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FDA seeks input on ‘natural’ food labels

This piece originally appeared on supermarketnews.com.    The FDA is soliciting comments on the use of the term “natural” on food labeling in direct response to consumers and federal courts that have requested that it explore use of the term. Specifically, the FDA is seeking information and public comment on questions such as: Whether it is […] Read Post »


Top restaurant menu trends for 2016 continue to run heavy to fresh and local foods.

reprinted from http://www.thepacker.com/news/local-food-still-top-trend-chefs The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” culinary forecast, gleaned from a survey of 1,600 American Culinary Federation chefs, shows that local sourcing remains a top trend, according to a news release from the Washington, D.C.-based association. Local sourcing is the food trend that has grown the most over the last decade, 44% of […] Read Post »


Six Women, Two Distributors, One Fair Trade Grower’s Project

Whether shopping for coffee, chocolates or produce, consumers can’t help but notice the growing number of certifications and labels proliferating in the marketplace. One such label is Fair Trade Certified, meaning growers use methodologies that support healthy working conditions and sound environmental practices while paying producers equitably for the fruits of their labor. Recognizing the […] Read Post »