Holly’s Oatmeal of Torrington, CT now is featured at the InterContinental New York Barclay’s Natural Power Breakfast buffet.

Boulder, CO-based Justin’s, maker of all-natural nut butter,announced on Earth Day a renewed commitment to seeking out biodegradable packaging for its squeeze packs.

Novato, CA-based The Republic of Tea launched a new Web site, www.RepublicofTea.com, dedicated to tea education,informative tea-focused videos and The Citizen’s Tea Library—a fully integrated tea-knowledge center.

Indianapolis, IN-headquartered Endangered Species Chocolate’s organic product line has become the first line of
chocolate bars to obtain “Non-GMO Project Verified” status. All products will feature the Non-GMO Project seal on their labels later this year, making it easy for consumers to recognize these items as independently verified non-GMO choices.
Barbara’s Bakery of Petaluma, CA celebrated its “Almost 40” birthday at Natural Products Expo West with the debut of a natural makeover featuring new packaging, products, increased Web presence and an ad campaign.

Oakland, CA-based The Full Plate, a Bay Area–based meal preparation service, is now available at Whole Foods Markets.

Ann Arbor, MI-based NSF International announced the winners of the 2010 Food Safety Leadership Awards. The winners received their awards at the 2010 Food Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 14th. The complete list of winners can be viewed at www.nsf.org.

Men’s Health magazine chose Clinton, MI-based Eden Foods’ Organic Spicy Pumpkin Seeds as one of the 20 Best Organic Foods for Men in the April 2010 issue; the top choice in the Best Fiery Snack category. The company also has been commended with a “Green Packy Award” based on the Responsible Packaging Guidelines for the Organic Industry, a collaboration headed by Whole Foods Markets Green Mission’s Responsible Packaging Forum in recognition of its use
of bisphenol A-free cans in all 33 of its organic bean varieties. In addition, the company’s EDENSOY has become the first soymilk in North America to be verified compliant with the Non-GMO Project’s standards.

Knoxville, TN-based Papaw Tom’s Foods, Inc. announced a partnership for its line of Southern-inspired products with KeHE Food Distributors.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, June 2010