Category: News

Whole Foods Market GMO Labeling Policy Update

On May 18th, Whole Foods Market announced an update to its GMO Labeling Policy. Specifically, in light of the USDA’s recently released draft rule on a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, Whole Foods has paused its September 1, 2018 compliance deadline while remaining firm on its commitment to verification of non-GMO claims. The scope of the retailer’s original policy, announced in March 2013, was a requirement for suppliers of food products to label products that contain ... Read more

Whirlybird Granola Rolls Out Innovative Packaging for On-The-Go Consumer

Packaging Invites Consumers to Add Their Favorite Mix-In, and Change Their Whirl In Granola Company’s Latest Initiative Whirlybird Granola, a Cincinnati-based company focused on a transparent and authentic approach to granola, has announced an innovation in packaging. Soon to be available online and in select retailers at an SRP of $2.49 for each two-ounce package, the brand reveals a convenient two-ounce package for the grab-and-go consumer. Included is a collapsible spoon that invites co... Read more

Chuckanut Crunch Granola is Now Non-GMO Project Verified!

Chuckanut Crunch Granola, a Bellingham, WA based granola company, is proud to announce that the company’s Banana Walnut, Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry and Tropical varieties of granola have all been Non-GMO Project Verified. The company highly values the consumers right to know what is in the foods they eat and keeping whole foods whole through minimal processing. “We are excited to have our granola Non-GMO project verified, Chuckanut Crunch Granola contains no preservatives or refined sugar. It... Read more

Fruit Bliss Expands with Addition of Soft & Juicy Organic Tart Cherries

Fruit Bliss is excited to announce the expansion of its organic dried fruit line to include Soft and Juicy Rehydrated Tart Cherries. “After the success of our current line of organic dried fruit, we are excited to add tart cherries to the list,” said Susan Leone, founder and owner of Fruit Bliss. “Our Tart Cherries are great for a healthy snack right out of the bag, or for an extra flavor zing in any recipe or smoothie.” Fruit Bliss Tart Cherries are picked at the height of ripenes... Read more

Lundberg Family Farms® Launches NEW White Rice & Quinoa Entrees

Richvale, CA, April 17, 2018 – Lundberg Family Farms, a national leader in organic rice, rice products and US-grown quinoa, today introduced the latest addition to its product line with five new rice & seasoning mix side dishes, two which also contain quinoa. These delicious, convenient new products are now available to retailers and distributors for pickup, with target rollout for consumers in June. Lundberg Family Farms’ new side dishes are made with quality ingredients like their o... Read more

Lundberg Family Farms Expands Grounded Snacks® Line with NEW Organic Grain Bites

Lundberg Family Farms, a national leader in organic rice, rice products and US-grown quinoa, is introducing Organic Baked Grain Bites as a new product extension to the Grounded Snacks® line-up. These puffed, crunchy, bites are now available to retailers and distributors for pick-up, with target roll-out for consumers in March. Baked Grain Bites is a light, airy, and great-tasting snack made from brown rice, sorghum and amaranth. They are offered in a fun variety of flavors, each containing 2... Read more

USDA Publishes Draft Rule on National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

May 3, 2018 The USDA today published a draft rule on federal standards for labeling of bioengineered food, as directed by a law passed by Congress in 2016. A 60-day public comment period on the rule begins tomorrow and ends on July 3, 2018. The Non-GMO Project will be coordinating with all of our stakeholders to support engagement in the comment process. Next steps include an informational webinar for brands and retailers, calls to action for the public, and guidance on formal comments... Read more

CasaLuker Cacao Announces New Non-GMO Project Verification

CasaLuker Cacao, a Colombian based chocolate manufacturer, is proud to announce that the company’s Dark Chocolate Palenque 70% and Dark Chocolate Sombra 54% have been Non-GMO Project Verified. The company strongly believes in the safety of their consumers and therefore decided to start the process of getting their products Non-GMO Project Verified, to guarantee and respect the consumer’s right to know what is in their chocolate. CasaLuker Cacao believes this verification offers the highest t... Read more

Balchem’s VitaCholine® Now Non-GMO Project Verified

Balchem Corporation is pleased to announce that the company has achieved Non-GMO Project Verification for the VitaCholine brand choline chloride and choline bitartrate ingredient product lines. The Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program is the only non-GMO third-party verification program in North America. Third-party verification is an important mark of quality for product labeling; an independent party utilizing standards developed by industry experts and stakeholders certifies th... Read more

J&J Snack Foods Corp.’s Whole Fruit® Frozen Novelties are NOW Non-GMO Project Verified!

Packed with fruit and available nationwide, just ahead of summer PENNSAUKEN, N.J., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) announced today select Whole Fruit® Fruit Bars and Organic Juice Tubes are now Non-GMO Project Verified. This trusted logo assures consumers no genetically modified ingredients are used during the making of the deliciously fruity frozen treat. Whole Fruit is proud to offer consumers the same guilt-free formula and great taste,... Read more