Food In Canada


  • Birgit Blain
    Opinion Packaging

    Packaging: Much more than a pretty face

    June 23, 2016 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 7 Packaging is a huge investment. Jumping into label design without a plan is like baking a cake without a recipe. Packaging mistakes can be costly resulting in lost sales and expensive redesigns and packaging write-offs. Optimizing

  • Ron Wasik
    Opinion Food Safety

    Let’s get small

    June 8, 2016 by Ron Wasik

    Since writing on nanotechnology over two decades ago, the science of the very small has grown to become a substantial multibillion-dollar global industry backed by more than $5 billion in annual research funding from industrialized nations like the United States,

  • Gary Gnirss

    Supplemented foods

    June 8, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    Canadian food regulations are very prescriptive and prohibitive on the matter of fortification with vitamins, mineral and amino acids. Such matters are governed by the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), which outright prohibits the addition of these nutrients to food,

  • Ron Doering

    Prudent use of antibiotics in animal production

    June 8, 2016 by Ron Doering

    While the medical community recognizes that the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans is a potential disaster for humanity, and that it is the overuse of antimicrobials in human medicine that is the largest contributor, there is

  • Gary Fread

    Canada’s food strategy: Some things are happening

    June 3, 2016 by Gary Fread

    In my articles I have talked a great deal about what I believe needs to be done to create a successful food strategy for the Canadian food and beverage industry. I have spoken to how the AAFC Value Chain Roundtables

  • Gary Gnirss

    Seeing through labelling transparency

    May 9, 2016 by Gary Gnirss

    “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.” It’s

  • Ron Wasik
    Opinion Food Safety

    The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Initiative

    May 9, 2016 by Ron Wasik

    When it comes to global trade, Canada and the United States are in a class of their own. In 2014, $50 billion in agri-food products crossed our borders. That’s more than $100 million per day. It is therefore crucial to

  • Ron Doering

    Label raw milk cheese

    May 9, 2016 by Ron Doering

    The science keeps piling up. It is not safe to consume raw milk and its products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced studies that show again that pathogens from raw milk including tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid, Salmonella, Listeria,

  • Gary Fread

    Canada’s Food Strategy: A little more on the process

    April 27, 2016 by Gary Fread

    Three articles ago, I talked about An Implementation Process. Since then, a couple of people commented that they thought such a process would be too complex and too much of a challenge for our very complex industry to carry out.

  • Birgit Blain
    Opinion Processing

    Transforming recipes into formulations

    April 11, 2016 by Birgit Blain

    It all starts with “the big idea.” But not every big idea is destined for success. Here are some essential factors to keep in mind throughout the product development process.   Build a foundation In previous articles I explored how