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5@5: Milk tops organic commodities in sales | Lawsuit takes aim at labels on sugary cereals

5@5: Milk tops organic commodities in sales | Lawsuit takes aim at labels on sugary cereals

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.

Milk is top commodity in certified organic sales

Sales of organic eggs jumped almost 75 percent last year, according to new data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, but milk was the top-selling organic commodity, accounting for $1.2 billion in sales in 2015. Read more at Farm Futures...


General Mills hit with another labeling lawsuit, this time over sugar content

A group of consumers has filed a lawsuit against General Mills accusing the company of putting so much sugar in its cereals that health benefits on the labels—such as “whole grains,” “no high fructose corn syrup” and “fiber”—are essentially meaningless. Read more at StarTribune...


Bayer mulls dropping Monsanto name as brand headache cure

If its proposed purchase of Monsanto goes through, German drug giant Bayer AG may drop the Monsanto name in an effort to protect its reputation, sources say. Read more at Bloomberg..


Which fast-food chains served the meat, held the antibiotics?

A report released Tuesday suggests that public pressure is affecting fast-food and casual dining restaurants' commitment to eliminate medically important antibiotics from their meat and poultry supply chains. Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill passed with flying colors, but KFC and Olive Garden were among the laggards. Read more at Los Angeles Times...


Research reveals eggs from small flocks more likely to contain Salmonella

A six-month study of more than 6,000 eggs conducted in Pennsylvania concluded that eggs from small flocks, which are exempt from the FDA's Final Egg Rule, have a higher prevalence of Salmonella enteritidis than eggs produced from largel flocks. Read more at Food Safety News...

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