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This week: Fourth & Heart, LesserEvil team on ghee popcorn | a2 Milk expands in U.S.

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

Grainful, which makes frozen entrees and meal kits using whole grain steel cut oats, introduced three new internationally inspired frozen entree flavors: Chana Masala, Jambalaya and Ranchero Chicken.

Nutraceutical ingredients company Artemis International launched its new Berryceuticals brand to further communicate its leadership position in berry-based nutraceutical ingredients for supplements, functional foods and beverages, and cosmeceuticals. The Artemis Berryceuticals portfolio includes extracts from elderberries, aroniaberries, bilberries, cranberries, blueberries, black currants, and other popular and unique dark berries.

Carlson Labs introduced Elite DHA Gems, which provide a highly concentrated dose of 1,000 mg of DHA in a single soft gel. 

A distribution deal with Big Geyser will allow B-Tea Kombucha to expand distribution of its line of raw, organic, shelf-stable bottled kombucha in New York. 

Jarrow Formulas has been appointed as distributor of the Astarte probiotic strains which it will sell under its trademark "Jarro-Dophilus" Women. Astarte is a clinically tested preparation which contains the documented strains found to be the most prevalent and dominant in the healthy vaginal microbiota of women: Lactobacillus crispatus, LbV 88; Lactobacillus jensenii, LbV 116; Lactobacillus gasseri, LbV 150N; and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, LbV 96.

Australian dairy brand a2 Milk has begun the national launch of its full line of easily digestible cows' milk. The milk brand poses that many people who experience discomfort when drinking milk and assume they are lactose intolerant are actually sensitive to the A1 beta-casein. The a2 Milk Company works with local dairy farmers to identify and differentiate A2 cows to produce a certified a2 milk. It will be available in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Safeway, Kroger, Target and Trader Joe's.

Bolthouse Farms has a new line of refrigerated, yogurt-based spreads called Maio, available in three flavors: Plain, Chipotle and Garlic. Each product contains 20 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving. The mayo alternative will debut in February in Northern California Safeway stores.

Vermont-based specialty food producer Gringo Jack's announced that all three flavors of its Flaky Tortilla Chips are now Non-GMO Project verified.

Fourth & Heart has teamed up with LesserEvil to launch ghee-flavored organic popcorn. The new product, Oh My Ghee, is the newest product in LesserEvil's Buddah Bowl line and showcases Fourth & Heart's premium grass-fed ghee, which is loaded with vitamins A, D, E and K. 

Gourmet nut butter brand Betsy's Best, founded by registered dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt, has expanded to 2,100 stores, including Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Bristol Farms, Ingles Markets and Harris Teeter.

Love Beets launched pure beet powder made from 100 percent beets with no additives, preservatives or added sugar. It can be stirred directly into water or added to smoothies, yogurt, sauces, baked goods, oatmeal, homemade pastas and more.

Fair for Life certified organic coconut water producer Harmless Harvest announced the launch of its newest product—a line of organic probiotic cultured coconut beverages called Harmless Harvest Probiotics available in Original; Strawberries, Blueberries & Acai; and Mangos & Acerolas.

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