5@5: A new type of label for meat | Google to test grocery delivery

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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.

New type of drug-free labels for meat has USDA blessing

The phrase "produced without ractopamine" will soon begin appearing on meat packages after the USDA approved use of the language on packaging for two companies. Ractopamine hydrochloride is a drug used to add muscle weight to animals before they're slaughtered. Read more at The New York Times...


Jessica Alba's Honest Company is expanding—just as shoppers are questioning 'natural' products

Honest Beauty--a natural beauty and cosmetics line--is slated to launch Sept. 9. Meanwhile, the company is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that some of its products contain "unnatural" and "synthetic" ingredients. Read more at Fortune...

McCormick expanding organic options

As part of a new quality consumer education initiative, the company says 80 percent of its gourmet herbs and spices sold in the U.S. will be organic by 2016, and 70 percent will be labeled non-GMO. Read more at Food Business News...


Details sought about Subway's switch to antibiotic-free chicken

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Food Safety, Consumers Union and others are calling on Subway to share details and an action plan with the public for its phasing out routine antibiotic use ith the public. Read more at Food Safety News..


Google to start testing grocery deliveries this year

San Francisco and another undisclosed city will be the test markets for a fresh food delivery service Google is running in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Costco. Read more at Bloomberg...

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