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  • CSPI urges FDA to end “food labelling chaos”

    January 8, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – Washington has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop “egregious…false claims, ingredient obfuscations and other labelling shenanigans” on food products. The CSPI sent the U.S. FDA a report

  • Canadian processors close margin gap: report

    January 8, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    A report from Deloitte & Touche LLP has found that Canadian food and beverage manufacturers have closed a longstanding margin gap compared to their counterparts in the U.S. In the report, entitled, Benchmarking for Success 2009, the authors say “Canadian

  • Growth of Functional Drinks Slows

    January 7, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Despite being one of the fastest-growing beverage categories in recent years, the functional drink market seems to be slowing down. North American Market Slows According to market researcher Zenith International, global sales of functional drinks rose three per cent in

  • Meat not linked to prostate cancer recurrence

    January 6, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Despite recent fears linking red meat to certain types of cancer, a new study suggests that consuming processed and unprocessed red meat, fish, total poultry and skinless poultry does not affect the progress or recurrence of prostate cancer. However, the

  • Green Tea a Flu Fighter?

    December 30, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    New research from Japanese tea producer Ito En shows that green tea catechins can reduce infections from flu, including flu from the H1N1 virus. The study was based on past research on the antiviral properties of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and

  • 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

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