ethnic food

Chicago, IL—According to market research firm, Mintel, sales in the ethnic food sector have climbed steadily since 2004, setting a record high of $2.2 billion in 2009...

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Alexandria, VA—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals by certifying their humane treatment, the use of the certification mark, “Certified Humane.”

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Flax USA and Stober Farms now offer Natural Milled Golden Flax Seed, Organic Milled Golden Flax Seed, Flax Hull Lignans and Golden Flax Seed Flax Sprinkles. Flax is rich in omega-3s, fiber, lignans and protein, says the firm. The packaging along with a cold-milling process may increase the shelf life of products to 22 months.

Iron HorseIron Horse Beverage debuts its Elite Naturel line of organic juices in 125-ml bottles. These single-serve juices are available in pomegranate, açaí, watermelon, green tea/pomegranate blend and açaí/pomegranate/black mulberry blend. The products contain no preservatives, no added sugars, no artificial colors and no GMOs.

MustardBeaverton Foods brings to market Inglehoffer Organic Honey Mustard (10.25 oz) and Inglehoffer Organic Stone Ground Mustard (10 oz). Says the firm, “The new mustards join more than 20 mustards, horseradishes, tarter and cocktail sauces produced by Beaverton Foods in the Inglehoffer lineup. “
SRP: $4.99

Bridge Brands Chocolate debuts its Sport Lover’s Chocolate line. Every box contains 3.5 ounces of gourmet chocolate drops and features pictures of seasonal hobbies on the packaging. Available are team, extreme, summer and winter sports.
286 12th St., San Francisco, CA 94103, www.bridgebrandschocolate.com

Justin'sJustin’s Nut Butter rounds out its organic nut butter line with three new flavors: Chocolate Peanut, Chocolate Almond and Chocolate Hazelnut. Each flavor is available in three sizes (100-calorie 6 oz. portion-control squeeze pack, 1.15 oz. full-serving squeeze pack and the 16-oz jar). Cinnamon peanut, classic peanut, honey peanut, classic almond, honey almond and maple almond are also available.

RaoFrom Rao’s Specialty Foods comes Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce. The sauce is made in Italy using vine-ripened plum tomatoes and cherry tomato puree. It is available in sealable 2.2-liter containers. Rao’s also makes pastas, pasta sauces and other specialty foods.
17 Battery Pl., Ste. 610, New York, NY 10004, www.raos.com