Food In Canada


  • International Poultry Expo 2009

    March 30, 2009 by

    Trussing Machine The Siebeck FRT-MF tying machine automates chicken trussing, allowing for higher throughput, greater productivity and fewer operator wrist problems or back and arm strain. The unit, which is able to prepare up to 20 chickens per minute with

  • Continuous Motion

    March 30, 2009 by Mark Cardwell

    A year ago, Marc Lafontaine and Yannick Gervais were at a crossroads. Partners in Trois-Rivières, Que.-based Charcutérie La Fernandière, one of the province’s oldest and biggest sausage-making firms, founded by Gervais’ grandfather in 1948, the pair watched their profits plummet

  • Just Stuff It

    March 30, 2009 by Treena Hein

    Grab-and-go is among the most closely watched and competitive food industry sectors in Canada today. Behind the boom is the country’s ever-growing population of time-starved consumers. An added impetus, according to the NPD Group, Inc., a research and consulting company

  • Building Bonds

    March 30, 2009 by Carolyn Cooper

    It might be a rarity in today’s economically challenging times to hear a business owner talk with passion and confidence about the strength of his business. But when you’re talking to Leigh Young, president and owner of Winnipeg, Man.-based To-Le-Do

  • Consumers in Control

    March 30, 2009 by Valerie Ward

    Fifteen years ago, it was tough to get consumers to think about where their food came from as long as they could find it at the supermarket. “It’s a different story now,” says Kelly Daynard, program manager at the Guelph,

  • BPA Blues

    March 30, 2009 by Deanna Rosolen

    In 2008 Canada made the bold move of designating bisphenol A, also known as BPA, a toxic agent. BPA is an industrial chemical mainly used to make polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers, plastic food wrap and the epoxy resins

  • The Peanut Coporation of America

    March 30, 2009 by

    This column was to be about emerging technologies that could enhance food safety, but in light of the international recall of peanut products processed by the Peanut Corporation of American (PCA) at its Blakely Ga. plant, I wanted to write

  • Winnipeg R&D on Soy Protein isolate

    March 30, 2009 by

    A confluence of trends in the food industry bodes very well for the success of a new soy protein isolate – labelled Clarisoy – that was unveiled in early November by Burcon NutraScience Corporation. “We are fortunate that our product

  • Enriching Pork with Omega-3

    March 30, 2009 by

    A new value-added marketing trend is increasing the omega-3 fatty acid content in food products aimed to improve cardiovascular health. Omega-3 fatty acids are not only associated with heart health, but may also improve the immune system and reduce the

  • The Best of Ontario Meats

    March 30, 2009 by

    Last month the winners of the Ontario’s Finest Meat Competition were announced during the Ontario Independent Meat Processors annual conference. Products were evaluated in 12 different categories by a panel of industry professionals, and judged based on factors such as