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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.

Oprah Winfrey to sell refrigerated meals through Kraft Heinz

Even Oprah is getting in on fresh and convenient food trends. Her new venture with Kraft Heinz, called Mealtime Stories, will offer ready-to-eat, refrigerated dishes. It's also adding a social mission element—Mealtime Stories says it plans to donate 10 percent of profits to anti-hunger charities. Read more at Bloomberg...

 

Grown, a healthy fast-food restaurant, will open in the Lake Nona Walmart

A new Walmart Supercenter near Orlando will include a drive-through pickup area, mobile pay and, surprisingly, a second location of the organic restaurant concept developed by former basketball player Ray Allen and his wife Shannon called Grown. Read more at Orlando Weekly...

 

Travelers with nut allergies clash with airlines

Some people with peanut allergies are finding it harder to travel these days, as certain airlines have policies that prohibit them from boarding planes early to wipe down seats and tray tables, and some airlines also may remove people with severe allergies from flights because they can't guarantee that customers won't be exposed to nuts during the flight. Two formal complaints against American Airlines were filed with the Department of Transportation last month, accusing the airline of discriminating against people with nut allergies. Yet other airlines like Delta, Southwest and Jet Blue are more accommodating. Read more at The New York Times...

 

Island Food Rescue aims to reduce island food waste

In a six-month pilot, a team in Martha's Vineyard recovered more than 32,000 pounds of food from six restaurants, plus collected 2 tons from events. They're using a composting system to turn the waste into fertilizer. Read more at MV Times...

 

Bulk Barn has embraced the Zero Waste movement

Canada's largest bulk food chain is leading the way in eliminating waste by allowing shoppers to bring reusable containers to the store, as well as cloth and mesh bags. Read more at TreeHugger...

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