National Organic Program

ProTab Increases Premix Production Capabilities in Large Expansion

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 8:04pm

ProTab Laboratories newly expanded state-of-the-art Premix Division offers several styles of blending technologies to meet customers increased needs.

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  • ProTab Laboratories newly expanded state-of-the-art Premix Division offers several styles of blending technologies to meet customers increased needs.
  • The proprietary process utilizes geometric blending for enabling ProTab Labs to blend small and large volume premixes.
  • This expansion will enable us to provide excellent customer service and shorter lead times for our growing base of premix customers on the West Coast for all categories, particularly beverages, said Tim Nguyen, head of ProTab's Premix Division .
  • ProTab offers complete in-house analytical laboratory services for quality control validation, including analytical and dissolution testing capabilities.

BGG World Announces Introduction of Organic Astaxanthin in Oleoresin Form

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:42pm

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BGG World (BGG) and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences (AHS) are happy to announce NOP Organic Certification of Astaxanthin supercritical CO2 oleoresin (AstaZine).

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BGG World (BGG) and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences (AHS) are happy to announce NOP Organic Certification of Astaxanthin supercritical CO2 oleoresin (AstaZine).
  • "BGG continues to lead the Astaxanthin market in every way, and the timing couldn't be better for this innovation," said Bob Capelli, CEO of BGG Americas and Algae Health Sciences.
  • "We just completed our capacity expansion last month, doubling our potential volume to become the largest algae-based Astaxanthin producer in the world.
  • So we'll have plenty of Astaxanthin in both organic and standard forms for every brand that wants it for years to come."

HempFusion Subsidiary Sagely Naturals Launches Into Top 10 US Retailer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:05pm

Leveraging the expertise and experience of HempFusions regulatory team, Sagely Naturals has been able to formulate, market and sell this full line of non-CBD, OTC Drug Listed pain products exclusively into this leading FDM retailer.

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  • Leveraging the expertise and experience of HempFusions regulatory team, Sagely Naturals has been able to formulate, market and sell this full line of non-CBD, OTC Drug Listed pain products exclusively into this leading FDM retailer.
  • We believe the topical pain products were launching with this new FDM retailer provide a new entry point for consumers who have been deeply interested in more natural ingredients, said Kerrigan Behrens, co-CEO of Sagely Naturals.
  • Sagely Naturals was acquired by HempFusion in July 2021 and operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
  • All of Sagely Naturals products are made to exceed the industrys high standards, formulated with clean and natural ingredients, Leaping Bunny Certified, and vegan.

Organic Trade Association Launches Search for New CEO

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 3:06pm

Washington, DC, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Organic Trade Association(OTA)announcedtodaythe launch ofa nationwide search for a new CEO and Executive Director.After more than a decade of service to OTA and the organic community, current CEO Laura Batcha plans to step down in spring 2022.

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  • Washington, DC, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Organic Trade Association(OTA)announcedtodaythe launch ofa nationwide search for a new CEO and Executive Director.After more than a decade of service to OTA and the organic community, current CEO Laura Batcha plans to step down in spring 2022.
  • Laura has beenabrilliant leader for the Organic TradeAssociationand an integral part of the organic movement, saysDietz.
  • The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.
  • OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 9,500 organic businesses across 50 states.

Uncle Matt's Organic® Partners with the 1% Better Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:42pm

Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.

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  • Uncle Matt's Organic is proud to donate a portion of our organic juice proceeds to Chris Nikic's 1% Better Foundation," said Matt McLean, Founder and CEO at Uncle Matt's Organic.
  • When you purchase Uncle Matt's Organic juice varieties from October 2021 through January 2022 in retailers nationwide, Uncle Matt's Organic will donate a portion of the proceeds to the 1% Better Foundation.
  • As the nation's oldest organic orange juice company, Uncle Matt's Organic is committed to growing and producing tasty, good-for-you organic juices.
  • Uncle Matt's Organic is an active member of Organic Trade Association (OTA) and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation, The Organic Center, and Organic Voices.

HempFusion Appoints Maria Leal as Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:05pm

HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCQX:CBDHF) (FWB:8OO) (HempFusion or the Company), a leading health and wellness company offering premium probiotic supplements and products containing CBD, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Maria Leal, the Companys Vice President, Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer, to Chief Financial Officer.

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  • HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCQX:CBDHF) (FWB:8OO) (HempFusion or the Company), a leading health and wellness company offering premium probiotic supplements and products containing CBD, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Maria Leal, the Companys Vice President, Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer, to Chief Financial Officer.
  • Ms. Leal holds a CPA and an MBA and has a strong track record in financial management having served in various senior financial accounting positions during her more than 20-year career.
  • Since joining HempFusion in July of 2019, Ms. Leal has been instrumental in all financial reporting aspects for the Company.
  • Having Maria continue as our full-time Chief Financial Officer will benefit HempFusion since she truly understands the business, is well connected in the industry, and knows how to navigate certain complex regulations, said Jason Mitchell, N.D., HempFusions Co-Founder and Chief Executive officer.

Charlotte's Web Achieves Organic Certification

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 4:45pm

USDA Organic seal now on select Charlotte's Web full-spectrum hemp extract tinctures; Company's farms and manufacturing plant earn organic certification on products flowing through retail Q4 2021

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  • USDA Organic seal now on select Charlotte's Web full-spectrum hemp extract tinctures; Company's farms and manufacturing plant earn organic certification on products flowing through retail Q4 2021
    DENVER, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -(TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF) Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. ("Charlotte's Web," or the "Company"), the market leader in full spectrum hemp extract products, today announced that its corporate farm acreage, and its 137,000 sq.
  • These 12 Charlotte's Web products, in 17 mg or 60 mg options carry the USDA Organic Seal on the label.
  • The Company maintained USDA certified organic practices on its farm over a three-year transition period with on-farm inspections by a USDA accredited organic certification agency before being formally approved as 'USDA Certified Organic.'
  • "Organic certification is one more reason Charlotte's Web is the world's most trusted hemp extract."

Following the Passage of California’s Assembly Bill 45, HempFusion Plans Retail Expansion

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:05pm

HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCQX:CBDHF) (FWB:8OO) (HempFusion or the Company), a leading health and wellness Company offering premium probiotic supplements and products containing CBD, applauds Californias Assembly Bill 45 permitting the retail sale of products containing hemp-derived extracts and CBD.

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  • HempFusion Wellness Inc. (TSX:CBD.U) (OTCQX:CBDHF) (FWB:8OO) (HempFusion or the Company), a leading health and wellness Company offering premium probiotic supplements and products containing CBD, applauds Californias Assembly Bill 45 permitting the retail sale of products containing hemp-derived extracts and CBD.
  • The Company and its family of brands plans to immediately expand its already sizeable footprint in California, the countrys most populous state.
  • The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act.
  • Now California has passed Assembly Bill 45 that will allow California consumers to purchase food, beverage, dietary supplements and cosmetics manufactured with hemp-derived CBD said Jason Mitchell, N.D., HempFusions Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

YACHAK Unveils New Product Packaging for Its Yerba Mate Energy Teas

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, YACHAK announced the roll out of a new product packaging design that appeals to the brand's younger, health-conscious consumers.

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  • PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, YACHAK announced the roll out of a new product packaging design that appeals to the brand's younger, health-conscious consumers.
  • YACHAK now offers refreshed packaging across its five ready-to-drink, canned teas, but the flavor profiles of all five varieties remain the same:
    Berry Blue: An invigorating blend of blueberry and yerba mate.
  • Berry Red: A refreshing boost of yerba mate, raspberry, and cranberry.
  • Blackberry: A bold and effective blast of berry and yerba mate.

Grant takes on organic challenges with third-party certifications

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:05pm

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  • To address these concerns, USDAs Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (OREI) has awarded a $50,000 planning grant for the University of Rhode Island in collaboration with The Organic Center and a diverse team of researchers, organizations, and farmers.
  • She is an expert in organic regulations, and was the technical director for the Organic Materials Review Institute and policy director for Pennsylvanian Certified Organic prior to her current role.
  • The Organic Center's mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental impacts of organic food and farming and to communicate the findings to the public.
  • The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade Association.