Food In Canada


Laura Rance-Unger

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    Biodegradable plastic blends offer new options for disposal

    August 30, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Imagine throwing your empty plastic containers into a composting bin that breaks down the plastic and produces biogas. Researchers have taken an early step toward this futuristic scenario by showing that certain blends of bioplastics can decompose

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    Frutarom offers all-in-one solution to acrylamide, oxidation reduction

    August 28, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Frutarom Food Protection Solutions offers an all-natural, high-antioxidant solution for reducing acrylamides in heat-processed foods, decreasing oxidation and extending shelf life. High-heat cooking can impart potentially carcinogenic acrylamides at levels that can exceed 1,000 ppb. As of April 11, 2018

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    Surveys of U.S. and U.K. consumers show widespread support for plastic packaging tax

    August 28, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    More than half of consumers in the U.K. and a third in the U.S. are in favour of a tax on all plastic packaging on food products, new research has shown. The survey of 1,000 consumers, commissioned by specialist PR

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    Domino launches Food Processing Advisory Council

    August 28, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Domino has introduced the newest council to hit the North American marketplace – the Food Processing Advisory Council (FPAC). The Domino team has long recognized that, within the food sector, manufacturing is evolving at an accelerated rate. The company believes

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    Buck a beer? Count craft beer makers out

    August 28, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    The president of the Ontario Craft Brewers Association says most of its members won’t be participating in the Buck-a-Beer initiative announced by the newly elected Ford government in Ontario. Scott Simmons said in a statement this week that while the

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    Domino launches a new series of videos focused on key sectors

    August 23, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Domino has announced the release of a new video series focused on sharing insights and expertise within key industries, specifically food canning, flexible packaging and life sciences. These videos provide a brief overview of not only the Domino technology to

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    Rethinking ketchup packets: New approach to packaging cuts food waste

    August 14, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a way to squeeze the last drop of ketchup out of those fast food restaurant packets to reduce food waste and improve safety. Almost everyone who eats fast food is familiar with the frustration

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    Converting “fatbergs” from waste problem to useable energy

    August 2, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the “fatbergs” that recently blocked the sewage system in London, England. University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to treat

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    Premium Brands invests in Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

    July 31, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    Vancouver-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of branded specialty food products, has acquired a 62.6 per cent interest in Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd., an Ontario-based processor and marketer of organic chicken products. Yorkshire, which has

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    Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria from growing on food processing equipment

    July 30, 2018 by Laura Rance-Unger

    A thin layer of cooking oil can prevent bacteria from contaminating scratches or grooves in stainless steel used in food processing, University of Toronto researchers say in newly published research. While surface scratches may appear small to the naked eye,

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