Hains Celestial sells French organic food company

  ANDIRAN, France - Danival, an organic food company located in South West France, was officially acquired by the multinational food company Wessanen, which is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to a statement released by Wessanen, Danival, a certified Sustainable Organic Company (BioED®), which employs approximately 120 people, has promoted sustainable local development for over …

Chipotle serves up organic drinks, new virtual farmers’ market

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Chipotle Mexican Grill now serves organic beverages alongside its tacos, burritos, and burrito bowls. In partnership with the Tractor Beverage Co., the fast-serve restaurant with its commitment to sustainability offers the farmer-created brand’s non-GMO and certified organic lemonades, Aguas Frescas, and tea. According to the company, 5 percent of profits from …

Orgain unveils two new protein products

IRVINE, Calif. – Orgain, a producer of mostly organic shakes, powders, and snack bars, unveiled two new protein powder products – Collagen Zero Protein Powder and Simple Organic Plant Protein Powder, according to a published statement. Orgain’s Collagen Zero Protein Powder, available in two flavors chocolate and vanilla, has 19 grams of protein and four …

King Arthur Flour to launch keto, low-calorie and gluten-free baking products

NORWICH, Vt.  – King Arthur Flour, one of the country’s oldest flour companies, will launch keto, low-calorie and gluten-free baking products this year.  Three new specialty flours will include Organic Rye Flour, Keto Wheat Flour Blend, and ‘00’ Pizza Flour. Additional products will consist of a Baking Sugar Alternative, and two new Gluten-Free Single Serve …

Natural Grocers recalls organic soybeans

WASHINGTON – Organic grocery retailer Natural Grocers issued a recall on its 2-pound bags of organic soybeans. According to the company, the packages have the potential to contain mold. The company discovered the contamination risk, and the product was suspended pending investigations by Natural Grocers and the Food and Drug Administration. The organic soybeans were …

Organic nutrition products maker to be acquired

LOS ANGELES – Orgain, a manufacturer of organic nutrition products, will be acquired by Butterfly. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializes in the food sector. Earlier this month, both companies announced Butterfly had signed an agreement to purchase a majority stake in the company. Orgain’s Founder Dr. Andrew Abraham, M.D. will retain a significant …

Organic ground beef recall

WASHINGTON -  Approximately  130,464 pounds of raw ground, organic beef from Nature's Rancher brand was recalled due to potential contamination with plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The products in question were produced from Oct. 3, 2019, through Oct. 15, 2019, and are labeled as follows: "Nature's Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef …

Simple Mills CEO on a mission to promote clean eating

Simple. Clean. Whole. Three words that characterize current healthy lifestyle trends centered around clean eating, non-processed, simple foods and low carb, gluten-free, non-inflammatory diets. From Whole30 to Paleo, these popular diets encourage a focus on clean eating and healthy meals made from scratch with whole and nutrient-dense foods. As a result, entrepreneurs like Katlin Smith, …