Secaucus, NJ—Kosherfest 2010 proved that with innovative new products expanding the variety in the market, the rules may stay strict, but the taste and nutritional values are improving.

Itching. Hives. Abdominal pain. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. Dizziness. It’s not a group of symptoms you want to mess with, and they only get scarier as the list goes on. For the countless millions with food allergies, these reactions are waiting if the wrong food is ingested, touched or even smelled. So, it is imperative for these individuals and those who care for them to look elsewhere when it comes to their diet.

Chances are, you've heard "times are tough" a lot this year. But, just how tough has it been on natural products businesses? Well, according to the 2010 WholeFoods Retailer Survey, many stores are pulling out of the recession in stride as they report strong, even thriving sales.

Today’s natural consumers are savvy about labels. As the implications of understanding label claims and seeking out reputable certifications and stamps increases, shoppers are taking a closer look at their products before they buy.

El Burrito Food Products has rolled out SoyRizo, meatless soy chorizo. This vegetarian alternative to sausage is full of spices and flavor. Made from 100% non-GMO soy beans, SoyRizo contains vitamin B, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and omega-3 acids.

GloryBeeFoods Inc. redesigned its labels for the GloryBee Honey 13-variety line. The new and colorful labels make it easier for consumers to choose their favorite honey variety. The new labels also are manufactured without gold foil, which allows for use in the microwave.

New from Marlow Foods Ltd., the makers of Quorn Turk'y Burger and other products, comes Classic- and Cheese Burgers. Available in four-count, 8.4-oz packs, these burgers are soy- and meat free, and offer 50% less fat than traditional beef hamburgers, without lacking in taste, says the company. SRP: $5.99

Coleman Natural Foods, Inc. now offers chicken meatballs in Sun Dried Tomato Basil & Provolone; Italian Style with Parmesan; Spina ch, Fontina Cheese & Roasted Garlic; and Pesto Parmesan. They are a great source of protein and are only 130 calories per serving. SRP: $5.99 for 12-ounce package.

Licorice Twists is the newest product to debut from Newman’s Own Organics. This licorice is the first of its kind to contain organic ingredients , says the company. Flavors include Strawberry, Black, Tangerine and Pomegranate. The candy also is sodium and cholesterol free, low in fat and contains zero trans-fat.

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