Food In Canada


  • Chocolate Sales Up Worldwide

    December 23, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Even during tough economic times, chocolate-lovers refuse to give up their favourite indulgence. That’s according to a new survey from Mintel, which shows that worldwide chocolate sales continued to grow this year, even in countries not traditionally known for their

  • Blueberry Producers Receive Funding

    December 22, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The federal government has given $49,000 to the B.C. Blueberry Council. The money is funded through the AgriMarketing program, a government initiative designed to help producers and processors market their products internationally. The B.C. Blueberry Council, which represents more than

  • Organic Products Still Selling

    December 21, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Although their budgets may be tighter, consumers are still prepared to buy organic foods and produce, despite the often-higher price tags. That’s the finding of a recent Mintel survey showing that most consumers of organic and natural foods and beverages

  • Focus on Food Safety: Between a rock and a hard place

    December 18, 2009 by Dr. Ron Wasik

    This summer my wife, Janice, and I drove across Canada in our RV and stopped into numerous food technical centres on our way. Although all of the places we visited are doing well, they all commented that food processors in

  • Editorial: Slow it Down

    December 18, 2009 by Carolyn Cooper

    Obtaining financing for agri-food and food processing ventures has always been notoriously difficult, especially for small to mid-size enterprises. Banks are often unwilling to loan to businesses they see as risky projects or to those without equity, and venture capitalists

  • Canadian Processors Close Margin Gap with U.S.

    December 17, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Study reveals U.S. processors no longer enjoying wider operating margin on food and beverage products A new North American benchmarking study of the food and beverage industry shows that Canadian processors have closed the long-standing operating margin gap with U.S.

  • Nanotechnology: small in size, big in possibilities

    December 17, 2009 by Dr. Ron Wasik

    Scientists have discovered that nano-sized biological and non-biological structures have valuable physical, chemical and biological properties that are substantially different from the larger forms from which they are made. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are now used in medicine, information technology, nutrition,

  • Export Report: Southern Exposure

    December 16, 2009 by Debbie Lawes

    Canadian companies could be forgiven for thinking the United States is one of the last markets they should pursue for new export opportunities. Its economic growth is forecast to contract 1.6 per cent this year, according to the International Monetary

  • U.S. creates a new customs and border protection facility

    December 14, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s secretary Janet Napolitano announced the creation of the Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, dedicated to ensuring the safety of imported food. The Center is a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility

  • IFT releases food safety review

    December 14, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    An Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) study that analyzed product tracing in the industry has found some common problems, reports Variations in traceability systems The story reports that traceability systems within the food industry varied in sophistication, from paper