More than 3,500 retailers and 60 manufacturers participated in the second annual Go Organic! For Earth Day national educational and promotional campaign to increase awareness of organics. Organizers MusicMatters held a retail display contest and awarded United Supermarkets of Amarillo, Texas, first prize.
Kettle Foods of Salem, Ore., earned Salmon Safe certification for improving its property's environmental health so salmon can thrive in nearby Mill Creek.
Vitamin Angel Alliance is shipping children's and adults' multivitamins to the Jogyakarta region of Indonesia to aid the earthquake relief effort. Tishcon Corp. of Westbury, N.Y., also announced that it has doubled its donation of multivitamins to Vitamin Angel and will supply 2 million tablets monthly for at-risk children in Tibet.
Supplements manufacturer Jarrow Formulas Inc. of Los Angeles won Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Product Line Leadership of the Year Award for innovation in meeting customer needs and product demands.
The American Association for Health Freedom and The Health Freedom Foundation have relocated to Arlington, Va., to be closer to Capitol Hill.
Pet Naturals of Vermont, a pet supplements company based in Essex Junction, has established a scientific advisory board.
Chemco Industries Inc. of Los Angeles relaunched its Web site, www.optipure.com, with an expanded product section and PDF downloads of educational brochures.
San Diego?based jojoBAR is now being distributed through United Natural Foods Inc.
Harmony Cone Ear Candles of Douglasville, Ga., sponsors the Organic Racing Team, which raced in the 2006 One Lap of America tour in May.
Eden Foods of Clinton, Mich., received the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance's 2005 Community Service Award, which recognizes efforts to educate the public about local, organic food.
Planet Dog of Portland, Maine, is sponsoring Mazey, a service dog in training for the National Education for Assistance Dog Service.
Old Mother Hubbard, a Chelmsford, Mass.-based manufacturer of natural pet products, presented awards for retail excellence at the Annual Valued Partner Appreciation Reception at the 18th Annual Pet Industry Spring Trade Show and Educational Conference in Atlantic City, N.J. The 2006 Tom J. Devito Contribution to the Industry Award was presented to Braxton's Animal Works of Philadelphia, and the 2006 Eastern Area Retailer of the Year Award was given to Pet Goods stores of Scarsdale, N.Y.
Minneapolis-based Taiyo's Sunfiber manufacturing facility has received a "superior" rating from the American Institute of Baking, a food safety auditor.
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers of Portland, Ore., received the 2006 Specialty Coffee Association of America's Sustainability Award in recognition of its work with the fair-trade organization Relationship Coffee.
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