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Alaska Halibut and Sablefish Harvest Kicks Off Spring Seafood Season

The annual Alaska halibut and sablefish (black cod) harvest seasons begin Saturday, March 24, bringing world-renowned, high-quality, sustainable, wild-caught Alaska whitefish to restaurants and retailers across the country. The delicate, sweet flavor of Alaska halibut and rich succulent profile of Alaska sablefish offer a versatile, healthy protein option for home cooks, chefs and diners to enjoy fresh throughout spring, summer and fall, and frozen year-round. Continue reading.

Sprout Foods Wins 3 NAPPA Awards

Sprout Foods has been recognized by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) for its commitment to clean, organic ingredients, outstanding flavor, and innovation within sustainable protein sources with three NAPPA Awards. For the last 28 years, NAPPA’s team of industry experts and family judges has rigorously tested products across categories to recommend those that parents and professionals can trust most. Continue reading.

California Artisan Cheese Festival Announces Event Details

The California Artisan Cheese Festival, California’s premier cheese event, announces the participants and details for the final events of the festival: Bubbles & Brunch and the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace on Sunday, March 25. Continue reading.

USDA Withdraws Animal Welfare Rule from National Organic Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it is withdrawing the animal welfare regulation it had delayed three times. The rule would have established animal welfare standards that would have applied to the producers of organic livestock and eggs. The regulation was proposed in the waning days of the Obama administration after the completion of a rulemaking process that included extensive public comments, which were overwhelmingly in favor of adopting the new standards. In the opposite camp was the National Pork Producers Council, which applauded the USDA action. The USDA delayed the rule following the inauguration of the Trump administration, and then delayed it further. Before the final withdrawal, the rule had been scheduled to take effect in May and would have applied only to products bearing the USDA-certified organic seal. Continue reading.

Fruit Bliss Adds Tart Cherries to Organic Dried Fruit Line

Fruit Bliss is excited to announce the expansion of its organic dried fruit line to include soft and juicy rehydrated Tart Cherries.
“After the success of our current line of organic dried fruit, we are excited to add Tart Cherries to the list,” said Susan Leone, Founder and Owner of Fruit Bliss. “Our Tart Cherries are great for a healthy snack right out of the bag, or for an extra flavor zing in any recipe or smoothie.” Continue reading.

Schuman Cheese Celebrates World Championship Honors

Seven new medals prove Schuman Cheese continues to earn its reputation as a world-class cheese maker. Schuman’s flagship brand, Cello, earned Best in Class honors in the Aged Asiago category, as well as medals in other categories. Meanwhile, Schuman’s Yellow Door Creamery picked up a silver medal for Tuscan Hand-Rubbed Fontina. Both brands earned recognition in several other categories, as well. Continue reading.

 Vermont Creamery Adds Fresh Flavors to Growing Retail Goat Cheese Collection

Vermont Creamery is adding three new fresh goat cheese flavors to its growing lineup of high-quality cheeses and butter.

With a focus on unique flavors and high-quality ingredients, Vermont Creamery is heading to market with the first round of new 4-ounce chèvre logs: Clover Blossom Honey, Wild Blueberry Lemon & Thyme and Smoky Pepper Jelly. Continue reading.

Experience Ginger in a New Way with Savortree Herb Crystals Ginger

Ginger Crystals are the newest flavor in the Herb Crystals®, Flower Crystals® and Fruit Crystals® line by Fresh Origins, a San Diego-based company. Made from real ginger, these Crystals have a refreshing, authentic ginger taste and they are the hottest new ingredient in the kitchen! Continue reading.

Epic Source Foods Offers Goat Milk Products

Epic Source Foods’ Funny Farm portfolio consists of the world’s first mac & cheese, cheddar popcorn and frozen pizza line made exclusively with goat milk. Now the portfolio contains over 20 SKUs that include hard and soft cheeses, butter and unique cheese spreads unlike anything else you can find in the U.S.

Julia and Tim Millson, Owners of Epic Source, say they’re having a ball with this portfolio. Continue reading.


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