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Austin Implements Food Waste Reduction Law

Businesses in Austin, Texas, that have a food permit will be required to establish programs to divert organic material from landfills under the city’s Universal(...)

Avian Flu Hits Foie Gras Industry

Three million poultry have been killed in southwest France, imperiling foie gras producers. An epidemic of bird flu is rapidly expanding in Europe, especially(...)

Grocery Industry Launches Initiative to Clarify Product Date Labels

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association launched an industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels(...)

Specialty Grocers Bring Back Neighborhood Market

A surge in upscale grocery stores in Portland, Maine, is bringing back the neighborhood store. Rosemont Market opened in 2005 and has grown to five locations.(...)
Naked Juice to Revise 'Misleading' Labels

Naked Juice to Revise 'Misleading' Labels

PepsiCo's Naked Juice brand will update its labels after a lawsuit was filed claiming the labels misled consumers about the ingredients in the product. It agreed(...)
Snyder’s-Lance Invests in Healthy Snack Company

Snyder’s-Lance Invests in Healthy Snack Company

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. is making a bigger play in the natural and organic food space with an investment in Denver-based Natural Foodworks Group, which manufactures(...)
Rapid Rise of Organic Grain Imports Concerns Domestic Farmers

Rapid Rise of Organic Grain Imports Concerns Domestic Farmers

The rise of organic grain imports in the U.S. is causing concern for some domestic farmers, who fear the standards for their harvests are higher than for foreign(...)
Sun Basket Raises $15M in Funding

Sun Basket Raises $15M in Funding

Organic meal kit delivery service Sun Basket has finalized a Series C investment of $15 million led by Sapphire Ventures. The company plans to utilize the new(...)
San Diego Startup Serves Local Salads

San Diego Startup Serves Local Salads

A startup in San Diego is hoping to compete with the growing popularity of meal kits by offering a ready-to-eat meal delivery service. Farmer's Fix allows subscriber(...)
Alternative Fats Take New Shape, Face More Competition

Alternative Fats Take New Shape, Face More Competition

Alternative fats, such as beef tallow, pork lard, and duck fat, are becoming more popular among chefs and consumers, particularly those who follow paleo and(...)
Natural and Organic Food Distributor Expands in RI

Natural and Organic Food Distributor Expands in RI

United Natural Foods Inc. plans to expand in Providence, R.I. The wholesale distributor, which is headquartered in the city, is seeking a long-term lease for(...)
Ugandan Government Aims to Increase Coffee Production, Consumption

Ugandan Government Aims to Increase Coffee Production, Consumption

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority is aiming to push members of the tea-loving country to drink more coffee as a way to boost the local economy. Uganda(...)
Challah Hub Delivers Traditional Bread to Customers' Doors

Challah Hub Delivers Traditional Bread to Customers' Doors

Baking and eating challah bread is an important part of the Jewish tradition, and for customers in the Los Angeles market, Challah Hub aims to make it easier(...)
Vegan Ice Cream Parlor Makes All Ingredients In-house

Vegan Ice Cream Parlor Makes All Ingredients In-house

Seattle-based vegan ice cream parlor Frankie & Jo's is gaining popularity, using homemade nut milk from organic, raw cashew nuts. The ice cream is all made(...)
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