Boulder, CO-based Boulder Brands has announced it will transition the buttery spreads line of its Smart Balance brand to non-GMO ingredients, with the switch expected to be complete by early summer 2014.

ZEGO, San Francisco, CA, maker of allergy-friendly snacks, launched a line of energy bars with packaging that features a patent-pending QR-code system. The scannable QR codes on the bar wrappers and boxes link to test results from that specific product’s batch, showing any measurable amounts of specific allergens.

First lady Michelle Obama visited the Taking Back the Streets art installation, hosted by WAT-AAH!, New York, NY, at the New Museum in New York City. Obama was greeted by company founder and CEO Rose Cameron and her two sons, before receiving a private tour of the exhibition, which is traveling the country in support of the Drink Up initiative to encourage kids to drink more water.

Frontier Soups, Waukegan, IL, has achieved Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF) Level 2, according to the company’s founder, Trisha Anderson. ASI Food Safety was the certifying body.

INBalance Health Corporation, Wayland, MI, has secured distribution for its INBar, a diabetes-suitable and allergen-free snack bar, at many SpartanNash Stores, including D&W locations.

Non-GMO Project verification came through for nine products from Zilks Foods, LLC, Austin, TX, including varieties of salsa and hummus.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2014