Feeding small and exotic pets
Trends in nutrition and products for rodents, birds, fish and reptiles
New regulations, technologies and industry attitudes are ensuring consumers are safe and Canada’s food system prospers
Spring into candy-coated mini eggs
By Daniel Scholes Canadians splurge on sweets all year…
Pasta maker turns 150
Catelli Foods shares Canada’s birthday milestone
I want candy!
While consumers appreciate the better-for-you products offered by Canada’s confectionery manufacturers, the desire for indulgent treats clearly isn’t going away anytime soon
What’s new in natural?
Natural flavours and colours continue to have huge appeal for consumers, meaning there are more opportunities to innovate
Processed cheese slices are a convenient staple, but how do they really score in a focus group
Taking costs off the chopping block
2017 consumer packaged goods trends
More cheese, please
Flavourful artisanal cheese production continues to improve in Canada, but with import quantities about to rise, how will the industry handle the challenges of CETA?
Filling the growing labour gap
More changes are on the way to foreign worker programs, but the food processing industry is calling for a more permanent solution to its ongoing labour shortage
The gut microbiome revolution
Why all the interest in a healthy gut? Emerging research about the “microbiome” is making media headlines, and consumers are eager to learn how to harness the benefits.
The evolution of culinology
News from the Research Chefs Association’s RCA 2017 Annual Conference & Culinology Expo; RCA’s regional Lunch & Learns; and a tour of the Culinary Institute of Canada
Canards à gogo!
Les Canardises’ duck products are “out of this world”
Swarms of edible insects are heading to Canadian grocery shelves
Hamming it up
We set out to explore four brands of packaged Black Forest ham to see how they stack up
Is the end of meat near?
Not quite. But the meat industry is starting to diversify to meet changing consumer demand
Unpacking cybersecurity issues in the food and beverage sector
Businesses must understand the full breadth of cybersecurity risks and take action to protect their data, products and operational processes
Continued hunger for international flavours ushers in another new year of exciting seasoning and spice options
A culinary odyssey
Food and beverage trends in 2017 and beyond
The “powerhouse seeds,” including chia, flax, pumpkin, hemp and sesame, are nutritious and on-trend for 2017
Chips gone wild
The chip category is anything but plain, as brands cater to consumers’ desire for adventurous flavours and natural ingredients
Growth without compromise
Lessons from the Quebec agrifood experience
Shellfish is riding a wave of popularity, as seafood brands appeal to consumers’ desire for health, convenience and flavour
Exporting your way to successful growth
How can food manufacturers prudently tap into new international markets without incurring undue risk?
Consumers say hello to a holistic wellness approach
Beyond our borders
Where in the world is all our exported food and drink going?
Nurturing growth critical to success in China
After a relatively cool period, the trade relationship between Canada and China is warming up
Getting serious about cereal bars
We recently set out to explore a small part of the serious world of cereal bars to see if they are all equally serious contenders
Food waste fight
How the packaging industry is helping tackle the growing food waste problem
Rise and dine
Nutritious and convenient breakfast alternatives fuel the day
From the tree of life
Grown in Africa on the continent’s ancient baobab trees, baobab is now an up-and-coming superfruit in the North American marketplace
One bad apple doesn’t have to spoil the barrel
Take control of a food recall situation
Cider’s time to shine
Quenching consumers’ thirst for new flavours, cider producers are putting the fermented fruit drink back on the map
A passion for food
Aliments Mer et Monde is a labour of love for former grocer Normand Duchemin
Company Profile: Left Coast Naturals
Today Left Coast Naturals is a thriving business with approximately 50 employees and more than $20 million in annual sales
Spices with benefits
While it’s been in use for thousands of years, turmeric has recently been skyrocketing in popularity, not only for its flavour but also for its purported medicinal properties