This week: Organic Valley adds 12 grass-fed dairies | Flaxmilk yogurts from Good Karma Foods debut

New product and company launches, certifications and other natural products company news this week.

OmniActive’s Capsimax Capsicum Extract has received self-affirmed GRAS notification by an expert panel who evaluated the ingredient in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety criteria. The extract delivers effective levels of capsacinoinds without the oral and gastric burning sensation of unprotected red hot peppers.

In an effort to expand westward, sales and marketing agency C.A. Fortune acquired Boulder-based Wild Rose Marketing. C.A. Fortune specializes in the natural, specialty/conventional and bakery/deli trade channels. The Wild Rose acquisition adds coverage of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Firmenich publicly committed to biodiversity by signing the Cancun Business and Biodiversity Pledge, alongside several of its strategic clients at the COP13 Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico. Through this pledge, the signatories agree to nurture biodiversity across their ecosystems and preserve it sustainably for the well-being of present and future generations.

To increase production of its Organic Valley Grassmilk branded milk products, Organic Valley has created a new route with 12 completely grass-fed dairies in the mid-Atlantic.

SternLife, a functional foods developer, has create a range of high-protein products for the private label business, including powder mixes for pancakes, porridge and baking.

Carlson Elite Omega-3 Gems and Norwegian Cod Liver Oil liquid, submitted by Carlson Labs for testing through the ConsumerLab.com Quality Certification Program, were determined to be approved quality.

Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods introduced three new gluten-free snack crisps made with lentils, peas, carrots, quinoa, amaranth and other ancient grains: Lentil Carrot Quinoa Crisps, Snap Pea Crisps and Ancient Grains Crisps.

Laird Superfood, an Oregon-based startup that sells organic coffee and superfood-enriched products, has signed a deal with Azure Standard, distributor of healthy foods, organic products and earth-friendly household items in 38 states. 

New from Good Karma Foods is a line of dairy-free yogurts made with flaxmilk. Each serving has 5 to 6 grams of plant-based protein, 800 mg of omega-3s and seven active cultures.

Salt of the Earth has expanded production of its Mediterranean Umami clean-label sodium reduction ingredient with a $1 million investment in production facilities. 

 

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