Understanding import regulations can be the difference between success and failure for Canadian distributors and retailers
Barley may not be sexy, but a campaign is on to shake up the image of this healthy, hearty grain
The right stuff
From a tweak to full-on redesigns, the packaging industry is constantly striving for new and better
The winds of change
Although it’s difficult to predict exactly how climate change will affect Canadian agri-food production, producers can take steps to bolster resilience in the face of the potentially significant changes ahead
The Grand Finale
Consumers are having their cake and eating it too, as the dessert category continues
Maison Le Grand continues to grow
Husband and wife entrepreneurs ramp up new plant and products
From cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices and inventively formulated bubble teas, to health-focused functional drinks, innovation rules in the non-alcoholic beverage segment
GMO, Yes or No?
Labelling of products containing genetically modified organisms has become a political issue south of the border, leading many in the industry to wonder if Canada will be next
A Quality Cuppa
Specialty trends are stirring up the coffee and tea market
Managing the marijuana edibles market
The marijuana edibles market soars following Colorado legalization
As Canada’s population ages and we gain a better understanding of food’s role in the healing process, the healthcare sector could represent great opportunities for food and beverage manufacturers
Hybridization is about doing what bees already do and have done for eons — naturally crossing fruits and vegetables to create novel new flavours
What’s Your Number (of fruit & veg)?
The food industry grapples with how to get Canadians to put more fruit and vegetables on their plates
Fibre and its measurement
Dr. David Mangan looks at changing methods for the measurement of dietary fibre
Black is the new black
Antioxidant-rich black rice is an exotic staple quickly gaining popularity in North America
Dinner is ready
The food Canadians are serving their pets reflects their growing knowledge of nutrition, their strong interest in high-quality ingredients – and the fact that pets are increasingly considered to be members of the family
Top 10 Innovators
Meet this year’s Top 10 food and beverage innovators in Canada (in no particular order). We only had room for 10 but there were so many more to choose from.
Traditional botanicals for modern times
The New Candy Land
Confectioners are tweaking traditional sweet treats to suit new consumer tastes
MNP/CTAC Executive Round Table 2014
“Adapting and standing out in an ever-changing market” is the theme that guided event discussions, highlighting the issues that are most relevant to the industry and focusing on the dynamics and business concerns of the participants.
A common language is only useful if adopted
Supply chain traceability has a common language available, but if people won’t make the investment to use the language, miscommunication will continue.
Play it safe
Tips to achieving better food safety
Excellence in Plant Trial Management
Why is it so important to ensure that plant trials are well run and well documented?
Think globally, source locally
Asian and European flavours, along with comfort food and locally sourced ingredients, are among the influences shaping food in Canada
The Future of Supply Management
Food in Canada examines the controversial state of Canada’s supply management systems for dairy, poultry and eggs
Following the Footprints
Why traceability in the meat chain brings both safety and economic advantage
Chia: The power seed
Chia, an ancient seed used by the Aztecs, is being rediscovered by consumers and food processors who recognize the value in its nutritional benefits
Pasta and rice have moved from boring to bold, thanks to fresh innovations from manufacturers
Greenhouse producers seek light during darkest days
Supplemental lighting is necessary in greenhouses during the winter, but it’s not as simple as flipping a switch
Oceans of Opportunity
As 2014 approaches, Canada’s seafood industry is moving toward increased sustainability, greater consolidation, improved aquaculture and more innovative value-added products
Stepping up to the plate
Plant-based proteins step into the spotlight as sales of vegetarian products surge in North America
Surviving the Dragons’ Den
Montreal food company Temple Lifestyle left the Dragons’ Den without a deal, but found success with retailers across Canada and the U.S.