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 …

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 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, …

Korean firm acquires $29.29 million stake in online organic grocer Thrive Market

LOS ANGELES - Online organic and natural foods grocer Thrive Market, based in Los Angeles, California, sold a $29.29 (US) million stake in its firm to Seoul, Korea-based GS Retail, according to The Korea Herald. The Korean firm, parent company of GS25 convenience stores and GS Supermarket, is looking to not only learn from Thrive’s …

FoodChain ID expands into organic certification

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Organic certification options were recently added to FoodChain ID’s portfolio of services based on client requests for the ability to consolidate the certification process into a one-stop approach. FoodChain ID, formerly known as Global ID Group, is one of the largest global entities in food safety, testing, and verification and it said …

How long does it really take you to decide what to eat?

While it may feel like deciding what's for dinner while standing in front of the fridge with the door open takes forever, a new national survey of 1,000 men and women by market researchers OnePoll and commissioned by Orgain, says Americans actually spend more time deciding what to watch on Netflix. The research looked at the …

Airline food study gives Virgin America top marks in healthy eating options

A new study from NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and DietDetective.com ranks Virgin America as one of the top airlines offering healthy food options. "This year Virgin America wins the top spot again with the "healthiest" food choices in the sky with Delta and Air Canada tied for second," said Charles Platkin, PhD, …