Food In Canada


  • Ron Wasik

    Are we there yet?

    August 9, 2016 by Ron Wasik

    In the past months I have participated in a number of webinars. During one question and answer session a courageous subscriber commented that despite the Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI) and industry record spending on quality and sanitation programs, foodborne

  • Birgit Blain

    Regulatory Labelling: Protect Your Business

    August 9, 2016 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 8 Sometimes brand owners make bad business decisions that can damage their brand, like trying to save money on the regulatory aspect of food labels. Regulatory labelling should not be approached as a do-it-yourself project. Legislation

  • Gary Fread

    Canada’s Food Strategy: So what can we do now?

    July 29, 2016 by Gary Fread

    How can “Canada Food Inc.” move an increased exports strategy forward?

  • Birgit Blain

    How to Make Better Decisions

    July 26, 2016 by Birgit Blain

    Food processors and brand owners frequently need to deal with complex decisions. How can we increase output, reduce costs, sell more and improve profitability?   As we go through the decision making process, many biases affect the quality of our decisions.

  • Gary Fread

    Canada’s Food Strategy: Some major challenges

    July 7, 2016 by Gary Fread

    As I continue thinking about the topic of Canada’s Food Strategy and where we could go from here, I am also listening to the news and hearing a lot of things that will certainly make developing such a strategy a

  • 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