Natural product company news of the week

Natural product company news of the week

A roundup of announcements from natural product companies this week, including Non-GMO Project verification for Applegate and Erin Baker's, and new salad dressing from Hilary's.

Hilary's introduces four new Non-GMO Project verified, allergen-friendly dressings and marinades : Chili-Lime Vinaigrette, Beet Vinaigrette, Tomato Kalamata Dressing and Spicy Island Dressing.

Dietary oils & fats provider AAK has acquired vegetable oils company California Oils Corp.—also known as CalOils—from Mitsubishi Corp. to expand its presence on the U.S. West Coast.

Applegate has launched its first Non-GMO Project verified products, Applegate Organics Chicken Nuggets and Applegate Organics Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets. With the launch, the company said it will remove genetically modified organisms from its supply chain, including from animal feed and finished products.

Breakfast food and snack company Erin Baker's homestyle granola line is now Non-GMO Project verified.

Gold'n Plump, the flagship brand of Midwest chicken producer GNP Company, has added two new attributes to its All Natural chicken products: No Antibiotics–Ever and the American Humane Certified farm program seal.

The FDA has granted GRAS classification to Axiom Foods' Oryzatein organic brown rice protein ingredient as well as its Vegotein pea protein.

Skeeter Snacks, maker of Allsome! and Skeeter Nut Free cookies and grahams, announced the introduction of Allsome! Cinnamon Bitz—a nut-free granola alternative with a crunchy cinnamon flavor that's a safe and delicious solution for school breakfast, lunch or snacking.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Kemin Industries a patent for the role of its products, FloraGLO Lutein and ZeaONE Zeaxanthin (distributed by DSM as OPTISHARP Natural), in protecting individuals with three common ocular disorders from blue light or light-induced damage.

Newman's Own launched of a new line of organic salad dressings with cold-pressed organic extra virgin olive oil, blended with organic herbs and spices, in five flavors: Olive Oil & Vinegar, Balsamic, Italian, Ranch and Caesar.

To help more people learn about organic products, Evoganic Technology, a Michigan-based organic personal care and household cleaning product company, has launched a year­-long organic education campaign in the Metro Detroit area to help consumers understand what "organic" really means. 

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