Washington, D.C.—A pair of proposed rules has been introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both of which are aimed at the prevention of foodborne illness. One requires a formal plan from foreign and domestic food facilities for protecting their products from foodborne illnesses. The other involves enforceable, science- and risk-based standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables.

Last month, WholeFoods reported on what the American Medical Association had to say about the safety of energy drinks; since then, there has been yet another update in the energy drink world.