Food In Canada


Dave Bedard

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    Quebec to host Mini Babybel cheese plant

    July 16, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    The producers of those little individual cheese snacks in the red wax shells plan to start making them at their own new Canadian plant starting in early 2020. France’s Bel Group, whose brands in Canada include The Laughing Cow, Boursin

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    Maple Leaf buying organic, antibiotic-free poultry plants

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    Maple Leaf Foods is purchasing a pair of poultry plants and associated supply from privately-owned Cericola Farms. The Cericola plants, at Bradford, Ont. and Drummondville, Que., together process about 32 million kg of chicken per year. Maple Leaf has also

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    Olymel buys Quebec processor Triomphe Foods and brands

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    Olymel has announced the acquisition of all assets of Triomphe Foods, an agrifood company with a strong presence in the Quebec market and mass distribution network that is particularly known for its production of a wide range of deli meats

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    Antioxidants and You: Ingredient maker goes direct to video

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    Kemin Industries, a U.S. provider of shelf-life extension and food safety solutions to help manufacturers protect food and beverage products, recently released a new video, “Antioxidants in Action.” The video animates the oxidation process as Kemin experts discuss why meat

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    Quebec organic cheese processor backed for robotics

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    Fromagerie La Station of Compton, Que. will get $910,355 from the federal Dairy Processing Investment Fund to install robotic equipment to improve the quality of its organic cheese products and enhance production capacity. The family-owned business that produces award-winning cheeses

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    Tim’s to expand Canadian distribution network

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    Tim Horton’s has announced a multi-year plan to expand and modernize its Canadian distribution network as part of a long-term commitment to support restaurant owners and improve the guest experience in restaurants. The plan includes the construction of two new

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    The ultimate ‘smell test’: Device sends rotten food warning to smartphones

    June 28, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    When it comes to the “smell test,” the nose isn’t always the best judge of food quality. In a new study appearing in the American Chemical Society’s journal Nano Letters, scientists report that they have developed a wireless tagging device

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    Antioxidant in powder form increases convenience

    June 27, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    DuPont Nutrition and Health announced this week it has launched a new label-friendly antioxidant from naturally sourced mixed tocopherols in a powder form. Guardian Toco 30p offers manufacturers of cereals and granola bars what’s billed as a convenient, easy-to-use antioxidant

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    General Mills enters fiscal 2019 ready for growth in key areas

    June 27, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    General Mills has released results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 27, which it says are in line with the company’s most recent fiscal 2018 outlook. “Fiscal 2018 represented an important first step in returning our

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    Conagra-Pinnacle combo creates new food-industry giant

    June 27, 2018 by Dave Bedard

    The merger of Conagra Brands and Pinnacle Foods announced this week creates a new food industry giant and could feed the resurgence of interest in centre grocery aisles, an industry analyst says. “Combining ConAgra and Pinnacle would really create a

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