5@5: FDA rethinks 'healthy' labels | Amazon + Tyson are getting into the meal kit biz

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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.

FDA to re-evaluate definition of 'healthy'

The Food and Drug Administration has changed its tune since issuing KIND a warning letter last year for labeling its nut-based bars as 'healthy' because they are high in fat. Now, the agency says it does not object to KIND's use of the term on labels and will take a deeper look at FDA guidelines for 'healthy' labeling, which will including soliciting public comment, as it has with 'natural,' in the near future. Read more at The Washington Post...


Amazon to launch a Blue Apron-like recipe delivery service this fall as it ramps up food business

Tyson Foods' CEO confirmed during an earnings call this week that the company is working with Amazon Fresh on a meal kit service called Tyson Taste Makers that will "teach [consumers] about the cuts of meat and where they come from." Read more at Business Insider...

Purple Carrot secures $5 million in funding from WindSail Capital

Speaking of meal kits, Boston-based investment firm is backing the vegan meal-kit delivery service. Read more at BusinessWire...


The next New York City breweries will be for recycling food waste

Composting is tricky to scale in a city, where few people have backyards. That's why a startup called Industrial/Organic is working to create an indoor process that can convert food waste into almost odorless fertilizer. The process uses fermentation, which in turn produces biomass pellets and wastewater. Read more at Fast Co.Exist...


Chocolate for women on their periods lands Boston entrepreneur on 'Shark Tank'

Tania Green founded PMS Bites to market gluten-free, vegan chocolate bites that feature soothing herbs like ginseng, chamomile and dandelion root. She will appear on the May 20 episode of Shark Tank. Read more at Boston Business Journal...

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