Alpina presents Revive greek yogurts accompanied by gluten-free granolas. Flavors include Artemis’ Vitality (plain yogurt with a superfood granola), Hera’s Calm (honey yogurt with a chai granola), Aphrodite’s Youth (blueberry yogurt with antioxidant granola) and Athena’s Focus (mango yogurt with tropical chai granola). The yogurt is all natural and low in sugar.

Earth Balance added a coconut–peanut spread to its line. The spread is made with extra-virgin coconut oil and is sweetened with agave. It is also all natural, low glycemic and does not need to be stirred. The product comes in both crunchy and creamy varieties.

Stonyfield has come up with a greek yogurt for children. YoKids greek comes in two flavors: Raspberry and Strawberry. The yogurt is milder and less tangy than traditional greek yogurt while still providing the protein (six grams per serving) and calcium kids need. The yogurt is made without pesticides, growth hormones, GMOs or artificial sweeteners.

Simply Asia Foods introduces new Thai Kitchen dipping sauces in Pineapple & Chili, Sweet Red Chili, Spicy Thai Chili, Thai Chili & Ginger and Spicy Thai Mango flavors. The sauces are vegan and gluten-free. All are natural and sweetened with pure cane sugar.

New from J.R. Watkins is a line of natural gourmet spice grinders. Options include Course Sea Salt, Whole Black Peppercorns, Four Peppercorn Blend, Garlic Peppercorn Blend, Steak & Chops Seasoning, Chicken Seasoning, Pizza & Pasta Seasoning and Seafood Seasoning. According to the company, the products are all housed in sustainable and recyclable packaging.

News and notes from industry food companies.

Salem, OR—At the end of July 2012, natural and organic potato chip manufacturer Kettle Brand will have crunched its way to 30 years in business. “Kettle Brand started out in the natural products channel and we plan to honor the brand’s heritage in that channel by offering two of our four limited-edition flavors as exclusive products for natural food retailers. Our loyal customers in the natural channel have been with us since the beginning and know that they can find us there,” says brand manager Marc McCullagh.

Washington, D.C.—A recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which advises policy makers and leaders on public health matters, recommends that efforts be made by the food industry, as well as the government, to reduce unhealthy food options and increase access to healthy ones. “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation” was presented at the Weight of the Nation conference, held here in May.

Los Angeles, CA—Resolving a case dating back to 2010, a federal administrative judge has ruled that POM Wonderful, maker of pomegranate juice drinks, used some deceptive practices in advertisements placed in national print media. Specifically, advertisements claiming that the company’s juice products could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction were deemed illegal under Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations.

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