The raw foods category has enjoyed popularity in the natural products industry for quite some time, but some of its most prominent companies are coming together to take it in an exciting new direction, working together to create a set of uniform standards and trade association.

healthy indulgences

Pizza, popcorn and jerky. Nope, it’s not a suggestion for tonight’s dinner, though it would make for an interesting combo! Together, they represent some of the hottest savory items in the healthy indulgences market. When considered as a unit, they speak to what gourmet shoppers are craving: high-end natural foods that are built for taste and are still part of a healthy diet.

HomeFree has launched Gluten Free Lemon Burst Mini Cookies (6/5-oz.) and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies Snack Multipack (6/4-1.1 oz.). The lemon minis are free of the most common eight food allergens, and are certified kosher pareve, non-GMO and vegan, all while serving as a good source of whole grains. The Snack Multipack gives “free from” shoppers a new snacking option for on the go.

Hodgson Mill added 18 products to its line of whole grain foods using ancient grains and gluten-free ingredients. Products include: Non-GMO Cornstarch; Potato Starch; Pearled Sorghum; Buckwheat Groats/Hearts; Quinoa; Quinoa Flour; five flavors of Sorghum, Brown Rice & Quinoa Side Dishes; and Steel Cut Oat, Sorghum & Quinoa Hot Cereal.

snacksBakery On Main has launched a new snack line: the Nut Crunch Snack. Made from nuts, gluten-free oats and dried fruit or chocolate, the product is available in Original, Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate, Maple Vanilla, Chocolate Peppermint and Chocolate Orange. The snack is certified gluten free (GFCO), Non-GMO Project Verified and dairy and casein free.

Dave’s Killer Bread has released three new organic and Non-GMO Project Verified products. White Bread Done Right is organic white bread with 10 g of whole grains in each slice. Sprouted Whole Grains features four sprouted grains: wheat, barley, oats and rye. The Million Dollar Bun is a bun filled with 18 g of whole grains, 8 g of protein and over 1,000 mg of omega-3s.

News from industry food companies.

Montpelier, VT—Vermont attorney general Bill Sorrell has formally adopted regulations implementing a state law requiring labels for genetically modified foods, following the passing of the bill by state lawmakers in 2014 after months of outreach and grassroots support.

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