5@5: Clean label food claims | Can gluten-free cereals help General Mills rebound?

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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news. Today's natural news docket includes: Label claims like "clean," "pure" and "simple" take hold; General Mills plans for gluten-free Lucky Charms; are stores like Costco and Walmart making us more wasteful?

Clean label claims: A legal perspective

via Food Business News

With use of the word "natural" under fire, companies are turning to terms like “artisan,” “clean,” “earth friendly,” “local,” “pure” and “simple." Read more...

General Mills plans gluten-free Lucky Charms to boost cereal sales

via Marketwatch

As it faces declining cereal sales, GM will release a gluten-free variety of Lucky Charms (along with five Cheerios varieties) later this year. Read more...

How buying in bulk actually wastes food

via Grist

New evidence suggests that buying mass quantities of cheap, high-quality bulk food has actually caused people to be more wasteful than ever. Read more...

No natural pictures to depict artificial flavors, rules German court

via Food Navigator

A court ruling in Germany sets a new precedent for misleading marketing. Read more...

Dietary supplements during cancer treatment: Yes or no?

via U.S. News & World Report

Research is still evolving, but studies suggest up to 87 percent of women treated for breast cancer take dietary supplements. Read more...

Tuesday, June 30: Whole Foods responds to labeling error accusations | New CRN guidelines for melatonin supplements

Addressing weight and pricing: A message to our customers

via Whole Foods Market

John Mackey and Walter Robb posted a message on Whole Foods Markets' blog apologizing for any errors in weights and price labels on prepackaged foods, as uncovered by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs last week. "Our goal is 100 percent price accuracy," they said. Read more...

CRN issues guidelines for melatonin products

via Natural Products Insider

The voluntary guidelines call for melatonin supplements marketed for sleep to provide no more than 10 mg/d of melatonin and include certain warnings on the label. Read more...

'All natural' label on Capri Sun products puts Kraft Foods in court

via Legal Newsline

A lawsuit filed in California accuses Kraft of mislabeling its Capri Sun products, which contain "unnatural" ingredients including citric acid and natural flavor. Read more...

Meijer now spends $100 million on local produce

via Supermarket News

The grocer sources from 125 local growers in six states--a 25 percent increase from two years ago. Read more...

Kroger president and COO makes exit

via Cincinnati Business Courier

Michael Ellis is retiring immediately for personal reasons, the retailer said. Read more...

Monday, June 29: Dietary fat's big comeback | Sysco-US Foods merger a no-go

Fat is back: New guidelines abandon upper limit on dietary fat

via Forbes

The next version of the government's dietary recommendations will remove cholesterol as a "nutrient of concern" and not include a max amount of suggested dietary fat. Read more...

Sysco terminates deal with US Foods

via The New York Times

A federal judge sided with the FTC that the union of the country's two biggest food distribution companies would lead to higher prices and worse service for customers. Read more...

Maine following path to organic dairy farms

via Portland Press Herald

A shortage of organic milk is fueling interest in Maine dairy producers to switch to organic farming methods. Read more...

How Kroger wins in center of store

via Food Business News

Unlike many other retailers, Kroger continues to enjoy growth in center store sales by revamping its coffee section, re-organizing aisles to make shopping more intuitive and offering more natural and organic packaged products. Read more...

What it's like to go a year without processed food

via The Huffington Post

In her new book Unprocessed, food writer Megan Kimble shares learnings from a year of eating whole foods. Read more...

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