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Trader Joe’s to Pay $2 Million to Reduce Coolant Leaks, Curb GHG Emissions

Grocery store chain Trader Joe’s has agreed to spend $2 million to reduce coolant leaks from refrigerators at 453 of its stores to settle federal claims that it violated the Clean Air Act. The company will also pay a $500,000 civil penalty under the proposed settlement with the US Department … Read more »

center for environmental health

Major Retailers Sell Carcinogenic Shampoos, Lawsuit Claims

Nearly 100 shampoos and personal care products made by Colgate Palmolive, Colomer, Paul Mitchell and numerous other manufacturers allegedly contain a cancer-causing chemical, according to test results released by the Center for Environmental Health. The Oakland, Calif.-based group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Walgreens, Lake Consumer Products, Vogue International and … Read more »

Sea Pact

Seafood Industry Forms Sustainable Fishing Coalition

Albion Fisheries, Santa Monica Seafood, Seattle Fish Co. and other major seafood companies have formed Sea Pact, an industry coalition to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices. The members say they’ll help build a long-term sustainable seafood industry by financially contributing to improve the fishing and fish farming systems … Read more »

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway and Trader Joe’s are the only three grocery chains to earn a green rating in Greenpeace’s annual report evaluating and ranking supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. The grocery chains earned scores of 7.3, 7.1 and seven, respectively, in the scorecard, which has been released each year … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Whole Foods Sued; Apple, Dell Lobby on E-Waste

California attorney general Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target and dozens of smaller manufacturers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors, alleging violations of the state’s Proposition 65. The filing in San Francisco Superior Court alleges that the companies are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, the … Read more »

DuPont

DuPont, Abbott Investors Vote on GMO Resolutions

DuPont shareholders today will vote on a resolution on genetically engineered seeds while Abbott Laboratories’ shareholders Friday will ask the company to remove GMOs from its infant formula and other nutritional products until long-term safety testing proves GMOs are safe. Pharmaceutical and nutritional product company Abbott uses genetically modified corn … Read more »

Sainsbury’s Sells Eco-Labeled Farmed Fish

Sainsbury’s has begun selling farmed catfish certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, The Grocer reports. In what it says is an industry first, the UK supermarket launched two own-label lines of river cobbler, a type of fast-growing catfish, in 150 stores. The Grocer says a third line of the farmed … Read more »

Global Fresh Foods Ships Salmon Without Ice, Foam Packaging

Global Fresh Foods’ technology is being used to ship fresh salmon from Chile by sea to the West Coast of the US without using ice, environmentally harmful polystyrene foam packaging, or costly and CO2 emissions-intensive air freight, the company says. GFF’s patented SAF-D system maintains a high CO2 and a … Read more »

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s Say No to GMO Seafood

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other grocery retailers representing more than 2,000 stores across the US have pledged to not sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood, launched yesterday by a coalition led by Friends of the … Read more »