Food In Canada


Birgit Blain

Birgit Blain
  • Opinion

    Private Label Pros & Cons

    August 28, 2014 by Birgit Blain

    Food processors often ask me if they should enter the private label arena. As is the case with most questions about the food business, my answer is “it depends.” If you are considering private label, here are some insights to

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  • Opinion

    Cronut Burger lessons

    July 24, 2014 by Birgit Blain

    This unfortunate incident is a learning opportunity for packaged food brands and foodservice operators at someone else’s expense.

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  • Opinion

    Best Before Date Confusion

    June 23, 2014 by Birgit Blain

      Consumers don’t understand what best before dates really mean. And in my experience, some brand owners don’t make the connection between best before dates and protecting consumer trust in their brand. So, this is my attempt to clear up

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  • Opinion

    Beware of Gluten-Free Claims

    April 24, 2014 by Birgit Blain

    Gluten-free has spread like wildfire. In hot pursuit of sales, brand owners are jumping on the bandwagon and gluten-free products appear to have taken over the grocery aisles. Through participation in Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) conferences, I have learned a great deal

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  • Opinion

    How traceability can increase profitability

    April 10, 2014 by Birgit Blain

    In her new column, Birgit Blain discusses ways in which food processors can turn traceability requirements into a positive, value-added proposition

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