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Natural product company news of the week

A roundup of announcements from natural product companies this week, including organic lines from Hunt's and Jelly Belly, and a new R&D laboratory and application facility for Piveg.

Piveg Inc. announced the opening of a new R&D laboratory and application facility in San Diego. This will now be the third facility in the United States fully operated by Piveg. Worldwide, Piveg owns and operates six manufacturing plants, four laboratory/research facilities, 15 warehousing sites, and 10 administrative sales and marketing offices.

Superfood snack brand Rhythm Superfoods closed a $3 million funding round with the lead investment coming from 301 Inc., General Mills' venture unit.

Jerky brand KRAVE announced the KRAVE Better campaign featuring Jillian Michaels, pro footballer Vernon Davis and Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi.

Hemp Health Inc., maker of hemp cannabidiol products, today introduced CannaPleasure, a stimulating salve for the bedroom. The company also released Pharma CBD Peanut Butter and Honey, new kid-friendly edibles that deliver the medicinal benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects of THC. Both products are legal in all 50 states and 42 countries.

Four new gluten-free, non-GMO flavors have been added to the Modern Oats lineup: Vermont Maple; Coconut Almond; 5 Berry (no sugar added) and Just Oats.

Jelly Belly Candy Company is releasing its first organic line of jelly beans this winter, made with USDA organic certified and non-GMO ingredients. 

A new addition to HERZA’s range is organic chocolate pieces produced without sucrose. The sweet taste is achieved with coconut sugar, lucuma or rice syrup instead. To meet the continuing demand for high-protein products, HERZA also offers chocolate pieces enriched with valuable organic protein.

Alkemist Labs is pleased to announce ISO 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The Lab has also met the AOAC Analytical Laboratory Accreditation Criteria Committee (ALACC) guidelines that are newly revised to include criteria specific to testing dietary supplements.

New USDA Organic pūrjus juices are available in three flavors: apple juice, beet juice and beet apple pear juice.

This month Herbal Papaya--a health & wellness company that provides premium quality organic products from papaya fruit, leaf and seed--is celebrating three unique business certifications (Historically Underutilized Business, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and Women Owned Small Business) and an upcoming non-GMO Project certification.

Amazing Grass, a leading brand of certified organic, plant-based superfoods, announced an exclusive addition to its Green SuperFood line for Whole Foods Market: Green SuperFood Detox & Digest. The new offering boasts 1 billion probiotics and is the first greens product to use ACTAZIN kiwi fruit, clinically proven to amplify probiotic effects by over 90 percent, and work synergistically to increase the growth of ‘good bacteria’ in the gut.

Teavana launched seven new wellness teas to support a healthy lifestyle all year long. Serenity, a blend of chamomile, orange and rose petals, will help unwind before bed. Others, like Defense, are an excellent source of vitamin C. Teavana's new wellness line is available in more than 350 stores throughout North America.

ConAgra Foods brand Hunt’s, has introduced three new organic tomato offerings which are now available for consumers and retailers: Hunt’s Organic Diced Tomatoes, Hunt’s Organic Tomato Sauce and Hunt’s Organic Tomato Paste.

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