Los Angeles, CA—An appeal from POM Wonderful, LLC, the creators of 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx supplements, to allow certain claims on their products has failed.

Rockville, MD—A genetically modified salmon would have “would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the United States.” So said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its May 2012 Draft Environmental Assessment for AquAdvantage Salmon, as it opened a comment period on the document in December.

Washington, D.C.—A coalition called “GMO Inside” is calling on Kellogg’s and General Mills to label genetically engineered (GE) ingredients or eliminate them in their products.

Try to convince your customers that healthful food that also manages to satisfy is more than myth. It might be a difficult task.

Beaverton Foods now offers Pacific Farms Authentic Wasabi. The one-oz refrigerated single-serve cup joins the previously launched 3.5-oz jar. The product contains 100% authentic wasabi without horseradish.
SRP: $1.49.

Forti-Flax by Barlean’s Organic Oils now comes in new 14-oz and 28-oz re-sealable pouches, joining the 16-oz canister. Forti-Flax organic flaxseed is unrefined and cold-milled and packaged within minutes, sealing in the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber, trace vitamins and minerals and amino acids. It is made from non-GMO, North American flaxseed.

Udi’s now offers two new varieties of gluten-free pizza. The thin-crust, crispy Spinach & Feta Pizza and Three Cheese Pizza (three pack) are both certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.

New from Little Duck Organics is Mighty Oats, a 100% certified organic and sugar-free oatmeal for kids. This non-GMO product is made from quinoa, amaranth, chia, buckwheat, millet and oats, and comes in Strawberry & Vanilla, Blueberry & Cinnamon and Coconut & Banana. It is packaged in a compostable bowl, and the cardboard is plantable, containing seeds of tomatoes, lettuce and carrots.

Ciao Bella’s Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt comes in seven fat-free, all-natural flavors, five in 4-oz tubs: Key Lime, Raspberry, Vanilla, Espresso and Mango, with Peach and Wild Blueberry also available as yogurt bars swirled with vanilla Greek yogurt. Each serving of real Greek yogurt is sweetened with evaporated cane juice and has 130 calories, 9 g of protein and six live and active cultures, with no artificial hormones, corn syrup or gluten.