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[email protected]: 6.5 million pounds of beef recalled | Chipotle forced to retract 'non-GMO' claims

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top food and supplement headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Chipotle's non-GMO campaign in tatters

Chipotle can no longer claim to serve exclusively non-GMO ingredients thanks to a recent lawsuit in which the chain’s meat and dairy products were proven to come from animals served “at least some” GMO feed. The judge ruled that the fine print stating as much on Chipotle’s website was not enough to inform customers of this discrepancy. Read more at Drovers ...

 

JBS in massive beef recall over 16-state salmonella outbreak with 57 illnesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a recall of 6.5 million pounds worth of beef products packaged between July 26th and Sept. 7 originating from JBS USA, as the meat is likely tainted with salmonella. The company has sold a wide variety of products to major retailers such as Wal-Mart, and at least 57 people in 16 states have been affected so far. Read more at Food Safety News …

 

How wineries and distilleries are addressing climate change

Wine, beer and spirits businesses are innovating rapidly in the face of consumers’ awareness and desire for sustainable, ethically sourced products. These companies are also directly dealing with the problem of global climate change itself—temperatures are rising, which in turn is causing harvest times to shift and companies to heavily invest in alternative energy sources. Read more at Fortune ...

 

Pepsi expects its LaCroix competitor to make $100 million in less than a year

Pepsi has positioned its sparkling water brand, Bubly, in direct competition with the ubiquitous LaCroix. The flavored sparkling water market is experiencing a high growth period, reaching $2.4 billion as of last year, and consumer loyalty is being fought for by all in spite of LaCroix's assurances that competitive look-alikes will not be able to replicate their own success in the market. Read more at Quartz …

 

Brandless is launching a pop-up shop in NYC

Brandless, a company whose vast array of natural and organic products are all $3, is taking its online retail store out into the real world with a series of no-frills pop-up stores. The "better for you" brand hopes that customers who handle and test out their products, which include organic olive oil and tree-free toilet paper, will find themselves in a space for communities to discuss the benefits of making ethical purchases. Read more at TechCrunch …

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