Grocery Briefs: October 2011

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WholeFoods Magazine Staff
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Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Sebastopol, CA, has unveiled new product packaging, as well as announced that its Goat Milk Yorgurt is now made with organic fruit. The company also updated packaging on its Green Valley Organics line of yogurts, kefirs and sour cream.

Kroger company will now carry products from Choice Organic Teas of Seattle, WA in 845 of its stores. Sales of the four teas to be carried, Oothu Garden Green, Wild Forest Black, Decaf English Breakfast, and Rooibos Superfruit, benefit the Jane Goodall Institute.

The Organic Center has just released a document called “Top 12 Reasons to Go Organic.” According to the organization, “This is an easy-to-read list that outlines the main reasons why all Americans should choose organic.” It can be accessed on The Organic Center’s Generations of Organic Web site (www.generationsoforganic.org).

A newly designed Web site is up and running from organic baked snacks-maker Mary’s Gone Crackers, based in Gridley, CA. The site, www.MarysGoneCrackers.com, is designed as a hub of gluten-free, vegan and organic resources. It features an “Ask the Nutritionist” blog, a recipe page, an updated online store and more.

Barney’s Premium Foods, Fresno, CA, and Rumiano Cheese Company, Willows, CA, are two of the most recent brands to receive the Non-GMO Project Seal, verifying the products’ status as free from genetic modification.

The American Council for Food Safety and Quality recently named the Sacramento, CA manufacturing facility of Blue Diamond the “Plant of the Year of the Pinnacle Club.” The “Pinnacle Club” represents a “best of the best” standing among other top performers in food safety.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2011