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.

Lisa’s Organics is a new line of organic, frozen vegetable side dishes. Ready in five minutes, they are a great standalone veggie meal or side dish. Each bag comes with two low-sodium servings, available in five varieties. The bags are all #2 recyclable, and veggies are grown by U.S. and Canadian farmers.

Premium Gold’s aim with its All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour was to provide a great-tasting, all-purpose GF flour that could be used in a one-to-one replacement with regular flour. The flour combines flaxseed, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, rice, arrowroot and tapioca, with xanthan gum for thickening. Flaxseed provides 3 g of fiber and 1,200 mg of omega 3 per serving. The flour has a 12-month shelf life.

A victim of budget cuts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Microbiological Data Program, which since 2001 has analyzed samples of select fruits and vegetables for foodborne pathogens, closed down its operations at the beginning of 2013.

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University Place, WA—In the aftermath of the defeat of California’s Proposition 37, activists in the state of Washington are close to placing another genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling measure on a ballot. I-522, “The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act,” was submitted to state officials with 350,000 signatures from potential voters on January 3.

According to the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), over 400 registered green logos exist worldwide (1). Most consumers say they are more likely to buy products with green seals, says NMI (1), and there are good reasons why. Certifications help a product standout in saturated markets.

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