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New Website Helps NJ Small Businesses Assist Uninsured Workers New Website Helps NJ Small Businesses Assist Uninsured Workers

If a small business can't provide health insurance to all of its employees, it can now help those workers in another way.

10 Tips for Buying (and Selling) Olive Oil 10 Tips for Buying (and Selling) Olive Oil

In an industry increasingly fraught with fraud and poor quality, know what to look for to guarantee the best product for your customers.

CA Foie Gras Ban to Remain in Effect CA Foie Gras Ban to Remain in Effect

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld California's ban on foie gras.

NJ Assembly Committee Approves GMO Labeling Bill NJ Assembly Committee Approves GMO Labeling Bill

A committee in the New Jersey Assembly approved a bill that would require labeling for foods containing geneticall modified organisms.

Specialty Food Industry Celebrates Embrace Hunger Relief Day Specialty Food Industry Celebrates Embrace Hunger Relief Day

Friday marked the first-ever Embrace Hunger Relief Day, a day dedicated to recognizing, celebrating, and supporting hunger relief efforts in the U.S.

Embrace Hunger Relief Day Kicks Off with Volunteer Events Across the US Embrace Hunger Relief Day Kicks Off with Volunteer Events Across the US

Specialty food communities around the country are volunteering today to promote hunger relief and food recovery efforts. Share how you embrace hunger relief with the hashtag #EHRD.

GMO Labeling to Appear on Nov. Ballots in CO, OR GMO Labeling to Appear on Nov. Ballots in CO, OR

Voters in Colorado and Oregon will decide this fall whether or not they want labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Innovative Food Holdings Acquires Organic Food Brokers Innovative Food Holdings Acquires Organic Food Brokers

Specialty food company Innovative Food Holdings has acquired Boulder, Colo.–based Organic Food Brokers.

USDA Launches Online Local Food Directories USDA Launches Online Local Food Directories

Consumers can now easily find their local farmers markets and food hubs thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new Local Food Directories.

Category Spotlight: Smart Cookies Category Spotlight: Smart Cookies

Whether they are crunchy or chewy, beautifully decorated or pleasingly simple, cookies continue to be a go-to treat for shoppers. Learn how innovative flavors and better-for-you ingredients are driving sales in this increasingly strong category.

Tools of the Traceability Trade, Part One Tools of the Traceability Trade, Part One

An unprecedented demand from consumers for more supply chain information is driving a new wave of tools that offer plenty of reasons for producers to get onboard.

Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief

European Union members are concerned that its plan to create the world's largest free-trade area with the U.S. could compromise European standards for food safety, among other issues.

Embrace Hunger Relief Day Makes Debut Oct. 10 Embrace Hunger Relief Day Makes Debut Oct. 10

Hunger and food insecurity issues in the U.S. have gained national attention in recent years, with an onslaught of films, books, and campaigns spearheaded by the likes of celebrity chefs and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dry-Roasted Peanuts May Be Source of Allergy Dry-Roasted Peanuts May Be Source of Allergy

A research team at Oxford University may have discovered the origin of at least some peanut allergies.

Conservative States Add Minimum Wage Ballots for November Conservative States Add Minimum Wage Ballots for November

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota will vote on minimum wage initiatives in November, with activists on both sides of the issue claiming the proposals have a good chance of passing.

Skyland Foods to Expand Availability of Drinkable Yogurt on East Coast Skyland Foods to Expand Availability of Drinkable Yogurt on East Coast

Skyland Foods has partnered with natural foods broker Tozzi & Associates to bring its certified organic Ibex Drinkable Yogurt to East Coast stores.

USDA to Boost Local, Organic Reporting USDA to Boost Local, Organic Reporting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to expand its reporting on local and organic foods to adhere to a farm bill directive.

Flavor Wheel for Honey Aims to Educate, Support Standardization Flavor Wheel for Honey Aims to Educate, Support Standardization

A UC Davis researcher wants honey to get the same recognition—and protection—as wine and olive oil.

Amazon, USPS Test Same-Day Deliveries in San Francisco Area Amazon, USPS Test Same-Day Deliveries in San Francisco Area

Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are conducting a two-month test of same-day deliveries of insulated meat, dairy, and produce in the San Francisco area.

CA Governor Will Sign Statewide Plastic Bag Ban CA Governor Will Sign Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown says he will sign into law a bill imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, which would make California the first state to pass such a measure.

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