Food In Canada


  • Island Chowder

    January 20, 2009 by Kathy Birt

    Getting a thick, creamy Prince Edward Island seafood chowder into the marketplace is the culmination of years of working at his craft for chef Greg Aitken of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Whether it’s winning best chowder accolades in the annual Shellfish Festival

  • Raising Allergy Awareness

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada Staff

    AllerGen NCE Inc., the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network, has partnered with Health Canada to launch a national study to determine how prevalent food allergies are among Canadians, and the effectiveness of allergen warnings on food labels. It’s hoped that

  • Chip fix

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada Staff

    When did potato chips become so healthy? Companies have offered baked chips rather than fried, and have reduced trans fats. But more recent developments seem to amount to a reinvention of sorts for the lowly, but deliciously addictive, potato chip.

  • Manitoba Processors Look to Niche Marketing

    January 20, 2009 by Myron Love

    With the high price of gas and oil, the high Canadian dollar and the rising cost of other inputs, these are challenging times for Canadian food processors. In Manitoba however, many processors are successfully relying on niche products to overcome

  • Colour it green

    January 20, 2009 by Deanna Rosolen

    In 2006, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a packaging scorecard in an effort to reduce packaging across its global supply chain by five per cent by 2013. Its suppliers were given a trial period of exactly one year before the company

  • Agri-Food Innovation Forum

    January 14, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    MaRS Landing and the Canadian Liver Foundation have partnered to co-present The Agri-Food Innovation Forum “Food, A Healthy Value Proposition: The Appetite Continues…” and The LIVERight Awards from Feb. 10 to 12, 2009 in Toronto. Network with an elite gathering

  • PACKEX Toronto: May 5-7, 2009 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

    January 9, 2009 by

    With the new tagline Pack to the Future, PACex International becomes PACKEX Toronto, Canada’ s Packaging, Material Handling and Logistics show. PACKEX Toronto will also welcome, IPA Canada, the new tradeshow brand for the food processing industry, presenting equipment, services

  • Chicken gains share as meat consumption slows

    January 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Two year-end reports differ as to whether U.S. meat and poultry consumption has slowed or declined but both agree that chicken is gaining market share as recession weary consumers opt for value. The U.S. Livestock Marketing Information Centre reports that

  • Exports sustain sector as Canadian market weakens

    January 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Economic output in Canada’s $21 billion meat and poultry processing sector held steady with prior year output in the first ten months of 2008. Domestic consumption weakened but real GDP (value added) managed an anemic 0.2% growth thanks to a

  • Canada challenges costly COOL regs

    January 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Ottawa has requested formal consultations with the U.S. under the World Trade Organization dispute settlement process on the country-of-origin labelling (COOL) measures. The legislation was implemented on Sept. 30, 2008 with a six-month non-enforcement transition period. For North American products