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  • A new study finds our brains regulate salt intake

    October 21, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Results from a new study released in the U.S. this month question the logic of limiting salt intake. For decades, health advocates, nutritionists and medical professionals have advocated lowering daily salt consumption. But the study, called Can Dietary Sodium Intake

  • Scientists discover how we taste carbonation

    October 19, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Scientists from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, San Diego, claim to have found how we taste the carbonation bubbling in our sodas, sparkling wines and

  • Ontario announces plan for domestic grape, wine industry

    October 14, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Services has announced a plan that it says will help the domestic grape and wine industry. The announcement was posted on its website on Oct. 13.Cellared in Canada wines controversy The wine industry in both Ontario

  • U.S. FDA awards grants

    October 13, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded 83 grants totalling US$17.5 million to state and local regulatory agencies to boost food and feed safety initiatives among federal, state and local partners, reports a release on the FDA’s website.

  • Apple film wraps may enhance food safety

    October 13, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    A new study in the Journal of Food Science, which is published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), has found that meat and poultry products may be rendered safer with the use of edible apple film wraps. For both

  • Study finds that mustard flour can kill bacteria

    October 13, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    There have been new developments in a University of Manitoba project that’s examining the antimicrobial properties of mustard in meat products. Rick Holley, professor of food microbiology and food safety in the Department of Food Science at the University of

  • Managing Product Recalls

    October 13, 2009 by Jérôme Thirion and Joseph Brick, KPMG

    There is a global legislators’ move towards greater enforcement of accountability to manufacturers, importers, and distributors of consumer products, which may be attributed to numerous product recalls with public safety concerns in recent years.  The Government of Canada is evaluating

  • CSPI releases its list of the 10 riskiest foods

    October 7, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Should you eat those leafy greens? Those eggs? That tuna sandwich? According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – Washington, those are the top three foods on its list of the 10 riskiest foods regulated by

  • Maple Leaf unveils its culinary innovation centre

    October 7, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. officially opened the doors to its ThinkFOOD! Centre this week. ThinkFOOD!’s reception area, featuring the media towers. The 25,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility is located at the company’s corporate offices in Mississauga, Ont.Enabling collaboration The centre will

  • Liquid management system that is self-contained

    October 2, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Conflow Technologies Inc. has launched its BC210PA series Portable Liquid Management System, a compact, self-contained and battery powered system. Conflow Technologies Inc.’s new BC210PA series Portable Liquid Management System. The BC210PA uses the high-precision Process-Data PD340 Electromagnetic Flow Transmitter as

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