Natural AloeWater and CocoWater have been introduced by Exotic Food Co., Ltd., and are distributed by Banner Wholesale Grocers. Made with real aloe vera pulp and juice, AloeWater is a natural detox drink that contains no preservatives, gluten or fat. CocoWater is made with green coconut and is rich in electrolytes, providing natural rehydration. Varieties include AloeWater plus Pineapple and CocoWater plus Mango.

Natural gingerbread cookies have been added to the Hannah’s Naturals line from Madrona Specialty Foods. Cutout gingerbread boy and gingerbread house shapes join a variety of other hand-decorated cookies. Each is designed with bright colors and eye-catching features, and can make festive gifts and great party favors, according to the company.

The Red Leopard Tea Co. unveils USDA-Certified Organic Rooibos Tea in four varieties: Bush Natural, Green Tea, Swazi Vanilla and Zulu Peach. Each tea is caffeine free, and contains nutrients such as vitamin C. It is derived from the rooibos bush, which only grows in the Cedarberg region of South Africa where the tea is harvested. The packaging is designed to create support for the Cape Leopard Trust, which helps protect that endangered species in this region.

New England Natural Bakers has added Organic Ancient Grains Granola and Probiotic Raspberry Almond Granola to its product offerings. Organic Ancient grains is an option for those who are wheat-sensitive, and is fortified with omegas-3 and -6. Probiotic Raspberry Almond Granola supports the immune system and helps promote digestive health. These two new varieties are kosher and certified Whole Grain by the Whole Grains Council.

Click has created protein drinks in four flavors that are said to be delicious and nutritious. The flavors are mocha, mocha natural, vanilla latte and vanilla latte natural. At 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 15 grams of protein per serving, these drinks offer satiety without allowing a large amount of calories or fat into one’s diet. They are a good source of many vitamins and minerals.

PRE Beverage Company now offers PRE “to GO” Synbiotic Drink Mixes, which support the body’s natural immune mechanism and maintain good bacteria in the digestive tract using probiotic and prebiotics. Pre Probiotics contain only 20 calories per serving and can be added to bottled water for a quick immune-boost on-the-go. The drink varieties are: Pomegranate Yumberry, Acai Acerola, Passion Orange Guava and Pomegranate Blueberry.

Chobani introduces Greek yogurt for kids. Champions 100-calorie yogurt cups comes in two flavors: Honey-Nana and Verry Berry. The ingredients are 100% natural and are free of preservatives, artificial flavors and synthetic hormones. Each serving contains protein, vitamin D and calcium and is low in fat.

Bolthouse Farms introduces two new products. The Aura Botanical Water line is a low-calorie flavored water that comes in three flavors: Cucumber Lemon Rosemary, Orange Basil and Grapefruit Sage. Each contains one serving of fruit per bottle. The Protein Plus Parfait Smoothie contains 25 grams of protein per bottle and is made with 100% natural ingredients.

Washington, D.C.—The Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law on January 4 of this year, and one stipulation of that legislation was that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should increase its safety measures surrounding fresh fruits and vegetables. Since then, U.S. citizens have watched tainted vegetables become implicated in widespread illness in Europe. Now, FDA is announcing its plans to move forward with the required regulations.