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BEND, Ore. April 17, 2018 – Chelsey Wang Skincare with No Secrets announced the launch of their highly anticipated all-natural baby line: CW Baby. CW Baby features a full collection of products including Healing Diaper Crème, Organic Hair and Body Wash and a Soothing Aloe Serum. Each hand-crafted product has been designed to be ultra-absorbent, nutrient-dense and offers the perfect hydration for baby’s sensitive skin. Made from safe, organic all vegan ingredients this collection puts all mother’s hearts at ease. 

“It’s both appalling and alarming when you realize what is being allowed into our children’s everyday products. Gross synthetic preservatives such as BHA are just the start,” said CW Founder, Chelsey Wang. For example, BHA is anticipated to be a human carcinogen according to the National Institute of Health's Toxicology program.  A carcinogen is any substance that can lead to cancer. “As a mother of two, I decided to create a line of skincare that was safe, natural and effective while maximizing each product’s potential.” 

“What’s unique about this line, is that several of our products double for mothers as well. For instance, our calming massage oil may also be used as a makeup remover or shave oil, or you can add a drop to your favorite lotion for extra moisturizing. “Our goal is to serve both mother and child while saving time and remaining economical,” Wang said. “We look forward to continuing to serve while informing and empowering parents.” 

Created in 2014, husband and wife team Rob and Chelsey Wang started CW Skincare with No Secrets out of a desire to grow public awareness of nasty chemical and synthetic ingredients that have found their way into a majority of mainstream products today while offering high quality, safe and effective alternatives. Chelsey Wang products are made with organic ingredients, cruelty-free and always vegan.

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2018 – Chelsey Wang Beauty & Baby has announced that its Soothing Aloe Serum has been included in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. The digital version of the guide can be accessed here. The Soothing Aloe Serum has been recognized for its ‘Fountain of Youth’ qualities.

“To have our Soothing Aloe Serum be honored by such a well-respected publication within the parenting community is both humbling and inspiring. Our goal is to continue to educate and empower mothers from all walks of life while equipping them with the safest products available for their little ones as well as themselves,” said CW Founder, Chelsey Wang. CW Soothing Aloe Serum is multi-functional and works gently and effectively. 

CW Baby features a four-line collection including CW Healing Diaper Crème, CW Calming Massage Oil and CW Organic Hair + Body Wash. Each hand-crafted product has been designed to be ultra-absorbent, nutrient-dense and offers the perfect hydration for baby’s sensitive skin. “It was very important to me to create products that serve more than one purpose, saving time and affordability were also key factors,” said Wang. 

Created in 2014, husband and wife team Rob and Chelsey Wang started CW Skincare with No Secrets out of a desire to grow public awareness of nasty chemical and synthetic ingredients that have found their way into a majority of mainstream products today while offering high quality, safe and effective alternatives. Chelsey Wang products are made with organic ingredients, cruelty-free and always vegan.

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NOT ALL DARK CHOCOLATE IS CREATED EQUAL!
by: Chocxo Chocolatier (#N123)

The Problem: It is difficult to find a healthy, great-tasting, low sugar, ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE, one without sugar substitutes, sugar alcohols, and a strange after-taste. True Chocoholics who want less sugar, struggle to find healthy snacks without sacrificing great taste!

The Solution:   The New Line of 85% Dark Chocolate products by Chocxo Chocolatier.

Following the success of CHOCXO's ChocKeto Coconut, Almond and Sea Salt Snaps, CHOCXO Chocolatier is pleased to announce the launch of a new line of 85% dark chocolate products that will roll out over the next six months.

We will launch the first three products at the Natural Products, Expo West, in Anaheim on March 5th-7th, 2020. We will debut our new Organic 14g Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Quinoa Snaps, Organic 8g Dark Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cup, and our Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds.

The foundation of these products will be our unique blend of 85% Dark Chocolate. This unique Central American Bean Chocolate has characteristics that are naturally nutty, fruity, and taste more like a 60% cacao chocolate. Since we never use artificial sweeteners, color, or flavors, you benefit from the fantastic all-natural flavor of this Chocolate without the unpleasant after taste of substitute sweeteners.

If you're like most chocoholics, don't settle for less, unless it is less sugar. ChocXO's incredibly low in sugar, keto-friendly, low in carbs break-through gives you everything you want, Great Flavor, and Great Taste.

Visit us at Booth 2612 in Ballroom C and N123 in the New Products North Hall at Expo West and be the first to try our new creations.

EAT CHOCOLATE. BE HAPPY. 

Media Inquires: Zeljko (Zelko) Karlica Creative Director / Brand Manager zeljko@chocxo.com 604.515.3665

NAPLES, Fla. and CHICAGO, Feb 20, 2020 - Chomps, one of the fastest growing meat snack brands in the US, is introducing two new flavor varieties and never-before-seen formats, giving you more ways to enjoy your favorite protein-packed snack. Joining the lineup are Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Thyme, as well as new six count bags of Chomplings and three count Chomps Power Packs. 

 

“We’re continuously listening to customer feedback and know there’s a desire for more turkey varieties. Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Thyme deliver on that, and the taste of each is outstanding” said Pete Maldonado, CEO and co-founder, Chomps. “The six count Chomplings bags and three count Power Packs of Chomps give our customers more convenient ways to snack at home or on-the-go.” 

 

Turkey Pepperoni uses a blend of spices including paprika and red pepper, giving you a delicious pepperoni taste without any added sugar or artificial flavors. With real cranberries and spices like thyme, onion and garlic powder, Turkey Thyme offers a taste of Thanksgiving anywhere, any time. All Chomps’ turkey sticks are made from free range turkeys raised with no antibiotics or hormones. Both varieties will be available in-store this summer.

 

New six count Chomplings come in a resealable bag, making it easier to bring more sticks on-the-go. The three count Power Packs of Chomps holds three compact sticks in one convenient box, providing 12-15 grams of protein (depending on flavor). The new formats will start popping up in major grocery retailers and online at chomps.com soon. 

 

About Chomps

Chomps is a healthy meat snack brand with products made from the highest-quality, sustainably sourced proteins and no hidden, harmful ingredients. The brand partners with farmers who use regenerative farming practices, and all Chomps meat snacks are made from grass-fed and finished beef and venison, free-range turkey and no hormones or antibiotics. Chomps snacks never contain added sugar, soy, dairy, artificial preservatives or colors, MSG, fillers like pork, binders, added nitrates or nitrites. Additionally, Chomps is the only meat snack that is Whole30 Approved, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Paleo and Non-GMO Project Verified. Visit www.chomps.com for more information. 

HUDSON, WI (March 2, 2020) – It is with immense gratitude and celebration that Ciranda, Inc. announces 25 years in business — and 25 years of organic ingredients! Since its founding, the company has stayed true to its mission of expanding the organic industry, while supporting sustainable agriculture practices and the livelihood of farmers around the world.

Ciranda introduced itself as an organic export business in 1994. Founders, Hans and Joan Friese, built strong relationships with U.S. farmers and purchased their grains, beans and seeds to export into the more established European organic market. As the U.S. organic market began to take shape in 2000 with an approaching federal regulatory program, the company reinvented itself as an importer of value-add ingredients to service North American clients.

Today, Ciranda is a leading supplier of certified organic, non-GMO and fair-trade ingredients with expertise in gluten-free flours and starches; syrups and sweeteners; cocoa and chocolate; sustainable palm oils; coconut and lecithin. Its customers range from small, mission-based startup brands, to the nation’s largest organic manufacturers in the food, beverage, personal care and functional nutrition markets.

The past year has awarded Ciranda several additional milestones, including Non-GMO Project Verification for its 100th ingredient, and the completion of a new company headquarters with a dedicated wellness space for employee yoga and meditation. The building is currently undergoing green energy certification.

Through the heart and vision of its founders, Ciranda became employee-owned in 2017 and now operates with nearly 50 employee-owners at its headquarters in Hudson, Wisconsin. CEO and founder, Hans Friese, says “After 25 years, Ciranda is strong, growing, and still committed to delivering innovative organic solutions to our customers in the natural products industry.”

Contact:

Tonya Lofgren

Ciranda, Inc.

(715) 386-1737

tonya@ciranda.com

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Austin, TX - CLEAN Cause beverages announced the launch of a new Zero Calorie lineup of sparkling, organic, Yerba Mate drinks. Three new, Not Too Sweet!™ flavors; Cherry Lime, Orange Ginger and Berry Mint, all contain zero calories, zero sugar and zero carbs.  The new products from CLEAN Cause will roll out nationwide as of April 1, 2020. 

 

Just like the current offerings from CLEAN Cause – Blackberry, Peach, Raspberry and Lemon Lime – the new Zero Calorie line of Yerba Mate beverages have naturally occurring caffeine and are certified organic and non-GMO. CLEAN Cause beverages contain 160mg of Better Caffeine™ in each can to provide a smooth sailing pick-me-up.

 

“With the rise of sugar-free diets and consumers more conscious when it comes to the products they purchase, we wanted to make sure there was a better caffeine option for all of our customers,” founder & CEO of CLEAN Cause Wes Hurt said, “CLEAN Zero Calorie beverages have no added sugars and come in three new, refreshing flavors. We are excited to continue to launch new and innovative products to our CLEAN Cause customer family while also helping to be part of a solution for drug and alcohol addiction recovery.” 

 

CLEAN Cause was founded in 2015 by Wes Hurt with the mission to create awareness for and help fill the transition gap in the rehabilitation cycle for alcohol and drug addiction. CLEAN’s giveback program gives 50 percent of its profits to support recovery via “CLEAN Kickstarts” sober living scholarships. CLEAN Cause “gives where you swig” and allocates scholarships in the regions where the beverages are purchased. To date, CLEAN Cause has given back over $600,000 to their CLEAN Kickstarts program, awarding more than 1,200 sober living scholarships. In 2020, CLEAN Cause has a goal of giving back another $500k to support recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. CLEAN Cause is currently available online, at Whole Foods Market and select retailers nationwide. For more information visit www.cleancause.com.

 

 

About CLEAN Cause

Founded in 2015, CLEAN Cause is an Austin-based beverage company with a giveback program that gives 50 percent of its profits to support recovery from alcohol and drug addiction via "CLEAN Kickstarts" sober living scholarships. CLEAN Cause beverages are a sparkling, organic, Yerba Mate with 160mg of Better Caffeine™ for longer lasting, sustained energy. Visit online at www.cleancause.com.

Concepta Ingredients launches plant based butters and new products with açaí for the US market

From March 5 to 7, the company presents its portfolio at Natural Products Expo West in California

Genuinely Brazilian, Concepta Ingredients - Sabará Group’s business unit specialized in innovation and technological solutions focused on healthy, natural and organic food industries, continues to invest in novelties for the sector and launches a special line of plant based butters, in addition to new products derived from açaí (Açaí Syrup and Açaí Powder).

The novelties for the food industry will be presented at the Natural Products Expo West, March 5 to 7, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Concepta will have a booth within the Brazilian Pavilion of APEX-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).

In addition to the releases, the company also presents part of its portfolio, composed of Organic Liquid Demerara Sugar, Organic Liquid Muscovado Sugar and the line of organic and exotic oils from the Brazilian biodiversity, developed to meet the different market segments, including: Organic Brazil Nut Oil, Organic Licuri Coconut Oil, Organic Sacha Inchi Oil, Organic Toasted Babaçu Oil, Organic Cupuaçu Butter, Passion Fruit Oil and Açaí Oil. 

Concepta seeks to show the market that it is possible to make food healthier and more functional without giving up taste and, above all, without harming the environment. To this end, the company continually develops products that are rich in nutritional value and tasty for direct consumption or as ingredients in different recipes, which meet the growing demand for a healthier diet.

“The market for natural, healthy and organic products has increased significantly, especially in North American and European countries. More than a preference, it is already part of the lifestyle. That’s why Concepta has been betting on participating in strategic events like this, which is the largest event in the industry in the US, an excellent showcase of opportunities and trends for the world”, says Lilia Kawazoe, sales manager at Concepta Ingredients.

The releases are part of the Arboreto Premium Ingredients line, composed of ingredients from the Brazilian biodiversity (Amazon, Cerrado and Caatinga). It is worth mentioning that, since its foundation, the company has invested in technologies to create innovative products based on ingredients from sociobiodiversity, seeking local socioeconomic development and environmental conservation. All products are developed in partnership with local communities, with respect to the harvest and seasonality, and the direct measurement of socio-environmental impacts.

Furthermore, as a company committed to sustainability and environmental conservation, Concepta is aligned with the values defended by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN) and acts in accordance with the concept of circular economy. The model defends the idea that everything that has its origin in nature, at the end of its useful life, returns to it, causing the least environmental impact and in a way that increases the productive efficiency as a whole. The conservation of the areas in which the fruits are collected even interferes with the reduction of deforestation, since it is possible to generate wealth and social inclusion with non-timber forest products.

About Concepta Ingredients

Concepta Ingredients specializes in innovation with natural and exotic ingredients developed in accordance with our Sociobiodiversity Enhancement Program.

Based on innovation and research, the company offers ingredients supported by the training of families and conservation of environmental risk areas in different biomes of Brazil. Its broad portfolio includes technological inputs from international partners and ingredients from Brazilian biodiversity to meet the most specific demands of the industries in which it operates. 

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AMERICANS DEMAND MORE GRAIN-FREE PRODUCTS

Crunchmaster responds to the need for more snacking options to benefit rising consumer digestive health needs.

LOVES PARK, Ill. (February 13, 2020) – Crunchmaster, America’s No. 1 selling gluten-free premium cracker brand, will be showcasing new and popular products at the Natural Products Expo West on March 5-7, 2020, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

At booth #1475, Crunchmaster will be presenting its latest innovation—Crunchmaster Grain-Free Crackers—and sharing an exclusive sneak peek of its newest grain-free flavor. The popular snack cracker brand will also be sampling its Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers, Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers and Crunchmaster Protein Brownie Thins.

“We are proud to offer a suite of products that serve the market demand for diet-friendly, satisfying snacks,” said Kim Holman, marketing director at TH Foods Inc. “Crunchmaster’s innovative portfolio is a symbol of our responsiveness to our customers, and our newest offering, Crunchmaster Grain-Free Crackers, is a further demonstration of our continued commitment to produce crave-worthy snack crackers that fit into our customers’ lifestyles.”

Choosing a grain-free diet is on the rise, as more consumers are seeing the health benefits and positive side effects, like increased energy and decreased digestive issues. For many, consuming grains can aggravate digestive disorders and cause a negative domino effect on one’s health. Eliminating grains has proved to increase and support good bacteria in your gut. So, when Crunchmaster made the decision to offer grain-free crackers, they knew it was the right fit to complement their assortment of better-for-you crackers and snacks.

Crunchmaster Grain-Free Crackers are available in three delicious flavors: Lightly Salted, Mediterranean Herb, and Romano, Asiago & Cheddar. And in response to popular demand, Crunchmaster will be launching Crunchmaster Grain-Free Crackers in Sour Cream & Onion in summer 2020. Consumers and retailers have provided positive feedback on the existing flavors and have asked for even more choices. This market demand has prompted Crunchmaster to take action to expand its line.

“When we had the idea to offer our consumers a grain-free option, we knew we couldn’t compromise on our signature satisfying crunch,” said Holman. “So, we found a grain-free solution that would also deliver the same quality that consumers came to know, love and expect from our snacks.”

Cassava flour is the key ingredient that allowed Crunchmaster crackers to go grain-free while maintaining that satisfying crunch. A root vegetable, cassava is packed with fiber, potassium, iron, vitamin C and other rich nutrients that serve as a healthy alternative to wheat flour. Like the rest of the brand’s assortment, Crunchmaster Grain-Free Crackers are also gluten-free, making it a complement to the Crunchmaster portfolio of Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Crackers, Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers and Crunchmaster Protein Brownie Thins, which deliver on the promise of wholesome snacking without compromising on delicious taste and texture.

About Crunchmaster®

Crunchmaster is America’s #1 premium cracker brand. Committed to crafting wholesome snacks that don’t compromise on taste, Crunchmaster focuses on wholesome ingredients from trusted sources, then creates simply delicious snacks to fit every healthy lifestyle. Crunchmaster prides itself on clean-label snacks that are gluten free, non-GMO, low sugar, and free of artificial colors and flavors. Crunchmaster is a registered trademark of TH Foods. Headquartered in Loves Park, Ill., TH Foods is a leading manufacturer in the natural snack food industry. TH Foods strives to bring innovative, “Better for You” balanced nutrition, crackers and snacks to North America.

About TH Foods, Inc.

Headquartered in Loves Park, Ill., TH Foods is a leading manufacturer in the snack food industry. TH Foods strives to bring innovative, authentic crackers and snacks to North America. Crunchmaster is a registered trademark of TH Foods. For more information, visit www.thfoods.com

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Cuvée Coffee
by: Cuvée Coffee (#5479)

Cuvée started as an experiment in craft – one that continues to this day. It began in 1998, when we started building our own direct trade network to ensure higher quality and more consistent access to our favorite coffee. It continued into our world-class lab in Austin, TX where we custom-dial every roast to enhance each unique bean. More recently, our curiosity led us to pioneer Nitro Cold Brew in a widget-activated Nitro can. And then, of course, we just had to go ahead and build the world’s coolest cold brewery. The tinkering never ceases. So, what will become of our next big experiment? Well…you’ll know when we know. Until then, enjoy the coffee.

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DiNoci Dairy-Free, Artisan Plant-Based Frozen Dessert Announces the Launch 

of Four New Flavors at Natural Products Expo West

Plant-based indulgence, made with simple ingredients, sans gums or additives, has never tasted so decadent; proving clean eating does not have to mean sacrifice  

 

BOULDER, Colorado, February 25, 2020 – The summer ice cream eating season will never be the same; now anyone can enjoy plant-based, dairy-free ice cream without sacrificing texture or flavor. DiNoci Natural Foods, makers of artisan plant-based frozen desserts announces four new flavors to debut March 4th at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.  DiNoci’s almond milk-based desserts use clean premium ingredients and are always free from gums and additives.

 

New flavors:

Cherry Crisp is whole tart cherries and gluten-free toasted oats folded into our creamy vanilla.

Cookies & Crema is a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie crumbled into our creamy vanilla.

Vanilla Bean is rich and creamy with flecks of real vanilla bean.

Espresso Chip is a rich pairing of bold espresso and dark chocolate chips.

 

“Our mission is to redefine expectations of what real, clean, plant-based food should be,” said Erik Rebich, Co-Founder and CEO of DiNoci Natural Foods. “Our proprietary hand crafted process, and gum-free recipes make for a premium dessert that is scoopable, velvety smooth, and so good everyone can enjoy it, regardless of dietary restrictions or preferences.” 

 

Current flavors include: Salty Caramel, Lemon, Chocolate and Mint Ganache. DiNoci (di-no-chee) uses premium, non-GMO ingredients that are easily recognizable and digestible, and all products are gluten-free, gmo-free and soy-free. 

 

DiNoci Dairy Free frozen desserts are currently available at Colorado Whole Foods, Lucky’s Market’s, and select independent grocers. The DiNoci Diary Free online pint shop will debut late spring 2020 in time for the summer season and will ship nationwide!

 

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About DiNoci Dairy Free

Based in Boulder, Colorado and founded in 2019 by DiNoci Natural Foods was founded by longtime natural food chef Scott Emeson and former Crocs, Inc. executive Erik Rebich. DiNoci uses premium ingredients to create clean, plant-based desserts that taste delicious. DiNoci desserts are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and never contain gums or additives.

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Director of Public Affairs and Media

Relations

Phone: +1-202-641-0277

Latest Variety of Dr. Bronnerʼs Toothpaste

Delivers Mellow-Minty Spearmint Taste

to Help Freshen Breath, Whiten Teeth, and Reduce Plaque

MSRP: $6.49/5 oz.

February 25, 2020

VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronnerʼs has launched a new variety of its All-One Toothpaste. The

new Dr. Bronnerʼs Spearmint All-One Toothpaste is made with organic spearmint oil

and organic menthol crystals, and delivers a long-lasting mellow-minty-fresh-clean

feeling. Made with 70% organic ingredients, including fair trade and organic coconut

oil and organic coconut flour which aid as a natural polisher, Dr. Bronnerʼs Spearmint

All-One Toothpaste is certified vegan, cruelty-free, fluoride-free and contains no

synthetic foaming detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, or synthetic flavors.

Hydrated silica and calcium carbonate act as gentle abrasives, organic aloe juice

helps soothe gums; and organic spearmint oil and organic menthol crystals provide

a refreshing, mint flavor. The newest addition to Dr. Bronnerʼs product family,

Spearmint All-One Toothpaste is available along with favorite flavors: Peppermint,

Cinnamon, and Anise. Packaged in recyclable boxes and tubes, Dr. Bronnerʼs

Spearmint All-One Toothpaste will be available at retailers nationwide in Spring of

2020, wherever Dr. Bronnerʼs products are sold, for trusted Dr. Bronnerʼs cleanliness

from head to toe.

INGREDIENTS:

Spearmint – Organic Glycerin, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrated

Silica, Calcium Carbonate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda),

Potassium Cocoate (made with Organic Coconut Oil†), Organic Mentha

Spicata (Spearmint) Oil, Organic Mentha Arvensis (Menthol) Crystals, Organic

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Flour, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil†,

Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf / Stem Extract.

†Certifed Fair Trade Ingredients

Fair Trade

Since 2008 Dr. Bronnerʼs has been certifed Fair Trade for all major raw materials

(representing over 95% of annual agricultural volume) by the respected Swiss

Certifier IMO. Shifting supply chains to use certified Fair Trade ingredients makes a

big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers — and is money

well spent. Along with their families and communities, farmers and workers benefit

from fair prices, living wages and funding for local development projects.

No Animal Testing and Vegan

Dr. Bronnerʼs qualifies for the rabbit and stars logo of the Coalition for Consumer

Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This logo certifies that the product and its

ingredients are not tested on animals. The CCIC, a coalition of animal rights

organizations, requires independent audit for confirmation.

Dr. Bronnerʼs has also obtained vegan certification from Vegan Action for all offerings

that contain no animal-derived ingredients (this excludes lip and body balms), and

the company is registered with the Vegan Society in the U.K. Vegetarian and animal

welfare advocacy are a core focus of Dr. Bronnerʼs activism efforts.

More Sustainable Materials

Dr. Bronnerʼs All-One Toothpaste is packaged in tubes made of high density

polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, 33% of which is bio-based plastic made from

sugarcane—a more sustainable alternative to virgin petroleum-based plastics.

The entire package, including tube, cap and box, is designed to be entirely

recyclable.* The tubes have been third party tested to meet the Association of

Plastic Recyclersʼ (APR) critical guidance requirements for recyclability.

The boxes used to package Dr. Bronnerʼs All-One Toothpaste are made from 100%

recycled paper, with a minimum of 35% post-consumer recycled (PCR**) fiber. The

remaining 65% of the fiber used in these boxes is post-industrial recycled (PIR***)

material.

*Ability to recycle packaging depends on the varied recycling capabilities of

different municipal localities and facilities.

**Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) means the material has already been

through a consumer use cycle and processed by a municipal recycling facility,

such as when paper or cardboard is put into a home recycling bin at home and

then put out to the curb for recycling pick-up.

***Post-Industrial Recycled (PIR) is considered “recycled” in industry terms,

and means that the material has not necessarily already been used by a

consumer. An example of post-industrial waste would be if a paper mill that

produces both virgin paper and recycled paper has scrap fibers from their

manufacturing process that they then capture and rework into recycled paper,

rather than dispose as industrial waste.

Product Images

High-res photos of all of Dr. Bronnerʼs products are available at:

https://www.drbronner.com/download-center/

https://www.drbronner.com/download-center/

Manufacturerʼs Suggested Retail Price

Dr. Bronnerʼs All-One Toothpaste: $6.49 per 5oz tube.

Availability

Dr. Bronnerʼs Spearmint All-One Toothpaste will be available at retailers starting in

Spring of 2020. Dr. Bronnerʼs All-One Toothpastes will be sold online at Dr. Bronnerʼs

web store, at Whole Foods Market, as well as natural product retailers nationwide in

addition to many other grocers and retailers.

About Dr. Bronnerʼs

Dr. Bronnerʼs is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder

Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of

the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr.

Bronnerʼs commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and

progressive business practices is part of the companyʼs mission to put into practice

the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the companyʼs iconic soap

labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural

soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2018 sales, a

bottle of Dr. Bronnerʼs soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the

year.

For further information, please visit:

http://www.drbronner.com

In all we do, let us be generous, fair & loving to Spaceship Earth and all its inhabitants. For we're All-One or None! All-One!

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Contact: Ryan Fletcher

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Relations

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Dr. Bronnerʼs Launches Regenerative Organic Certified Coconut

Oil, New Spearmint Toothpaste, And New “Heal Earth!” Label

Top-Selling Natural Brand Announces Completion of Regenerative Organic

Certified Pilot Programs, $50,000 Pledge to Support Californiaʼs Plastics Free

Ballot Initiative, and Releases New Impact Report

March 2, 2020

VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronnerʼs, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of

soap in North America, is celebrating its first product to become Regenerative

Organic Certified, Virgin Coconut Oil, and announcing its newest product, Dr.

Bronnerʼs All-One Toothpaste in Spearmint flavor. Additionally, the company is

releasing its 2020 All-One Report (Dr. Bronnerʼs annual impact report) as well as

unveiling a new limited-edition advocacy label on its Castile Liquid Soap bottles, with

the message “Heal Earth!” This week, the company has also pledged $50,000 to the

signature drive for Californiaʼs Plastics Free Ballot Initiative, and will be rallying allies

to also support from the natural products industry.

Dr. Bronnerʼs Debuts Regenerative Organic Certified Virgin Coconut Oil

Dr. Bronnerʼs is proud to debut its first Regenerative Organic Certified product: Virgin

Coconut Oil. A founding member of the Regenerative Organic Alliance, alongside

Patagonia, Rodale and other leading NGOs, farms, and brand partners, Dr. Bronnerʼs

was among the 19 brands that participated in the Regenerative Organic Certified

pilot program in 2019. Working in close partnership with Serendipol, the companyʼs

coconut oil supplier in Sri Lanka, Dr. Bronnerʼs Virgin Coconut Oil achieved the Silver

level of Regenerative Organic Certification. One of the first brands to have a

Regenerative Organic Certified product in the market, Dr. Bronnerʼs ROC Virgin

Coconut Oil will be available in retailers nationwide in May 2020. Dr. Bronnerʼs is

committed to pursuing Regenerative Organic Certification for its entire product line

and is excited to announce that the suppliers for all their mint and palm oils,

Pavitramenthe and Serendipalm, have also achieved ROC Silver certification.

Dr. Bronnerʼs Launches Spearmint All-One Toothpaste

Dr. Bronnerʼs has launched a new variety of its All-One Toothpaste in Spearmint

flavor, made with organic spearmint oil and organic menthol crystals. Spearmint All-

One Toothpaste delivers a long-lasting mellow-minty-fresh-clean feeling. Made with

70% organic ingredients, including fair trade and organic coconut oil and organic

coconut flour which aid as a natural polisher, Dr. Bronnerʼs Spearmint All-One

Toothpaste is certifled vegan, cruelty-free, fluoride-free and contains no

carrageenan, synthetic foaming detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, or

synthetic flavors. Hydrated silica and calcium carbonate act as gentle abrasives,

organic aloe juice helps soothe gums; and organic spearmint oil and organic menthol

crystals provide a refreshing, mint flavor. Dr. Bronnerʼs Spearmint All-One

Toothpaste, along with favorite flavors Peppermint, Cinnamon and Anise, will be

available at retailers nationwide in Spring of 2020, wherever Dr. Bronnerʼs products

are sold, for trusted Dr. Bronnerʼs cleanliness from head to toe.

Dr. Bronnerʼs Launches New “Heal Earth!” Limited Edition Label

Dr. Bronnerʼs special advocacy labels honor company founder Emanuel Bronnerʼs

legacy by using the companyʼs biggest megaphone, the soap label, to address urgent

issues of our time and communicate directly with consumers in the marketplace

about the need for social and environmental action. Beginning in Spring of 2020, Dr.

Bronnerʼs 32oz Castile Liquid Soap labels will display the new, limited edition “Heal

Earth!” label, distributed in retailers nationwide. The label temporarily replaces the

iconic Moral ABC label written by company founder Emanuel Bronner, with

messaging that educates consumers about regenerative organic agriculture, and

explains why the shift to this form of agriculture is imperative to improving and

ensuring soil health, animal welfare and fair labor, and is necessary to holistically

replace factory farming and mitigate climate change.

Dr. Bronnerʼs Support for the California Plastics Free Initiative

Dr. Bronnerʼs has pledged to donate $50,000 to support a ballot initiative that would

grant the State of California the authority to regulate disposable materials, reduce

the volume of these materials that come into the state, and would place up-to a one

cent fee on single use packaging. Revenues from this fee would be used to support

the development of recycling and composting infrastructure and to scale climate

resilience and carbon sequestration in parks, wildlands and agriculture. Leading

ocean and environmental groups already support including The Nature

Conservancy, Oceana, Surfrider, CalCAN and the Plant Based Products Council. Dr.

Bronnerʼs is rallying industry allies to endorse and financially support this crucial

effort.

Dr. Bronnerʼs 2020 All-One Report

Dr. Bronnerʼs has published its sixth annual All-One Report, “Heal Earth, Heal Soul”

which documents the companyʼs commitment to corporate responsibility, activism,

and environmental sustainability while profiling stories about the companyʼs impact

from its employees and partner organizations.

Dr. Bronnerʼs All-One Report includes data on the brandʼs environmental footprint,

fair trade activity and progressive business practices. In 2019, the company donated

$7.4 million (more than a 1/3 of pro ts) to charitable and activist causes including

animal rights, drug policy reform, fair trade and fair pay, environmental sustainability

and climate change, and regenerative organic agriculture. The report also shares

company goals to become climate positive by 2025, by drawing down more carbon

from the atmosphere then the company emits, through converting to certified

regenerative organic agriculture, and endorses the important environmental and

social policies embedded in the Green New Deal. To view the report, go to:

https://www.drbronner.com/allone-reports/20/allone-report-2020.html

About Dr. Bronnerʼs

Dr. Bronnerʼs is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder

Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of

the highest quality, and by dedicating pro ts to help make a better world. Dr.

Bronnerʼs commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and

progressive business practices is part of the companyʼs mission to put into practice

the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the companyʼs iconic soap

labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural

soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2019 sales, a

bottle of Dr. Bronnerʼs soap was sold, on average, every 2.04 seconds throughout the

year. For further information, please visit:

https://www.drbronner.com/

In all we do, let us be generous, fair & loving to Spaceship Earth and all its inhabitants. For we're All-One or None! All-One!

© 2020 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

NEW YORK, March. 7, 2020 –– Meet the new protein bar that’s shaking up the way consumers interact with their food. Today, Mezcla announced the launch of its flagship protein bars featuring a range of international flavors including Japanese Matcha Vanilla, Mexican Chipotle Hot Chocolate, and Peruvian Cocoa Peanut Butter.

On the back-of-pack, each featured ingredient (Matcha, Chipotle, and Cocoa) gets its turn in the spotlight, where Mezcla’s organized an overview of the ingredient’s significance. But the QR code on the front of the pack is where it really gets exciting: users can explore all of the bar’s ingredients, or participate in the #MezclaMovement, an art initiative that features user-submitted art.

“We’ve really put a lot of thought into the food and its packaging. Everything about what we have designed is meant to really captivate the consumer. Take a look at our wrappers, do you see that QR code featured in the center? It encourages people to actually interact with their food,” says founder, Griffin Spolansky. “Not only does it unlock a virtual art gallery, but it also celebrates the ingredients in each flavor by giving you a deep dive into what’s inside and where it came from.”

There’s more to this art than meets the eye, too. The #MezclaMovement reserves a portion of the bar’s proceeds for supporting art programs in schools around the country to foster a love of art and a celebration of inclusion among the next generation.

Mezcla was set to have booth #9507 at Expo West. Their protein bars are expected to hit shelves in select retailers nationwide in July 2020.

About Mezcla

Mezcla, which means mixture in Spanish, is a lifestyle brand that produces internationally influenced vegan, gluten-free protein bars that inspire people to celebrate diversity, art, and giving back.

K-VA-T Launches the Grocery Industry’s First Unified Transaction System

Abingdon, VA: K-VA-T and ECRS have announced the successful launch of the grocery industry’s first unified transaction system, CATAPULT®. After installing the CATAPULT POS system at all of K-VA-T’s Super-Dollar-branded stores and fuel centers, the two companies have now successfully launched CATAPULT at K-VA-T’s Food-City-branded supermarkets.

From left to right: Jim Griffin (VP of Strategic Initiatives, ECRS), Pete Catoe (Founder & CEO, ECRS), Don Mascola (VP of Information Technology, K-VA-T), and Mark Noble (VP of Development, ECRS) at ECRS Headquarters in Boone, NC.

A key objective for K-VA-T has been to reduce operational complexity by leveraging CATAPULT’s Unified Transaction Logic™, a software-based system that serves up and unifies all transaction touch points within stores and online, across the enterprise, in real time. The proprietary Unified Transaction Logic™ solution allows store operators to execute transactions with speed and precision, no matter how complex, where, when, and how customers choose to shop. This unified transactional experience encompasses Point of SaleDirect PaymentsSelf CheckoutPharmacy Rx IntegrationClick & CollectSmartphone Checkout, Scales, and Fuel.

The first Food City installation, leveraging Unified Transaction Logic™, unifies POS, Self Checkout, Pharmacy Rx Integration, Direct Payments, and Fuel onto one single, seamless platform in real time. Additionally, CATAPULT has exceeded all of Food City’s extensive promotional and consumer rewards requirements, while simultaneously increasing transactional throughput.

“We’re very proud,” said Jim Griffin, VP of Strategic Initiatives. “The smooth launch reflects not only the adaptability and power of the CATAPULT platform, but also how well our companies work together. We appreciate K-VA-T as industry leaders, as customers, and as business partners. And we’ve made lasting friends in the process.”

“Working with ECRS, the K-VA-T team has been able to successfully deploy CATAPULT on time and on budget. It has surpassed our greatest performance expectations,” said Don Mascola, K-VA-T’s VP of IT. “Unified Transaction Logic™ has given us a dramatic increase in transaction speed and power while reducing our reliance on third party silos. We can now process a higher volume of customers at much faster speeds, making our customers the ultimate winner of this new deployment.”

ABOUT K-VA-T

Food City dates back to 1918 when a store was opened in Greeneville, Tennessee. But K-VA-T Food Stores’ official beginning took place in 1955 when founder Jack C. Smith—with his father, Curtis and uncle, Earl—opened the first store in Grundy, Virginia. Since that time, Food City has grown in leaps through the acquisition of several Piggly Wiggly operations in Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, along with Quality Foods/Food City, White Stores, Winn Dixie, and BI-LO units in east Tennessee. The company has also grown steadily by expansion into new market areas while remodeling and replacing existing locations as needed to best serve their customers. K-VA-T Food Stores owns and operates the 1.1 million square-foot Food City Distribution Center, located in Abingdon, Virginia and continues to grow every year through our profit-sharing plan. “About 14% of the company is owned by our associates,” says Steve Smith, K-VA-T President and CEO. K-VA-T Food Stores ranked 50th on Supermarket New’s list of the Top 75 Retailers & Wholesalers for 2019, 191st on Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies in 2018, and 35th on Progressive Grocer’s list of The Super 50 for 2019.

ABOUT ECRS

ECRS is a US-based, Certified Evergreen™ transaction and retail solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® POS system is the market’s only truly unified transaction platform, running in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, fuel pump, pharmacy, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share one single transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across their enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers friction-free, cost-saving solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the consumer experience.

https://www.ecrs.com/resources/library/p/k-va-t-launches-grocery-industrys-first-unified-pos/

ECRS Celebrates 30 Years of Business and Looks Toward the Future

Boone, NC: Fall 2019 stands as a milestone for ECRS, with more than three decades of business now under their belt. The company will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the months ahead, culminating with a 30th anniversary celebration at the Ignite 2020 Retail Success Conference in July.

What began as a startup dream in a college town has grown into an industry-leading retail technology and solutions firm that employs more than 160 professionals. Today, they serve thousands of stores from coast to coast, across a range of retail industries including grocery, co-op, health, beverage, specialty food, pharmacy, convenience, and more.

In their last three decades of operation, ECRS has grown tremendously, but their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina’s “High Country” remains a defining trait of their identity. ECRS has remained active in the community, volunteering time, money, and energy to philanthropic causes of both local and international scale. The company has also encouraged student involvement and advancement in STEM fields at Appalachian State, and for local K-12 students.

ECRS’ Founder and CEO, Pete Catoe, who remains at the helm of the company today, commented on their sustained success with eyes set on the future:

“ECRS has evolved over the last 30 years, from stage to stage, but we’ve always stood firm by our values. The company that we grow to become tomorrow is what’s most important. We have to continue to strive to be great and be bold. Our greatest goal is to get better and better through our people, products, and unyielding loyalty to our mission: we want to make a positive impact on our customers and to one another.”

ABOUT ECRS

ECRS is a US-based, Certified Evergreen™ transaction and retail solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® POS system is the market’s only truly unified transaction platform, running in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, fuel pump, pharmacy, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share one single transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across their enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers friction-free, cost-saving solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the consumer experience.

https://www.ecrs.com/resources/library/p/ecrs-celebrates-30-years-of-business/

ECRS Achieves Certified Evergreen Company Status

Boone, NC: ECRS®, the retail and transaction technology provider behind the CATAPULT® unified commerce system, is now Certified Evergreen™. Certified Evergreen companies are those dedicated to maintaining operational independence and private ownership in the interest of those they serve and employ.

The certification, awarded by the Tugboat Institute®, signifies ECRS’ alignment with the seven core values (Evergreen 7Ps™) upheld by lasting, private companies. These companies are found to:

  • operate with purpose,
  • demonstrate perseverance,
  • adopt a people first approach in business,
  • maintain private ownership,
  • generate healthy levels of profit,
  • achieve paced-growth,
  • and pursue pragmatic innovation.

According to the Tugboat Institute, “Companies that are awarded Certified Evergreen status have undergone an extensive, rigorous assessment with the intention of continual improvement and enduring excellence around values, practices, and people.”

“The Evergreen certification represents a promise: we are here to stay. We are honored to join a tribe of distinguished, private companies who share our values. We envision a company that is built to last, serve, and thrive for generations to come,” said Pete Catoe, Founder and CEO of ECRS. “I’m proud of the steadfast commitment ECRS has demonstrated for more than 30 years: to our customers, the communities we operate in, and to each other.”

https://www.ecrs.com/resources/library/p/ecrs-achieves-certified-evergreen-company-status/

ECRS Ranked #1 for Grocers in 2020

Boone, NC: The rankings for the 2020 RIS Software LeaderBoard have been published. ECRS has taken the #1 spot as the lead technology vendor in the Grocery vertical, and ranked #2 among all retail software companies on the Top 20 Master List. This is the seventh consecutive year that ECRS has been ranked number one in the Grocery Vendor Leaders category.

Additionally, ECRS ranked number one in the following categories:

  • 2020 Customer Satisfaction for Grocery Vendors
  • 2020 Leaders in Overall Performance
  • 2020 Leaders in Technology Innovation
  • 2020 Leaders in Recommendation

In the hypercompetitive arena of 21st century retail, ECRS strives to provide retailers with the tools, community, and support needed for sustained success and maximal profits. ECRS’ unified transaction system, CATAPULT®, allows retailers to slash costly third party silos from unified commerce, while providing a seamless transaction experience across all retail touchpoints. The results of the 2020 RIS LeaderBoard demonstrate that ECRS is the clear choice for grocers and other retailers who seek an established, future-focused technology partner.

In this edition’s 51 ranking charts, ECRS was ranked within the top five spots in 26 categories, most notably:

  • #2 OVERALL for 2020 RIS Software LeaderBoard Top 20
  • #2 for 2020 Leaders in Quality of Support
  • #2 for 2020 Leaders in Quality of Service
  • #2 for 2020 Mid-Size Vendors
  • #2 for 2020 Broad Suite Vendor Leaders
  • #2 for 2020 Top Vendors in Retail Concentration
  • #3 for 2020 Leaders in Software Reliability
  • #3 for 2020 Leaders in Return on Investment
  • #4 for 2020 Leaders in Ease of Administration

The RIS Software LeaderBoard, produced by RIS News, is in its 19th year of publication and ranks leading software vendors based on user evaluations, breadth of technology suite, and revenue. Evaluations of ranked vendors are compiled from several hundred retailer voters. Evaluation forms are distributed and managed by an independent third-party firm, Litchfield Research. This ensures accuracy and integrity of final results.

https://www.ecrs.com/resources/library/p/ecrs-ranked-1-for-grocers-in-2020/

CARPINTERIA, Calif., (March 17, 2020) – Meatless meals are now becoming easier thanks to the launch of four  new delicious varieties of Native Forest® Organic Jackfruit from Edward & Sons Trading Co. In addition to their original beloved Native Forest® Organic Young Jackfruit, Native Forest® welcomes four amazing meatless alternatives to to its pre existing lineup of organic canned delicacies including:

  • Native Forest® Sodium Free Organic Young Jackfruit — Organic Young Jackfruit without sodium, you choose the flavor! Prepare and serve with your favorite recipes.
  • Native Forest® Barbecue Organic Young Jackfruit — A tasty take on your favorite BBQ dish, perfect for BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches!
  • Native Forest® Yellow Curry Organic Young Jackfruit — Your favorite yellow curry dish teams up with young jackfruit, just heat and serve!
  • Native Forest® Red Curry Organic Young Jackfruit — Meatless Monday? Organic Young Jackfruit in a tasty red curry sauce is the perfect addition, heat and serve with rice, yum!

All Native Forest® Young Jackfruit varieties are certified USDA organic, vegan and gluten-free.

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About Edward & Sons

Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. has been creating deliciously innovative vegetarian and vegan products with simple and wholesome ingredients for over 40 years. The first to introduce American consumers to organic coconut milk under its Native Forest® brand a decade ago, Edward & Sons has enjoyed an enviable track record of anticipating consumer demand. Beginning with Miso-Cup® instant soup and gluten-free Baked Brown Rice Snaps® in the 1970s, the company has earned a reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions. Edward & Sons Trading Company brands include Edward & Sons™, Let’s Do Gluten Free®, Let’s Do Organic®, More Than Fair®, Native Forest®, Nature Factor®, Road’s End Organics® and organic gluten free specialty sauces under the Premier Japan® and The Wizard's® brand names. Please visit www.edwardandsons.com to learn more.

Press Contact:

Kaitlin Davis — Edward & Sons Trading Co.

media@edwardandsons

CARPINTERIA, Calif., (March 17, 2020) – Edward & Sons Trading Co. is proud to announce the launch of its newest addition to their Native Forest line with Native Forest Cashewmilk Powder. To create Native Forest® Cashewmilk Powder we press fresh, raw cashews to extract their creamy cashewmilk. Adding only plant-based inulin with its prebiotic  benefits enables us to dry cashewmilk into this delicious and convenient powder. As a creamer, it dissolves beautifully when stirred into coffee or tea. Stir it thoroughly  into hot water to make a wonderful beverage you can enjoy on its own or poured over cereal. 

Native Forest Cashewmilk Powder is incredibly versatile! Blend it into your favorite smoothies or add it to curries, gravies, soups, sauces, salad dressings and sandwich spreads to enhance creamy goodness with a nutty nutritional boost! Native Forest Cashewmilk Powder does not require refrigeration (until it is blended with water), so it's the ideal travel companion. Enjoy it at campsites, in hotel rooms, offices and more! It's a member of the Edward & Sons' family of products, offering Convenience Without Compromise® since 1978. Available at www.edwardandsons.com with an SRP of $4.99.

Samples and high-resolution images are available upon request.

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About Edward & Sons

Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. has been creating deliciously innovative vegetarian and vegan products with simple and wholesome ingredients for over 40 years. The first to introduce American consumers to organic coconut milk under its Native Forest® brand a decade ago, Edward & Sons has enjoyed an enviable track record of anticipating consumer demand. Beginning with Miso-Cup® instant soup and gluten-free Baked Brown Rice Snaps® in the 1970s, the company has earned a reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions. Edward & Sons Trading Company brands include Edward & Sons™, Let’s Do Gluten Free®, Let’s Do Organic®, More Than Fair®, Native Forest®, Nature Factor®, Road’s End Organics® and organic gluten free specialty sauces under the Premier Japan® and The Wizard's® brand names. Please visit www.edwardandsons.com to learn more.

Press Contact:

Kaitlin Davis — Edward & Sons Trading Co.

media@edwardandsons

CARPINTERIA, Calif., (March 17, 2020) – The Gluten-free baking aisle now has endless options of flour thanks to three new additions of flour from Edward & Sons Trading Co. In addition to their original beloved Let’s Do Organic® line of gluten-free flours, Let’s Do Organic ® welcomes three innovative new gluten-free flours made from wholesome plant-based vegetables to to its pre existing lineup of gluten-free baking items including:

  • Let’s Do Organic® Sweet Potato Flour — Let's Do Organic® Sweet Potato Flour is a multi-purpose grain-free flour that brings subtle sweetness and flavor to your favorite recipes! The only ingredient is 100% organic sweet potatoes. Enjoy the indulgent taste and nutrient density of sweet potatoes in your favorite recipes as it's versatile and delicious.
  • Let’s Do Organic® Cassava Flour — Let's Do Organic Cassava Flour® is a whole food, grain free flour made from 100% organic cassava root. It imparts smooth texture and subtle, delicious flavor to your favorite recipes and is a 1:1 flour substitute, perfect for all your baking needs!
  • Let’s Do Organic® Chickpea Flour — Let's Do Organic® Chickpea Flour is created exclusively from organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Thanks to its nutrient density and the expanding interest in gluten free cooking, chickpea flour has become a staple throughout the world. It's a wonderful ingredient in a variety of baked goods and coatings, a beautiful binder in veggie burgers and a nutritious thickener in soups and sauces.

All Let’s Do Organic® Flour varieties are certified USDA organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher. Available on www.edwardandsons.com and in select retailers with a $4.99 SRP.

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About Edward & Sons

Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. has been creating deliciously innovative vegetarian and vegan products with simple and wholesome ingredients for over 40 years. The first to introduce American consumers to organic coconut milk under its Native Forest® brand a decade ago, Edward & Sons has enjoyed an enviable track record of anticipating consumer demand. Beginning with Miso-Cup® instant soup and gluten-free Baked Brown Rice Snaps® in the 1970s, the company has earned a reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions. Edward & Sons Trading Company brands include Edward & Sons™, Let’s Do Gluten Free®, Let’s Do Organic®, More Than Fair®, Native Forest®, Nature Factor®, Road’s End Organics® and organic gluten free specialty sauces under the Premier Japan® and The Wizard's® brand names. Please visit www.edwardandsons.com to learn more.

Press Contact:

Kaitlin Davis — Edward & Sons Trading Co.

media@edwardandsons

CARPINTERIA, Calif., (March 17, 2020) – As innovators in the vegetarian  industry for over 40 years, Edward & Sons Trading Co. is pleased to announce their new line of organic coconut latte instant beverage mixes! Having earned a  reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions, Edward & Sons® welcomes innovative organic coconut latte mixes to their pre existing lineup of convenient on-the-go foods.

Edward & Sons Coconut Latte’s are plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, non-gmo and kosher and will be available in Cocoa, Chai, Moringa, and Turmeric varieties. The latte mixes are dairy-free thanks to organic coconut milk powder and naturally sweetened with a touch of organic coconut sugar. Just add one tablespoon of Edward & Sons Coconut Latte Mix to hot water and just like magic you have yourself a coconut latte in a matter of seconds!

Available in April 2020 with a $6.99 SRP.

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About Edward & Sons

Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. has been creating deliciously innovative vegetarian and vegan products with simple and wholesome ingredients for over 40 years. The first to introduce American consumers to organic coconut milk under its Native Forest® brand a decade ago, Edward & Sons has enjoyed an enviable track record of anticipating consumer demand. Beginning with Miso-Cup® instant soup and gluten-free Baked Brown Rice Snaps® in the 1970s, the company has earned a reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions. Edward & Sons Trading Company brands include Edward & Sons™, Let’s Do Gluten Free®, Let’s Do Organic®, More Than Fair®, Native Forest®, Nature Factor®, Road’s End Organics® and organic gluten free specialty sauces under the Premier Japan® and The Wizard's® brand names. Please visit www.edwardandsons.com to learn more.

Press Contact:

Kaitlin Davis — Edward & Sons Trading Co.

media@edwardandsons

CARPINTERIA, Calif., (March 17, 2020) – Edward & Sons Trading Co., “The Coconut People” is proud to announce the newest addition to their beloved Native Forest Coconut Milk line with Native Forest® Organic Turmeric Coconut Milk. Native Forest® Organic Turmeric Coconut Milk has made cooking your favorite turmeric infused recipes easy peasy with no mess —  just two simple ingredients: organic coconut milk and turmeric — no more chopping turmeric and staining surfaces.

Simply add Native Forest® Organic Turmeric Coconut Milk into your favorite recipes, lending its creamy goodness to smoothies, non-dairy specialties like golden milk, and classic regional dishes like soups, curries, sauces, and more! Native Forest® Turmeric Coconut Milk is USDA Organic, contains NO guar gum or emulsifiers, kosher certified, and packed in a BPA Non-Intent Cans (BPA-NI). Available at www.edwardandsons.com with an SRP of $3.59.

Samples and high-resolution images are available upon request.

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About Edward & Sons

Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. has been creating deliciously innovative vegetarian and vegan products with simple and wholesome ingredients for over 40 years. The first to introduce American consumers to organic coconut milk under its Native Forest® brand a decade ago, Edward & Sons has enjoyed an enviable track record of anticipating consumer demand. Beginning with Miso-Cup® instant soup and gluten-free Baked Brown Rice Snaps® in the 1970s, the company has earned a reputation for great-tasting convenience foods that appeal to health-savvy mainstream consumers as well as those with dietary restrictions. Edward & Sons Trading Company brands include Edward & Sons™, Let’s Do Gluten Free®, Let’s Do Organic®, More Than Fair®, Native Forest®, Nature Factor®, Road’s End Organics® and organic gluten free specialty sauces under the Premier Japan® and The Wizard's® brand names. Please visit www.edwardandsons.com to learn more.

Press Contact:

Kaitlin Davis — Edward & Sons Trading Co.

media@edwardandsons

Baby Food Industry Veterans Launch Revolutionary, Clean Ingredient and Process, Plant-based Toddler Nutrition

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Else Nutrition, a game-changing developer and marketer of clean-ingredient, plant-based nutrition products, is launching its first commercial product this spring in the U.S. – following nearly seven years of research and development.  It's a next-generation, 100 percent plant-based, organic toddler nutrition made with a proprietary formulation of almonds, buckwheat, and tapioca. The globally-patented, toddler nutritional drink (toddler formula) tastes great, contains zero dairy or soy, and is free of gluten, hormones, antibiotics, palm oil, and corn syrups.

Else Nutrition Aims to Disrupt Baby and Child Nutrition with Plant-Based, Non-Dairy/Non-Soy Formulas More

The startup, founded by infant nutrition veterans, fills a market gap, with plant-based toddler nutrition (for ages 12-36 months) made with clean, whole ingredients from whole foods. The simple-to-use powder is the first in a planned line of whole-meal nutrition products from Else for children of ages ranging from infant to teens.

"As a mother, I know how passionate parents are to ensure that their children get all the nutrients they need for fundamental growth and development. We are providing a solution for millions of parents worldwide who are looking to change the way they feed their kids by offering a clean, safe, and nutritious, plant-based nutrition option. We've heard from thousands of parents worldwide that there's a need for something else – a real viable alternative," said Hamutal Yitzhak, Co-Founder and CEO of Else Nutrition Holdings Inc. Else is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and started trading on the Toronto stock exchange last June.

For nearly 120 years, the infant and toddler formula markets have been based on dairy and soy protein sources. Else prides itself on offering a real alternative. Else provides complete nutrition made from simple ingredients and a clean process. Else is plant-based, sustainable, organic, and vegan.

The plant-based toddler nutrition drink offers a full essential amino acid profile, and is a clean non-GMO source of protein, fully meeting the strictest regulatory requirements. Else's 'beyond organic' disruptive manufacturing processes include the transformation of whole plants, without using highly-processed extracts or derivatives, chemicals or high-fructose corn syrup.

Else's toddler nutrition will be sold initially in powder form, ready to drink in just seconds. It will be available online at elsenutrition.com for pre-ordering, with official sales starting later in Q2 at the same e-Store. Sales will also roll-out via Amazon, and at select specialty retailers by the summer of 2020. The suggested retail price is $35 for a 23.2 oz. powder canister.

Else's leaders and founders have held executive positions with the likes of Abbott Laboratories, and Materna (a leading baby formula producer, acquired by Nestlé). The company was born out of the personal quest of a caring grandfather seeking to find a solution for his granddaughter who suffered from severe baby formula allergies. The company's vision is to transform feeding for babies and families worldwide. Else aims to launch its plant-based infant formula in the coming years.  

For more information, visit: http://elsenutrition.com/pages/press or @elsenutrition on Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contact:

Jaclyn Finger

PR Manager at Sawtooth

jfinger@sawtoothgroup.com / 732-945-1052

Move Over Dairy, Oat Milk Just Hit the Chocolate Bar
by: Endangered Species Chocolate (#1545)

INDIANAPOLIS – Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC), the number one ranking premium natural chocolate brand, has modernized the milk chocolate bar by replacing dairy milk with oat milk in its new product line. The 3-ounce plant-based bar will be available exclusively nationwide at Whole Foods Market this month before launching with additional retailers in April. 

The Oat Milk Chocolate bar line includes three flavors: Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate, Oat Milk, Sea Salt & Almonds + Dark Chocolate and Oat Milk, Rice Crisp + Dark Chocolate.

“Our consumers really dictate where we take our new product lines,” said Whitney Bembenick, ESC’s Director of Innovation. “We saw the growing trend of milk alternative products available and we knew we needed to respond to market demand. We looked at all of the options — from almond to coconut milk — but nothing compared to the smooth, creamy taste that oat milk brought to the table. With a taste closest to cow’s milk combined with the health benefits of oat milk we knew we hit on something that was going to check off all the boxes for a healthier and tastier plant-based milk chocolate bar.”

All three bars contain 55 percent cocoa and are made only with real ingredients — no chemical compounds. The addition of oat milk coupled with the benefits of dark chocolate bring a healthier option to the marketplace. Compared to dairy milk, oat milk is lower in cholesterol and provides heart health benefits. In addition, each oat milk bar is certified vegan and gluten-free.

“Whole Foods Market is always looking for first-to-market innovation that will surprise and delight our customers, and ESC’s Oat Milk Chocolate Bars fit the bill with sustainably sourced, high-quality ingredients and a product that is absolutely delicious,” said Jason Krolikowski, Sr. Category Merchant of Candy and Functional Snacks for Whole Foods Market. “Oat milk is one of the hottest trends in our industry and we look forward to launching three exclusive oat milk flavors in our stores to offer consumers the taste of milk chocolate delivered in a creamy, delicious plant-based chocolate bar.” 

With more than 28 flavor varieties, ESC is not only focused on delivering high-quality ingredients but on its mission to support a sustainable eco-system that encourages habitat conservation and nurtures communities that enrich farmers and their families.

“Our oat milk chocolate bar line will continue our commitment to ethical trade and making a positive social impact,” said Curt Vander Meer, ESC CEO. “This new line will focus on educating consumers about three important species: the bumble bee, gorilla and zebra. Our hope is that this product will help get us closer to our goal of donating $1 million per year to our GiveBack partners.” 

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About Endangered Species Chocolate: Endangered Species Chocolate provides premium chocolates made with ethically sourced, high quality, and environmentally sustainable ingredients that not only taste good but do good. ESC dedicates 10% of annual net profits to supporting wildlife conservation, adding up to over $1.7M donated to their giveback partners in the last three years alone. Chocolate lovers know that when they buy an Endangered Species Chocolate product, they’re not only getting a delightful premium treat but also supporting a worthy mission. For more: chocolatebar.com.

Contact: Amy Crowley: 513-400-2813 

Madison, WI – Eurofins is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated business unit and the plans for a new state-of-the-art laboratory solely designed for testing services to support animal health companies from early product development through late-stage registration and marketed product support.

Eurofins Animal Health provides a wide variety of services including GxP analyzes on low level pharmaceutical compounds and animal feed; consultation and report generation for registering compounds with the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM); as well as a number of other services including but not limited to enzymatic activity in feed, active ingredient testing, plant tissue testing, stability testing, reference material testing, etc.

“Eurofins is excited to create a focused business unit and new facility to support the needs of the animal health industry,” said Ross Gulotta, President, Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation. “We know that GMP and GLP studies can be costly, time-consuming, and put a strain on product development resources. We help our clients balance their internal lab’s capacity and capabilities whether they seek short or long-term solutions.”

The new business and laboratory enable Eurofins to expand its capabilities to support animal health companies to get their products to market faster.

Company Description:

Eurofins provides integrated solutions that span the entire food, feed, and supplement product life cycles. From concept to commercialization, Eurofins delivers integrated testing, consulting, and development services including potency, nutritional, contaminant analysis, food safety testing, consulting, and training. Our global network is composed of diverse teams of leading food, feed, and supplement scientists who provide a broad range of resources, experience, and expertise that enable our customers to bring innovative, sustainable, safe products to market, faster.

For more information contact:

Ben Abel

+1 (317) 315-2025

BenAbel@eurofinsUS.com

Supernola’s line of delicious, nutrient dense superfood clusters are now available for purchase in Walgreens and Giant Food stores across the nation.

(Milwaukee.) February 10, 2020 -- Supernola, the leader in mindful snacking, launches nationally with their line of organic and plant-based clusters made with thoughtfully selected superfoods, fruits, tree nuts and seeds. Created with the mission to make the healthy option the easy option, Supernola’s line of mouth-watering snacks incorporate the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. Supernola can now be found in Walgreens and Giant Food stores across the nation.

Founder, Cindy Poiesz, created Supernola as her secret weapon during her long workdays in investment banking. She became obsessed with marrying clean, whole food ingredients and superfoods with bold, delicious flavors so that her snack had everything she wanted. The mainstream expansion of their convenient, nutrient-dense clusters, poises Supernola to become your go-to everyday snack.

According to Poiesz, “Unlike the saturated bar market, Supernola believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between nutritious and delicious; we’ve created a snack that has mouth-watering flavor in a unique and portable pack, while only using the absolute best, purposeful ingredients to make the healthy choice the easy choice for consumers. Whether you’re at the office, on your way to the gym or sitting down for your morning breakfast, Supernola provides your body with nutrient-dense, sustained energy in one convenient on-the-go pack.”

In an effort to provide consumers easy access to their superfood snacks, Supernola has partnered with Walgreens and Giant foods, making their organic, plant-based clusters available in over 6,500 Walgreens store locations nationally and over 150 Giant Food stores in the Washington D.C, Maryland and Virginia area. “We’re excited to work with these forward-thinking retailers to help round out their snack portfolio with Supernola’s line of nutrient dense superfood clusters,” said Poiesz. “Now, with the addition of Supernola, consumers visiting Walgreens and Giant Food stores won’t have to choose between nutritious and delicious when looking for an on-the-go snack.” 

Suited for all snacking occasions, formulated to be easy on digestion and packed with exotic superfoods and other nutrient dense ingredients, Supernola’s clusters strike a balance between living a healthy, active lifestyle and enjoying the food you eat. Their certified organic, plant-based, grain free and certified paleo on-the-go clusters are an alternative to single serve energy/snack bars and act as a multifunctional snack for any occasion.

Available in six delicious flavors - Banana Nut Crunch, Dark Chocolate Nut Crunch, Dragon Fruit Lemon Zest, Honey Sweet Goji, Triple Berry Vanilla and Pineapple Ginger Fusion - all of Supernola’s clusters are certified organic, certified paleo, grain free, plant based, dairy free and non-GMO.

Supernola recently closed a Series A investment round for an undisclosed amount with Midwest-based investors.

You can learn more about Supernola at https://www.eatsupernola.com/.

ABOUT SUPERNOLA

Created for consumers who crave high-quality food to nourish their bodies, Supernola’s mission is to actively create a better world through better food that is nutrient-dense delicious and convenient. Founded by Cindy Poiesz, she believes better food is the first step towards better well-being, and it should taste pretty darn good too. 

Supernola is part of parent company, EVOLVE Brands, whose mission is to make the world a better place through food that is nutrient-dense, delicious and at-your-fingertips handy.

For media queries, please contact: Alex Luckey, alex@prezzroom.com

Koochikoo expands line of organic, sugar-free candies
by: Excel Trade ~ Koochikoo (#5135)

The World's First Organic, Sugar Free Lollipops & Drops

(Seattle, WA) – JUST SAY “NO” ~ to sugar that is! Koochikoo® is proudly the world’s first and only organic, sugar free, fiber rich line of candy. Making their sweet splash at Expo West are two new delightful candy drops in tangy lemon-lime and refreshing peppermint. Koochikoo® is confident the new candy drops will be show-stoppers just like the lollipops, which were nominated “Best New Product” at SIAL Paris, the world’s largest food show, and a NEXTY Finalist at Expo West 2018.

With four years of R&D behind it, Koochikoo® candies are sweetened with organic plant based prebiotic fiber that delivers a soft sweetness similar to honey and a whopping 3-5 grams of fiber per piece. These sweet treats are also keto friendly with only one net carb, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, Kosher and are also low in calories.

Deliberately packaged as “no sugar added,” Koochikoo® is changing the way the world feels about

“sugar free”, which is typically associated with food that lacks good taste and is loaded with

questionable ingredients. “With diabetes, obesity, hyperactivity, tooth decay and related health

concerns on the rise, peoples' relationship with sugar is undergoing a significant paradigm shift.

We are leading the way by offering a sweet indulgence without sugar,” says Sally Cox, aka Grandma Sal and CEO of Koochikoo®.

The origin of the Koochikoo® branding comes from a Native American dialect meaning “tickle.” Sally adds, “It's a dream come true to be pioneering innovative, great tasting, sugar-free AND functional candy that makes people smile! People can’t believe the lollipops are made without sugar,” says Sally.

The founder, Grandma Sal, has been an organic foodie for over three decades. Yep… one of

those “hippies that had to get a real job”, she’s been a cheerleader for the organic food movement in international sales for leading organic brands. With increased legislation, labeling and taxation on sugar based products and with heightened consumer awareness of the negative impact sugar has on wellness, there is  a persistent call from her customers around the world asking for organic, sugar-free products. Her calling was clear: she had to do something about the dismal state of sugar-free candy. Voila, Koochikoo®!

In keeping with its “smile” theme, Koochikoo® is proud to support Smile Train®, empowering

medical professionals to provide free cleft palate surgery for children around the world.

For further information please visit us online at www.koochikoo.net.

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   Yaniv@extrawhitegold.com                Extra White Gold Plant-Based & Vegan BREAKTHROUGH FORMULA Brings Sugar Free Keto & Gluten Free products

Alpharetta, Georgia – Chef Einat Mazor announces Extra White Gold. The Keto & gluten-free mixes feature a unique combination of protein and fibers in its breakthrough formula. The mixes are grain-free, soy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free certified, plant-based, vegan-friendly, and diabetic friendly. The Keto mixes use easy to follow instructions on the packaging

According to Chef Mazor, “My team and I spent years in the lab experimenting with natural ingredients that strictly adhere to clean food guidelines. Our pursuit of using only Non-GMO ingredients is also now pending certification.” All Extra White Gold products are free from allergens including wheat, soy, grains, fish, shellfish, dairy, and eggs.  The flours are gluten-free certified and have no preservatives. In addition, they are certified kosher.  

Extra White Gold™ gluten-free flours & mixes line is free from eight common allergens, vegan, plant-based, and sugar-free. The flour blends work one to one with one’s regular recipes. With these blends, the baker will be able to make all kinds of pastries, including pizzas, bread rolls, cakes, cookies, and croissants

About Better Foods Jeyer, LLC:

Better Foods is a woman-owned manufacturer of gluten-free and Keto flours and blends based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Chef Einat Mazor was born near the Mediterranean, where seasonal, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables flourish. She formed a strong connection to food and cooking at an early age. This passion shaped her life and career. Although she went on to earn her BA in science from Tel Aviv University, and MA in business, and worked for a time in the corporate world, she never gave up on her dream of owning a catering place of her own. The twist in her career was triggered by one of her children, who was diagnosed with celiac disease. Mazor became a certified chef at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and later also a pastry chef. In her capacity as a culinary consultant, Mazor created a series of healthy and gluten-free meal options for El-Al, Israel's airline. Chef Mazor regularly teaches several classes at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York   www.extrawhitegold.com 

-Our Keto Mixes line Keto Brownie mix - Zero gr net carbs. Sugar Free. Grain Free. Plant Based. 8 Oz Keto Pizza & Bread Mix – 3 gr net carbs. Sugar Free. Grain Free. Plant Based. 8.26 Oz Keto Pancake & Waffle Mix – 3 gr net carbs. Sugar Free. Grain Free. Plant Based. 8.5 Oz

Findings of this study demonstrate Farlong Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng extract supplementation has a positive influence on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease

Walnut, CA – Farlong Pharmaceutical, a vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, released clinical trial results from a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel study on one hundred healthy adults to determine the effect of Farlong NotoGinseng™ (Farlong Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng extract) on cholesterol and blood pressure, conducted December 2016 through June 2019.

The findings of this study demonstrate that Farlong NotoGinseng™ (Farlong Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng extract) supplementation is well tolerated and has a positive influence on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing blood pressure and selectively increasing HDL-C.

Sponsored by Farlong Pharmaceutical and conducted by KGK Science, Inc., the primary objective was the difference in serum LDL-C from baseline to week 12 between Farlong NotoGinseng™ and placebo after 12 weeks of supplementation. The secondary objectives were the difference in serum LDL-C, blood pressure, triglycerides, HDL-C, total cholesterol and in endothelial vasodilation as measured by the EndoPAT from baseline to week eight and week 12 between Farlong NotoGinseng™ and placebo.

Over a 12-week period, the participants were given one serving (two capsules) of the investigational product or placebo to take orally at the same time every day, 30 minutes before a meal for 84 days.

The results showed a significant decrease in serum LDL-C in Farlong NotoGinseng™ group from baseline to week eight. LDL Cholesterol is sometimes called the “bad” cholesterol because a high LDL level leads to a buildup of cholesterol in people’s arteries. There was a slight increase in serum HDL-C following 12 weeks of supplementation with Farlong NotoGinseng™. HDL (high-density lipoproteins) cholesterol is the “good” cholesterol. There were also within-group decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

The placebo group had increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressures and a decrease in serum HDL-C. Clinicians suggest that if left unaddressed, these participants may progress to a disease state, and even a small reduction in blood pressure is clinically meaningful in populations at risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.

To review the full clinical study and results, please contact info@farlong.com or (888) 327-5664.

Farlong NotoGinseng™ is designed to help maintain normal health of the cardiovascular system. The capsule consists of highly concentrated pharmaceutical grade Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng extract, containing high potency notoginsenoside R1, ginsenoside Rb1, ginsenoside Rg1, which are the most active components along with other minor ginsenosides, such as ginsenoside Rd, Re, Rb2 and Rg3, ext. to nutritionally support healthy heart function, blood circulation, and performance.

For more than 20 years, Farlong has created products using natural and herbal ingredients to promote a healthy and natural life, focusing on top quality ingredients and ancient Chinese roots. Farlong produces Panax Notoginseng from seed to shelf, beginning at their 6,000-acre GAP farm located in Yunnan Province, where 75% of world’s medicinal botanicals originate from. The geographical area of the farm’s location is known for harvesting specific medicinal Chinese herbs, proven to benefit the health and improvement for a variety of health conditions. Farlong combines traditional processing methods with the most advanced techniques, ensuring that all decoction ingredients are transferred to full-spectrum concentrated ingredients while achieving greater levels of stability and effectiveness.

About Farlong Pharmaceutical: 

Since 1998, Farlong Pharmaceutical has combined ancient Oriental medicine and modern technology to create a line of natural and safe products that promote a healthy life. Farlong is a vertically integrated herbal ingredient and supplement company with its own GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certified cultivation base, cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice), certified manufacturing facilities and distribution channels for its unique and effective ingredients and formulas, including InnerPure® for colon detoxing, Lifeflower® breviscapine for cognitive health,  Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™ extract for heart health and AstaBest™ Astaxanthin for antioxidant nutrition. For more information, visit Farlong.com for supplements and 300+ ingredients, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ingredients cultivated at Farlong Pharmaceutical’s proprietary 6,000-acre GAP farm in Yunnan Province, China

Walnut, CA – Farlong Pharmaceutical, a vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation status for its ingredients Lifeflower® Breviscapine and Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™ extract.

Lifeflower® Breviscapine, an active flavonoid component extracted from Erigeron Breviscapus, contains more than 90 percent of scutellarin. Scutellarin has been shown to enhance memory, cognitive function and brainhealth; increase brain circulation; and promote the development of new blood vessels. A series of safety studies were conducted, and the expert panel committee concluded that Lifeflower® breviscapine manufactured consistent with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) is GRAS based on scientific procedures for use as an ingredient in yogurt, nutritional bars, smoothies at 84 mg per serving, and dietary supplements at 200 mg per person per day.

Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng Extract, extracted from Panax Notoginsengroots, contains more than 75 percent of total saponins, such as notoginsenoside R1, ginsenoside Rg1, Ginsenoside Re, Ginsenoside Rb1 and Ginsenoside Rd. Notoginseng saponins have been shown to enhance heartand brain health, maintain normal cholesterol levels, improve physical performance and stamina, help reduce fatigue, promote radiant skin, and increase heart and brain circulation. Scientific studies led the expert panel committee to conclude that Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™extract manufactured consistent with cGMP is GRAS based on scientific procedures for use as an ingredient in sports beverage, yogurt, nutritional bars, smoothies, chocolates and dietary supplements at 200 mg per person per day.

For more than 20 years, Farlong has created products using natural and herbal ingredients to promote a healthy and natural life, focusing on top quality ingredients and ancient Chinese roots. Farlong produces formulas from seed to shelf, beginning at their 6,000-acre GAP farm located in Yunnan Province, where the soil acidity, sunlight, temperature, rainfall, pressure and altitude enable Erigeron Breviscapusand Panax Notoginseng to yield the most optimal active components. The geographical area of the farm’s location is known for harvesting specific medicinal Chinese herbs, proven to benefit the health and improvement for a variety of health conditions. Farlong combines traditional processing methods with the most advanced techniques, ensuring that all decoction ingredients are transferred to full-spectrum concentrated ingredients while achieving greater levels of stability and effectiveness.

About Farlong Pharmaceutical:

Since 1998, Farlong Pharmaceutical combined ancient Oriental medicine and modern technology to create a line of natural and safe products that promote a healthy life. Farlong is a vertically integrated herbal ingredient and supplement company with its own GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certified cultivation base, cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice), certified manufacturing facilities and distribution channels for its unique and effective ingredients and formulas, including InnerPure® for colon detoxing, Lifeflower® breviscapine for cognitive health,  Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™ for heart health and AstaBest™ Astaxanthin for antioxidant nutrition. For more information, visit Farlong.com for supplements and farlong.us for 300+ ingredients, and follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

All-natural supplement found to nourish blood, relieve fatigue, improve  immunity and promote radiant skin

Walnut, CA – Farlong Pharmaceutical, a vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, recently released a new product, Steamed Notoginseng Powder. The dietary supplement is found to nourish blood, relieve fatigue, improve immunity and promotes radiant skin, according to clinical studies.

Farlong’s Steamed Notoginseng Powder has received the first 7S Authentic Herbal Medicine Certification in China. The quality control is traceable from seed to final product, as raw materials are planted in "YunSanQi" GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certified cultivation base and processed with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified deep cleaning and manufacturing technologies, avoiding the loss of active ingredients. Pesticides and heavy metal residues of the product meet the U.S. and international standards. The suggested dosage is 3g once or twice daily with warm water, preferably before a meal.

When referring to notoginseng, Chinese herbalists and experts often say “Sheng da shu bu” in Mandarin. “Sheng da” means that when used in raw form, it can stop bleeding and promote blood circulation, dilated swelling, support heart function and relieve pain. “Shu bu” means that steamed notoginseng can help nourish and replenish blood, and tonify health while improving immunity.

Studies have shown that the components isolated from notoginseng currently contain more than 80 kinds of saponins, flavonoids, volatile oils, amino acids, polysaccharides, starches, proteins, and other nutrients. After being steamed, the composition of these nutrients change to some extent, causing the health benefits to decrease sequentially. Alternatively, steamed notoginseng has protective effects on blood cells and platelets, and also has a positive effect on the proliferation of multifunctional hematopoietic stem cells, helping nourish the blood. It also can improve immunity, enhance physical fitness and relieve fatigue. Steamed notoginseng contains antioxidants and may promote skin blood circulation, regulate endocrine and reduce pigmentation and other unwanted symptoms.

For more than 20 years, Farlong has created products using natural and herbal ingredients to promote a healthy and natural life, focusing on top quality ingredients and ancient Chinese roots. Farlong produces formulas from seed to shelf, beginning at their 6,000-acre GAP farm located in Yunnan Province. The geographical area of the farm’s location is known for harvesting specific medicinal Chinese herbs, proven to benefit the health and improvement for a variety of health conditions. Farlong combines traditional processing methods with the most advanced techniques, ensuring that all decoction ingredients are transferred to full-spectrum concentrated ingredients while achieving greater levels of stability and effectiveness.

About Farlong Pharmaceutical:

Since 1998, Farlong Pharmaceutical combined ancient Oriental medicine and modern technology to create a line of natural and safe products that promote a healthy life. Farlong is a vertically integrated herbal ingredient and supplement company with its own GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certified cultivation base, cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice), certified manufacturing facilities and distribution channels for its unique and effective ingredients and formulas, including InnerPure® for colon detoxing, Lifeflower® breviscapine for cognitive health,  Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™ for heart health and AstaBest™ Astaxanthin for antioxidant nutrition. For more information, visit Farlong.com for supplements and 300+ ingredients, and follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Federal Equipment Company – Covid-19 Preparedness
by: Federal Equipment Company (#4482)

Until recently, the business buzzword, “disruption” has been more often associated with challenging an established industry standard with a new technology or innovation.1 This definition of disruption considers bold technology moves and new business models that lead to dramatic changes within the impacted industry. However, Webster’s defines disruption as “a break or interruption in the normal course or continuation of some activity, process, etc.”2 At this moment, everyone is considering the traditional, Webster’s version of “disruption” applied to their business.

Here’s what Federal Equipment Company is doing to prepare during this time of disruption:

Federal Equipment Company has taken precautions and continues to operate.

  • Employees who can work remotely are doing so and are still available through regular communication channels – all phone numbers, emails, chat, etc. remain good contact information.
  • Our warehouse, workshop and logistics operations, while practicing social distancing, continue to process inbound inventory as well as outbound deliveries.
  • Techceuticals is available to respond to any solid-dose production questions including defect analysis and troubleshooting.

Capital Equipment Supply Chain

  • We have 1,000’s of items of equipment available for your business, ready for delivery.
  • Procure additional capacity to meet demand for your goods.
  • Source replacements for problem equipment that cause down-time in your facility.
  • Proactively source back-up equipment for critical process, packaging and facility systems.
  • Buy stand-by, electric generators in the event of power failures that could disrupt your production systems.

No travel, no problem.

  • Contact your sales rep to schedule video conferencing to discuss inventory including equipment inspections and testing.

Parts Supply Chain

  • We keep an inventory of parts related to solid dose manufacturing equipment, primarily tablet presses. If you are trying to source a key part for your tablet press, please contact us to see whether we can find you a suitable, used part for your tablet press.

References:

  1. https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/disruptive-technology-examples
  2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disruption

Final, the company behind FinalStraw, is excited to announce its second product, FinalWipe—a multipurpose reusable wipe made from soft, highly absorbent, antimicrobial material.

“At Final, our mission is to create reusable, responsibly made products that reduce waste and solve a problem for our customers,” said Emma Rose Cohen, CEO and Founder of Final. “As the world changed around us the team sought to move forward with an innovative solution that was relevant and create FinalWipe, an item that we believed would make lives better.”

FinalWipe, designed to replace single-use sanitizing wipes, paper towels, paper napkins, and more, launches on Kickstarter today. The reusable wipes will be made from bamboo, infused with antimicrobial silver ions, and can be used wet or dry. Each kit will include CleanTabs—effervescent tablets that create a sanitizing solution when combined with water. Soak a FinalWipe in the solution to watch it become a reusable alternative to single-use sanitizing wipes. CleanTab eliminates the cost and environmental impact of shipping water-based cleaning solutions across the globe.

Available in two sizes, an aesthetically-pleasing counter container for in-home use or a convenient travel case created for on-the-go cleaning. The travel case has three compartments: one to hold clean wipes, one to hold used wipes, and one with a spray nozzle to hold the CleanTab solution.

Americans toss 51,000 trees worth of paper towels and flush approximately 270,000 trees daily. It’s time to stop flushing our forests and sanitize sustainably. FinalWipe is available on Kickstarter starting at $20. The campaign runs through May 15, 2020.

About Final: The Final Co. LLC, DBA Final, launched FinalStraw, the world’s first reusable, collapsible straw, on Kickstarter in 2018. Final is on a mission to create reusable, responsibly made products that reduce the need for single-use products, empower individuals to change their buying habits, and raise awareness about the impacts of our everyday decisions.

©2020 The Final Co. LLC. All rights reserved. Final’s products and all Final logos, trademarks, and images are the property of The Final Co. LLC.

In the midst of challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, Final, a small female-led company sought a relevant, mission-based solution to declining sales. The team found hope for the future as they launched a new product called FinalWipe—a multipurpose reusable wipe made from soft, highly absorbent, antimicrobial material.

At a time when sanitation and limited resources are a concern, Final was inspired to find a solution for the future. The team decided it was the right moment to pivot and find a way to make a difference.

Final launched FinalWipe on Kickstarter on March 31 and gained immediate traction. The project was fully funded, at $50,000, in less than eight hours. It went on to raise an additional $30,000, for a total of $80,000, by the end of the first day.

“As we watched this global crisis unfold, I turned to my team to find a solution that would resonate with the community and also stay true to our mission as a company, ” said Emma Rose Cohen, CEO and Founder of Final. “FinalWipe is a product that was born in response to current issues and will have a place in the sustainable world for years to come.”

Final has several additional products slated for release in 2020.

About Final: The Final Co. LLC, DBA Final, launched FinalStraw, the world’s first reusable, collapsible straw, on Kickstarter in 2018. Final is on a mission to create reusable, responsibly made products that reduce the need for single-use products, empower individuals to change their buying habits, and raise awareness about the impacts of our everyday decisions.

©2020 The Final Co. LLC. All rights reserved. Final’s products and all Final logos, trademarks, and images are the property of The Final Co. LLC.

APPLETON, WI. February 21, 2020 - Flair Flexible Packaging is introducing its latest Real Touch innovation, a tactile packaging solution for high-impact shelf differentiation, at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 3-7, 2020 (booth #N916). Using Flair’s proprietary texturization process, Real Touch supplements visual impact by adding a tactile dimension to brand packaging designs. Specially engineered to deliver a true experience, Real Touch enables brands to create another layer of connection with their consumers.

Flair’s Real Touch has been developed for both food and nonfood applications, and is currently available in premade formats, including stand up pouches and other popular formats, as well as Flair’s ENVi Recyclable, enabling brands to enhance shelf appeal and meet sustainability goals at the same time. Technical engineering and custom design consultations are available for rollstock products to ensure high-quality presentation and performance. A flexible solution for any brand competing on the shelf, Real Touch may be applied to the entire surface or combined with a glossy effect to align with any brand designs, delivering a premium look without the premium pricing.

Real Touch solutions may also include features such as high clarity windows in custom shapes, locations and sizes, as well as freshness features such as zippers and valves. The first offer within Flair’s tactile packaging program, Real Touch empowers brands to meet evolving consumer demands while achieving the exceptional shelf differentiation they desire.

About Flair Flexible Packaging

For more than 26 years, Flair Flexible Packaging has served brand owners with transformative packaging solutions. The makers of LiDynamics®, FlairPak®, PLATINUM™ and ENVi™, Flair's facilities and teams in Wisconsin and Washington in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Korea serve industry innovators in the fields of food and beverage, tea and coffee, health and beauty, pet care, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden, as well as medical, industrial and chemical services and production. Flair Flexible Packaging collaborates with brand owners to internalize a brand's values and represent them in the marketplace with skill and confidence through effective, eye-catching packaging solutions. Flair is distinctive for its complete research and development capabilities, including colorful, crisp and dimensional up-to-10-color reverse rotogravure printing; global production and comprehensive logistics; proven Brand Color Management program; and certified GFSI and FSSC 22000 food safety credentials. Learn more at FlairPackaging.com.

Flair Adds New Versatile Film Offering to LiDynamics Lidding Film Program
by: Flair Flexible Packaging Corporation (#N916)

ESPT221-67 is the newest addition to Flair Flexible Packaging's growing LiDynamics Lidding Film program marketed under the TruPeel brand of products. This new 

versatile structure offers high barrier properties in a peelable format and is suitable for packaging products such as dips, sauces, soups, condiments and other specialty prepared convenience meals. 

Especially suited for high pressure pasteurization (HPP) processes, ESPT221-67 offers superior oxygen and moisture barriers post HPP processing due to the special construction of the film composition. Additionally, ESPT221-67 carries high clarity characteristics and seals through contamination under a wide range of temperatures. The film is offered as a stock offering available with quick lead time and superior customer service. It can also be printed using Flair's high quality rotogravure printing technologies for superior graphics.

LiDynamics Offers Both Convenience and Innovation

Flair Flexible Packaging's LiDynamics Lidding Film program offers food processors the convenience of lidding film options to meet nearly any application from a single packaging partner. These films are engineered by a dynamic and innovative team of packaging engineers housed in Flair's Calgary, Canada operation. LiDynamics currently offers over 20 types of lidding films with a broad scope of performance characteristics under its TruSeal, TruPeel and RePeel brands that meet nearly any tray or cup lidding application.

About Flair Flexible Packaging

For more than 26 years, Flair Flexible Packaging has served brand owners with transformative packaging solutions. The makers of LiDynamics®, FlairPak®, PLATiNUM™, and ENVi™, Flair's facilities and teams in Wisconsin and Washington in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Korea serve industry innovators in the fields of food and beverage, tea and coffee, health and beauty, pet food, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden, as well as medical, industrial and chemical services and production.

Flair Flexible Packaging collaborates with brand owners to internalize a brand's values and represent them in the marketplace with skill and confidence through effective, eye-catching packaging solutions. Flair is distinctive for its complete research and development capabilities, including colorful, crisp and dimensional up-to-10-color reverse rotogravure printing; global production and comprehensive logistics; proven Brand Color Management program; and Certified GFSI and FSSC 22000 food safety credentials. Learn more at FlairPackaging.com.

 ANAHEIM, CA (February 27, 2020) – Fody™ Food Co., the leading low FODMAP food company bringing back the joy in eating to IBS sufferers, will debut its line of onion- and garlic-free products in all new consumer-friendly packaging at Natural Products Expo West, March 3-7, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The new packaging is easily recognizable to help guide customers with or without gut troubles to Fody’s delicious line of Monash-certified low FODMAP, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO foods.

Fody Foods’ rollout of new packaging marks an important step in the company’s evolution to help people with digestive troubles easily live and eat life to the fullest. Two of the greatest triggers of IBS, or digestive distress, and bloating are onion and garlic. Starting this spring, and leading into the summer months, Fody Foods will be rolling out ‘No Onion, No Garlic’ neck tags across the U.S. to help shoppers identify the company’s gut-friendly, bloat-free foods and make healthy eating less worrisome and more wholesome for everyone.

“The foods we eat determine our gut health,” said Steven J. SInger, founder and CEO of Fody Foods. “At Fody Foods we want Americans to still be able to enjoy all the foods they love but without the digestive distress. Our new packaging, which we will be introducing at Expo West, helps takes the guesswork out of identifying products without triggering ingredients like onion and garlic. We look forward to sharing our new look at the show and continuing to educate people about how to find symptom-relief from following a low-FODMAP diet.”

Helping those who silently suffer from food-related troubles has been a lifelong passion of Singer’s. 50 million Americans suffer from IBS or IBS related symptoms, a statistic that drives Singer’s innovation in the food space. Prior to founding Fody Foods, Singer realized there was a hole in the market for gluten-free foods to help people suffering with Celiac disease or gluten allergies, which led to his founding of Glutino, one of the largest gluten-free food brands in the world today.

Alongside helping those who struggle with food-related troubles, Fody Foods recently became B Corp Certified, further solidifying the company’s mission to positively impact the world we live in. As part of a global community seeking to use their business as a source for good, Fody Foods produces high-quality products while considering the impact it has its workers, customers, suppliers and the environment at large. With an expertise in developing healthy, low-FODMAP culinary solutions, the company’s B Corp status is a testament to its ongoing assessment and innovation to ensure overall brand integrity.

Samples of Fody Foods’ delicious line of easy to digest, bloat-free products will be available at booth #5731 and are slated to hit national grocery chains this spring in their new, eye-catching packaging. All Fody Foods products are certified by Monash University, the creators of the low FODMAP diet. The products are made with high-quality, thoughtfully sourced and non-GMO ingredients, and are also free from gluten and lactose.

Expo West will take place March 3-7, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 Katella Avenue. The newly packaged products will be available nationally starting this spring. For more information on Fody Foods and to find it at a store near you, visit www.fodyfoods.com. For more information on the show, visit www.expowest.com.

About Fody Food Co. Fody™ Food Co. is committed to bringing back the joy in eating for the more than 45 million people suffering with IBS and other digestive discomforts. Fody is a one-stop shop for delicious, low FODMAP, gut-friendly products in a variety of categories including salsas, snack bars, sauces, condiments, dressings and seasonings. Fody Foods became a certified B Corp in 2020. To purchase products and for tips and recipes for living a low FODMAP lifestyle, visit fodyfoods.com.

Fairfield, IA (February 20, 2020) – FoodChain ID, one of the world’s leading food safety, testing, and sustainability organizations, is now the exclusive certifying body for the U.S. Hemp AuthorityTM [USHA] Certification seal.

USHA Certification helps farmers, product manufacturers, marketers, and retailers secure mainstream market share by appealing to consumer and trade concerns about the veracity of product claims and serves to legitimize the evolving Hemp/CBD consumer product category.

“With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp’s extracts such as CBD with a THC level of not more than 0.3 percent- (as distinct from marijuana), are no longer illegal controlled substances under federal law and are becoming more prevalent in food, beverage, and health and wellness,” said Mark Dabroski, senior vice president, commercial services.

“Hemp seed oil and protein markets have been increasing exponentially over the last decade,” noted Dabroski. “With the category’s expected growth at a 46% CAGR to reach $2.8B by 2023[1], the need for self-regulation and transparency are critical.”

According to USHA President Marielle Weintraub, “The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is our industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices, and self-regulation, giving consumers an easy way to identify hemp-derived products that can be trusted. We are striving for ingredient transparency and truth in labeling.”

In an effort funded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and joined by organizations such as the Hemp Industries Association®, industry-leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories, agronomists, and quality assessors, USHA developed comprehensive guidance for growers, processors/manufacturers, and brand owners of ingestible and cosmetic hemp products. Participants are licensed to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority after meeting stringent self-regulatory standards, passing an independent third-party audit, and entering into a Licensing Agreement.

Weintraub noted that the organization’s standards and practices are consistently updated and improved. A public session on the effort will be held at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West on March 2nd in Anaheim, CA.

Widely recognized for the development, implementation, and marketing of the highly recognized Non-GMO Project Verification labeling standard, FoodChain ID offers specialized services for the food, beverage, ingredient and food component (i.e. grain) industries, spanning the entire food supply chain and is also a leader in USDA Organic certification.

“As consumers increasingly demand to know what is in the foods and products they buy, our suite of testing and verification services helps meet this demand,” says Dabroski.

About FoodChain ID

The FoodChain ID Group, with operations across North & South America, Europe, and Asia,  is a market-leading platform dedicated to providing the food industry a technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions. Serving more than 30,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification, and consulting services, the FoodChain ID Group’s holistic solutions ensure the safety and quality of the entire food supply chain against a backdrop of increasingly complex regulations and heightened consumer requirements, including safety, transparency, authenticity, health, and sustainability that define the “New Food Economy.”

FoodChain ID is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory known for consistently accurate test results and standard 3-days-turn-around time. Services for the hemp/CBD market include testing for CBD profile, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, and terpenes.  Additional services for hemp/CBD include GFSI (including SQF, BRC & Global GAP), USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verification. These services will be featured at FoodChain ID’s booth at Natural Products Expo West, Booth 2177, March 5-7, 2020.

[1] Nutrition Business Journal

CONTACT: Ann Willets

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(732) 751-4545

DEERFIELD, Ill. and CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FoodChain ID (“FoodChain ID”), a Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC portfolio company and a market-leading platform dedicated to providing technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions, today announced that it has acquired Diversified Laboratories, LLC (“Diversified”), an analytical laboratory specializing in the detection of pesticide, chemical and antibiotic residues and quality measurements in food and animal feed products.

Based in Chantilly, Virginia and founded in 1977, Diversified is a USDA Accredited and ISO 17025 Certified laboratory specializing in the rapid detection and reporting of more than 600 types of pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, antibiotics, mycotoxins, and many other chemical contaminants in human food and animal feed products. Diversified’s state-of-the-art facility is the only independent laboratory in the United States that is USDA accredited for chlorinated hydrocarbons and PCB testing. The company has long-standing relationships across a diverse customer base including major poultry, animal feed and food ingredient suppliers in the U.S.

Brad Riemenapp, Chief Executive Officer of FoodChain ID, said, “The acquisition of Diversified enables FoodChain ID to provide a more comprehensive contaminants testing solution while offering our customers industry-leading turnaround times. Diversified brings a complementary set of expertise and capabilities that expand our market-leading portfolio of broader technology-enabled solutions and accelerates FoodChain ID’s strategic innovation initiatives. We look forward to working closely with Peter and his team to serve customers and drive growth in the new food economy.”

Peter Kendrick, Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Laboratories, said, “We believe the combination with FoodChain ID will enable us to expand our customer base globally, develop new testing methodologies, and enhance our technical capabilities. As part of FoodChain ID, we will be able to offer testing solutions across the food supply chain and will offer services that are even more comprehensive to our customers. I want to thank our employees for their commitment to innovation and hard work over the last 40+ years, which has helped us get to where we are today. We are excited about the opportunities we see with FoodChain ID to grow our business and build on our record of serving our customers.”

About FoodChain ID The FoodChain ID Group has operations across North & South America, Europe and Asia and provides integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 30,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification, and consulting services, the FoodChain ID Group helps companies navigate the increasingly regulated global food economy demanding higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability.

About Diversified For over 40 years, Diversified has been an independent USDA Accredited and ISO 17025 Certified analytical laboratory specializing in the detection of pesticide and other chemical residues in food and feed products. By providing complete pesticide and PCB residue monitoring and testing solutions, and by being up-to-date with constantly changing regulations, Diversified helps its clients comply with legal and regulatory requirements to protect their business. Diversified’s experienced staff and advanced technology provides its clients with cost-effective, rapid and accurate results.

About Paine Schwartz Partners A global leader in sustainable food chain investing, Paine Schwartz Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investment opportunities in the fast-growing, dynamic global food and agribusiness sectors. The firm’s investment, operations and finance professionals invest throughout cycles across the food and agribusiness value chain, and bring a collaborative and active management approach to portfolio companies. For further information, please see www.paineschwartz.com.

Contact: Nicole Callas, Media/PR Stanton & Company (310) 305 -7800 nicole@stanton-company.com

FOUR SIGMATIC DEBUTS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CLEAN PROTEIN POWDERS WITH MUSHROOMS AND ADAPTOGENS Leading Wellness Brand Introduces Dual-Purpose, Transparently Sourced Protein Powder

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 18th, 2020 – Four Sigmatic, leading wellness company, continues expansion across categories with the launch of an innovative new line of Plant-based Protein powders that taste creamy and delicious ,available in Peanut Butter, Creamy Cacao and Unflavored.

Known as the first company to introduce revolutionary concepts to market such as mushroom coffee and fully edible skincare, Four Sigmatic continues to pioneer with the cleanest available, transparently sourced protein powder featuring repairing plant-based protein and overall wellness-supporting mushrooms and adaptogens.

Four Sigmatic’s new Plant-based Protein includes 18 grams of USDA Organic plant-based protein, sustainably sourced from various regions around the world with the most nutrient-dense superfoods, including peas, hemp and pumpkin seeds, chia, coconuts, and pumpkin, combined to create the most responsible and

accessible protein for your shaker bottle.

Each serving of protein also has with an effective dose of 1000 mg mushroom extracts and 500 mg adaptogens, so you can not only repair muscle post- workout but also adapt to the overwhelming demands of modern living when you need to be ten places at once. This Superfood Protein is 3rd party lab tested and contains no gums, fillers, soy, gluten, stevia or “natural flavors”, unlike most products on the market.

“Our focus at Four Sigmatic is to create products that upgrade daily habits and

ultimately help people better handle the overwhelming demands of modern living,” says Tero Isokauppila, Founder and CEO of Four Sigmatic. “Our protein line was developed for people who struggle to trust the ingredients and sourcing of current protein brands but still need the “one-and-done” effect of convenient, clean and delicious plant-based nutrition to help them perform at their best.”

Known for on-the-go convenient packaging, Four Sigmatic’s protein is available in boxes of 10 single- serve packets offered at a $3.99 SRP as well as 15-serving canisters for a $55 SRP. Four Sigmatic’s Plant-based Protein is launching online at FourSigmatic.com. The launch joins a family of products available in 55 countries and sold at national retailers in the U.S. such as Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Amazon and Thrive Market, as well as other stores where natural products are available.

For more information about Four Sigmatic, visit FourSigmatic.com or follow @FourSigmatic on Instagram. For media requests, please contact Nicole Stephens at Stanton & Company at nicole@stanton-company.com

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About Four Sigmatic:

Four Sigmatic is a wellness company that wants to share the benefits of the most nutrient dense ingredients with the world. Their innovative recipes combine these real (super)foods with daily staples like coffee, cacao, and skincare to help you fit elevated wellness in throughout the day, and meet the overwhelming demands of modern life.

Irvine, Calif. – A first of its kind study published in Nutrients titled, The Effect of Orally Dosed Levagen+™ (Palmitoylethanolamide) on Exercise Recovery in Healthy Males, shows that Gencor’s unique extract of Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), known as Levagen+, may aid in muscle recovery.

PEA has been clinically validated to help with a healthy inflammatory response, reduction of aches and discomforts as well as support joint health, stiffness and function. This newly published study utilized Gencor’s Levagen+, which is Levagen powered by LipiSperse® dispersion technology, to examine its efficacy on recovery from muscle-damaging exercise.

“We are thrilled with the results of this study which further verifies the potent effects of Levagen+ and validates PEA’s ability to help with muscle recovery,” said Chase Shryoc, VP of Sales and Business Development at Gencor. “This study allows us to further expand our product claims into the sports nutrition marketplace.”

The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study consisted of 28 healthy males who consumed either Levagen+ or a placebo pre-exercise, post exercise on day one and then 24- and 48-hours post, with a blood draw at the 3-hour mark. The results found that Levagen+ was able to reduce myoglobin, a marker of skeletal muscle damage, and increase protein kinase B phosphorylation following exercise. This indicates that PEA supplementation can aid in muscle recovery from repeat bouts of exercise.

“This clinical shows us that Levagen+ may allow individuals to exercise at a higher intensity for longer,” said Maggie McNamara, Marketing Manager at Gencor. “Levagen+ is for the consumer looking to take their workouts to the next level, and due to Levagen+’s versatility, it can be applied in tablets, capsules, and functional foods and beverages, including RTD, sachets, smoothies, chocolate and more.”

To learn more about Levagen+ PEA, its applications and clinical backing, contact Gencor directly info@gencorpacific.com or call 949-502-5760.

About Gencor

Gencor (Irvine, Calif.) and its worldwide partners supply branded, clinically researched botanical ingredients designed to support the changing health needs through all stages of life. Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, Gencor’s high-quality, potent, GRAS ingredients and herbs go through rigorous scientific analysis and are manufactured in GMP-certified conditions. Gencor’s current partnerships with Pharmako Biotechnologies, BTC, Linnea, Vinh Wellness, and Pharmactive allows them to offer an extensive list of ingredients and innovative technologies that are advancing the way ingredients are used. To learn more about Gencor’s ingredient offerings, innovative technologies, and commitment to transparent sourcing, visit www.gencorpacific.com.

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Irvine, Calif. – A new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition has demonstrated that AquaCelle®, a patented self-micro-emulsifying delivery system (SMEDS), increased total absorption (AUC0-24hrs) of Omega-3 (EPA + DHA) ethyl esters (EE), in humans, by six-fold compared to the control.

The randomized, double-blind study measured the uptake of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) EE over 24 hours in healthy adults under low-fat diet restrictions. Participants were randomized into two groups, receiving either the SMEDS AquaCelle fish oil formulation or the unformulated fish oil EE. The novel delivery system demonstrated a significant improvement in the oral absorption of Omega-3 fatty acids without requiring a high-fat meal.

  

“It is commonly known that Omega-3 absorption is best achieved with a high-fat meal. However, because many individuals require low-fat diet restrictions, oral bioavailability is incomplete and requires higher doses,” said George Kokkinis, Co-Founder/Technical Director at Pharmako Biotechnologies. “This study highlights the superiority of AquaCelle as a delivery system for significantly improved absorption of lipophilic ingredients.”

The AquaCelle technology is customizable to optimize bioavailability and dosage formats of several diverse, active ingredients. AquaCelle has more than ten human pharmacokinetic and clinical studies underway and is also validated through laser light obscuration and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analysis. Additionally, AquaCelle can be formulated for use in multiple product sectors, including nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, as well as pet and veterinary applications.   

“We are thrilled about the results of our technology. Omega-3s have many health benefits and reducing the relevant dose or improving its efficacy provides great benefits to both the manufacturer and the end consumer, said Eric Meppem, Co-Founder/Technical Director at Pharmako Biotechnologies.

To learn more, contact Pharmako Biotechnologies American partner and distributor, Gencor.

About Pharmako Biotechnologies

Pharmako Biotechnologies is a science based Australian company specializing in innovation and unique product development. Our award-winning, clinically validated technologies and delivery systems significantly increase the bioavailability and functionality of various lipophilic active ingredients for the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and functional food and beverage industries.

Pharmako has an extensive global reach from Australia and New Zealand, to Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, and the United Kingdom, as well as Slovenia and Hungary, to India, Korea, South Africa and the United States. For more information visit http://www.pharmako.com.au/

About Gencor

Gencor and its worldwide partners supply branded, clinically researched botanical ingredients designed to support the changing health needs through all stages of life. Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, Gencor’s high-quality, potent, GRAS ingredients and herbs go through rigorous scientific analysis and are manufactured in GMP-certified conditions. Gencor’s current partnerships with BTC, Pharmako Biotechnologies, Pharmactive, Linnea, Vinh Wellness and future partnerships allow them to offer an extensive list of ingredients and innovative technologies that are changing and advancing the way ingredients are used. To learn more visit www.gencorpacific.com.

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Irvin, Calif. – Gencor is pleased to announce it has received four approved Canadian health claims from Health Canada on its standardized fenugreek extract, Libifem®. These health claims are based on scientific and clinical data supporting each benefit. Products in Canada can now claim the following: 

  • Helps to increase women's sexual desire
  • Helps support women's healthy sex drive and libido
  • Helps promote women's sexual arousal
  • May help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats

"Receiving all four health claims further validates our research on Libifem and its ability to help reduce menopausal symptoms and promote healthy sexual activity," said Chase Shryoc, Gencor's VP of Sales and Business Development. "Libifem is proving to be a well-rounded ingredient for women. We are currently conducting clinical trials to see its potential benefits for women in sports nutrition applications."

Libifem has numerous clinical trials backing its efficacy and continues to be a top-selling ingredient for Gencor. Libifem has obtained GRAS status and is a standardized extract of fenugreek that contains Furostanol and Steroidal Saponins. It is a patented, single herb extract that can easily be incorporated into a variety of applications, including powders, tablets, soft gels, and capsules. Libifem is part of Gencor's portfolio of healthy ingredients for women, each of which are backed by scientific studies and based on the various stages of a woman's life.

To learn more about Libifem, its applications, and ongoing studies, contact Gencor directly at 949-502-5760 or visit www.gencorpacific.com

About Gencor

Gencor and its worldwide partners supply branded, clinically researched botanical ingredients designed to support the changing health needs through all stages of life. Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, Gencor's high-quality, potent, GRAS ingredients and herbs go through rigorous scientific analysis and are manufactured in GMP-certified conditions. Gencor's current partnerships with BTC, Pharmako Biotechnologies, PharmactiveLinnea, Vinh Wellness and future partnerships, allow them to offer an extensive list of ingredients and innovative technologies that are changing and advancing the way ingredients are used. To learn more, visit www.gencorpacific.com.

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Irvine, Calif. – At SupplySide West this year, Gencor will introduce its newest ingredient AGEProst™, an herbal extract of the plant Ageratum conyzoides which has traditionally been used in the Caribbean for prostate and urinary problems.

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AGEprost is a 5-a-reductase inhibitor and has shown to be able to relax muscles around the urethra and smooth muscles of the neck of the bladder helping relieve urinary retention and frequency. It can also block conversion of testosterone to DHT with subsequent reduction in prostate size improving urine flow. 

“As men age, prostate health becomes top of mind, and this unique extract has been clinically tested and shown to reduce symptom severity according to study applicants in the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), said R.V. Venkatesh, Managing Director at Gencor. “We are thrilled to add yet another unique and clinically validated ingredient to our portfolio.”

The 12-week double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was conducted on 109 men aged 41-76 years old to study and assess the efficacy and safety of Ageratum conyzoides. In the active group, there was a steady reduction in the symptom severity for all questions in the IPSS, and a decrease in both daytime and nighttime frequency with significant reduction in total urinary frequency.

“We expect AGEprost to be a strong contender in the men’s health marketplace due to its significant positive results shown from the clinical studies,” said Chase Shryoc, VP of Business Development at Gencor. “With several in-vitro and in-vivo studies, AGEprost is a well-researched, self-affirmed GRAS status ingredient with an excellent safety profile.”  

To learn more about AGEprost, visit Gencor at SSW booth #4543 or contact Gencor directly 949-502-5760

About Gencor

Gencor and its worldwide partners supply branded, clinically researched botanical ingredients designed to support the changing health needs through all stages of life. Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, Gencor’s high-quality, potent, GRAS ingredients and herbs go through rigorous scientific analysis and are manufactured in GMP-certified conditions. Gencor’s current partnerships with BTC, Pharmako Biotechnologies, Linnea, Bionap, Vinh Wellness, Pharmactive, and future partnerships allow them to offer an extensive list of ingredients and innovative technologies that are changing and advancing the way ingredients are used. To learn more visit www.gencorpacific.com.

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GloryBee Introduces Modern New Look

Eugene, OR- January 2020 – Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, GloryBee is a honey and natural ingredient company committed to supporting the health of communities and the environment.  From the beginning, they have been supplying premium honey, sweeteners, spices, and other quality ingredients directly to consumers, natural food manufacturers, bakeries, and markets.  As a B Corp, they are driven by a belief that business can be a force for good. GloryBee started their SAVE the BEE initiative in 2012, which donates 1% of all retail honey sales to fund critical honey bee research. They have raised over $500,000 to date.

GloryBee is excited to introduce their modern new look. Their design goal was to craft something eye-catching that unifies the brand and differentiates the product lines.  In building this new look, GloryBee created a clean and distinct design that complements and highlights the rich color of the product in each jar.  Each product line will carry a different label color:  white for the core honey line that includes organic and raw, unfiltered honeys; black for the premium line featuring creamed honeys, specialty honey, and Brown Butter Honey Ghee; and blue for a variety of cooking and baking non-honey products (formerly Aunt Patty’s Brand) like coconut oil, tamarind and molasses.  “We can’t wait to roll out this new look.  We feel it really communicates how GloryBee has evolved, while highlighting our lasting commitment to quality and healthy living,” says GloryBee Marketing Manager, Heidi Jacobson

 

Stop by the GloryBee booth (#1665) or visit glorybee.com to learn more.

For more information, please contact:

Heidi Jacobson

Marketing Manager

Tel: 541-689-0913 ext. 202

Email: Heidi.Jacobson@GloryBee.com

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GloryBee Introduces New Products for 2020

Eugene, OR- January 2020 – Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, GloryBee is a honey and natural ingredient company committed to supporting the health of communities and the environment.  From the beginning, they have been supplying premium honey, sweeteners, spices, and other quality ingredients directly to consumers, natural food manufacturers, bakeries, and markets.  As a B Corp, they are driven by a belief that business can be a force for good. GloryBee started their SAVE the BEE initiative in 2012, which donates 1% of all retail honey sales to fund critical honey bee research. Over $500,000 has been raised to date.

GloryBee is excited to introduce two new retail products.  GloryBee Premium Honey Syrup is a gourmet syrup made with simple, clean ingredients. With a delicious classic honey taste, it is easy-to-use and mess-free. Best of all it blends quickly and easily with cold and iced beverages, no more endless stirring. It is the perfect complement for coffee and tea as well as cocktails and mocktails. 

GloryBee Simply Strained Honey has a lot going for it.  Not only is it pure, organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and minimally processed to maintain the natural pollens, but it is also True Source Certified.  True Source Honey is a coalition of honey producers and importers formed to address the problem of adulterated and questionably sourced honey. True Source Certification ensures that honey is pure, ethically produced, and transparently sourced from hive to table. Only 30% of North American honey is currently True Source Certified. To learn more, go to truesourcehoney.com.

Stop by the GloryBee booth (#1665) or visit glorybee.com to learn more.

For more information, please contact:

Heidi Jacobson

Marketing Manager

Tel: 541-689-0913 ext. 202

Email: Heidi.Jacobson@GloryBee.com

GloryBee Honey is True Source Certified

Eugene, OR- January 2020 – Pure, delicious honey has always been a top priority for GloryBee, a honey and natural ingredient company that has been offering high-quality honey for decades. The True Source Certified® program, a program dedicated to certifying ethical and traceable honey, is a logical next step in GloryBee’s journey as a purveyor of the purest honey available. Not all honey is legally and ethically sourced, and despite federal crackdowns, fraudulent honey may still be entering the United States and infiltrating grocery store shelves and pantries across the nation.

The True Source Certified Honey program was developed to distinguish honey that is pure and can be traced from hive to table. An internationally recognized third party firm conducts audits to certify the source of the honey all the way up the supply chain. The program also confirms that packers and exporters test and analyze honey purity, which GloryBee has been doing for years. Currently, only 30% of honey sold in North America is True Source Certified.

“It has always been part of GloryBee’s nature to source high-quality, delicious honey from ethical beekeepers. GloryBee has many close relationships with honey producers and knows the value of hive to table traceable honey” says Alan Turanski, GloryBee President and Beekeeper. He adds “We are proud to be certified by a program that protects customers, consumers, and the reputation of honey across the globe.”

Stop by the GloryBee booth (#5317) or visit glorybee.com to learn more.

About GloryBee

GloryBee is a honey and natural ingredient company committed to supporting the health of consumers, producers, communities, and the environment. Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, GloryBee supplies quality natural ingredients to manufacturers, bakeries, markets, and consumers. As a certified B Corporation, GloryBee believes in using business as a force for good. Inspired by a love of beekeeping, GloryBee’s SAVE the BEE Initiative has been actively supporting bee health research since 2012, raising over half a million dollars for that purpose. 

For more information, please contact:

Heidi Jacobson

Marketing Manager

Tel: 541-689-0913 ext. 202

Email: Heidi.Jacobson@GloryBee.com

Find out more at GloryBee.com

World's First Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy
by: Goli Nutrition, Inc. (#M310)

We at Goli Nutrition Inc. are excited to participate in our first-ever Expo West Trade Show as a Gold sponsor.  We are all aware of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar but don't like the sour taste.  To solve this problem we have launched the World's First Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy.  Now everyone can get the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar without the sour taste - hence our tagline "Taste the Apple Not the Vinegar".

We were featured in the Ellen Show, the Kathy Ireland Show and ABC's Morning Show amongst others.  We are happy to share that the World's Fittest Women - Tia Clair Toomey is our Brand Ambassador.  Our product has been #1 Best Seller on Amazon.com since the month we launched.   We are seeing an amazing response from our customers. They love the taste, texture, the color and are seeing health benefits.  Thousands of customer feedback can be seen on our facebook and Instagram profiles and on our Amazon listing.  We have also partnered with Vitamin Angels.   Please visit us at booth M310 to try out the Goli gummies.   Goli Nutrition Inc. www.goli.com

Good Culture Probiotic Smoothies
by: Good Culture (#5027)

Contact: Emel Shaikh, Krupa Consulting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE emel@krupaconsulting.com / t. 213.626.0465

CULTURED DAIRY INNOVATOR GOOD CULTURE® LAUNCHES PROBIOTIC SMOOTHIES

The California-based Brand Expands Probiotic Drinkables Product Line

Irvine, CA (January 15, 2020) – Fresh on the heels of expanding into a new drinkables category, Good Culture® – the clean label brand credited with revolutionizing cottage cheese for the modern age – continues to pursue innovation with the launch of its Probiotic Smoothies. Made with pasture-raised, protein-rich kefir, the Smoothies are available in three distinct flavors – Pineapple, Vanilla and Wildberry – and are an easy and convenient way for consumers to incorporate probiotics into their diet.

“Good Culture was founded on the principle of creating real, healing foods that are easy to access and don’t hurt animals or the planet. Interest in gut health is rapidly increasing, and Good Culture’s Probiotic Smoothies provide an efficacious dose of live and active cultures for those looking to improve overall wellness,” said Jesse Merrill co-founder & CEO. “Pasture-raised kefir is one of the most effective ways to get a powerful probiotic boost and we are committed to continued innovation in the cultured dairy space.”

Good Culture Probiotic Smoothies are USDA organic, powered by 35 billion CFUs (colony forming units) and feature 12 strains of live and active cultures, including the probiotic powerhouse BB-12, the world’s most researched and documented probiotic strain. BB-12 is clinically proven to rebalance gut flora and help the microbiome, leading to overall improved gut health, as well as boost overall immunity by increasing the body’s resistance to common respiratory infections.

The Smoothies, which are available in 7 fl. oz. bottles, contain 7 grams of protein and no sugar added – the light sweetness comes directly from the pasture-raised kefir, fruits and organic dates. The Pineapple variety is tart and refreshing; the Vanilla offers a touch of nutmeg; and the Wildberry features a mix of blackberry, strawberry and raspberry – making for a refreshing treat that is also good for you. True to Good Culture’s mission to deliver healing foods made with clean ingredients, the Smoothies contain no synthetic hormones, preservatives, gums, nor anything artificial.

The Smoothies perfectly complement Good Culture’s recently launched Wellness Gut Shots, which combine the efficacious probiotics in cultured kefir with functional superfood ingredients such as turmeric, matcha, chaga and collagen for a targeted approach to wellness. Good Culture is dedicated to using only the finest, whole ingredients to craft its superfoods and is committed to sourcing its milk from pasture-raised cows on sustainable family-owned farms.

Good Culture’s Probiotic Smoothies are launching at Whole Foods Market® stores nationwide in January. To learn more about Good Culture, visit goodculture.com.

About Good Culture

Good Culture is on a mission to make real, healing foods available to the masses without hurting the planet or our animals. Met with acclaim since the brand’s founding in 2015, Founders Jesse Merrill and Anders Eisner saw that cottage cheese, an overlooked and undervalued category, had the potential to be catapulted to the forefront of the real food trend, so they decided to shake up and reinvigorate the dairy aisle with the first certified organic, grass-fed, stabilizer and additive free cottage cheese. Good Culture leads the way with its organic, pasture-raised, high-protein, low-sugar, thick and creamy product that never uses gums or thickeners. This disruptive company is dedicated to using only real foods and simple ingredients across their growing portfolio of cultured foods. The overwhelming success of their flagship product led to expansion into other cultured food offerings such as probiotic-rich sour cream, and now two lines of pasture raised drinkable kefirs; wellness probiotic gut shots and probiotic

smoothies.

The “good” in Good Culture doesn’t just refer to their products. Good Culture has partnered with 1% for the Planet to support soil health and regenerative agriculture. Each time a consumer purchases a cup of organic good culture, 1 percent of the sale goes to a global network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment. As their chosen 1% for the Planet partner, Good Culture works with Kiss the Ground, who’s main goal is to support producers (farmers and ranchers) to build healthy soils on their land in order to pull carbon from the

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increase biodiversity. As a direct result of the partnership, producers are granted scholarships to soil health training, soil tests on their land, and given additional consulting support. Good Culture can be

found in over 11,000 stores. To learn more about Good Culture, please visit goodculture.com.

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Good Culture Probiotic Gut Shots
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DAIRY AISLE PIONEER GOOD CULTURE® LAUNCHES WELLNESS PROBIOTIC GUT SHOTS

The California-based brand disrupts another product category with its clean label cultured shots.

Irvine, CA (November 12, 2019) – Good Culture®, the brand that has revolutionized the dairy aisle with its clean label cottage cheese and probiotic sour cream, has announced the launch of its Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots. A new category for Good Culture, the USDA organic shots combining the efficacious probiotics in cultured kefir with functional ingredients like turmeric, matcha, chaga, and collagen, mark the next chapter for the cultured foods brand.

“Probiotic shots are an emerging category, and we saw a void in the space with an opportunity to merge functional ingredients with probiotics. Good Culture is built on the mission to deliver healing foods made with clean ingredients. As we looked to expand our portfolio of pasture-raised cultured dairy products, we wanted to offer an easy on-the-go way to get your daily dose of gut-friendly probiotics, said Jesse Merrill co-founder & CEO. “ With our kefir shots, we’re excited to provide consumers with an option that is both delicious and functional.”

Rich in probiotics and protein, kefir is a unique cultured dairy product that tastes like a tart, refreshing drinkable yogurt. Good Culture’s gut shots start with a base of pasture-raised kefir that supports digestive health and boosts immunity, while rebalancing gut flora and improving digestion for superb wellness. The 50 billion live and active cultures are what give Good Culture’s kefir its gut-friendly strength. Good Culture’s newest star is lightly sweetened with sweet potato juice and coconut sugar (lower glycemic index) and contains no synthetic hormones, preservatives, gums, nor anything artificial. These wellness shots also come loaded with functional superfood ingredients like turmeric, collagen, matcha, and chaga.

Good Culture Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots are available in four delicious varieties (3.4 oz each):

  • Pineapple + Turmeric to support brain function and joint health

  • Vanilla + Collagen to strengthen hair, skin, and nails

  • Chai + Matcha to create calm, focused energy for mind and body

  • Chocolate + Chaga to boost energy and deepen immunity

    Continuing with a real food and simple ingredient approach is top priority for this disruptive company that aims to make healing, real foods available to the masses without hurting the planet or animals. Met with acclaim since the brand’s founding in 2015, Good Culture is dedicated to using only the finest, whole ingredients to craft its superfoods. In addition, Good Culture is committed to sourcing its milk from pasture-raised cows on sustainable family owned farms.

Good Culture’s Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots will be available at Whole Foods Market® stores nationwide in November. To learn more about Good Culture, visit goodculture.com.

About Good Culture

The “good” in Good Culture doesn’t just refer to their products. Good Culture has partnered with 1% for the Planet to support soil health and regenerative agriculture. Each time a consumer purchases a cup of organic good culture, 1 percent of the sale goes to a global network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment. As their chosen 1% for the Planet partner, Good Culture works with Kiss the Ground, who’s main goal is to support

producers (farmers and ranchers) to build healthy soils on their land in order to pull carbon from the

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Good Culture is on a mission to make real, healing foods available to the masses without hurting the planet or our animals. Met with acclaim since the brand’s founding in 2015, Founders Jesse Merrill and Anders Eisner saw that cottage cheese, an overlooked and undervalued category, had the potential to be catapulted to the forefront of the real food trend, so they decided to shake up and reinvigorate the dairy aisle with the first certified organic, grass-fed, stabilizer and additive free cottage cheese. Good Culture leads the way with its organic, pasture-raised, high-protein, low-sugar, thick and creamy product that never uses gums or thickeners. This disruptive company is dedicated to using only real foods and simple ingredients across their growing portfolio of cultured foods. The overwhelming success of their flagship product led to expansion into other cultured food offerings such as probiotic-rich sour cream, and now two lines of pasture raised drinkable kefirs; wellness probiotic

gut shots and probiotic smoothies.

atmosphere, restore water

cycles, and increase biodiversity. As a direct result of the partnership, producers are granted scholarships to soil health training, soil tests on their land, and given additional consulting support. Good Culture can be found in over 11,000 stores. To learn

more about Good Culture, please visit goodculture.com.

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