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  • New initiative aims to raise consumers’ wheat awareness

    November 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Most consumers know wheat once it becomes pasta or pastry. But many consumers don’t know how wheat comes to be part of their diet. So the U.S.-based Wheat Foods Council created How Wheat Works, an interactive, online program that launched

  • Robin Hood celebrates 100 years

    November 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Canadian company Robin Hood is celebrating 100 years. To mark a century of Canadian baking traditions, the company says it’s launching free Bake, Batter and Roll hands-on, pop-up bakeshops in select cities across the country. According to a release, the

  • Cereal manufacturers can do more to combat obesity: study

    November 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    A new study out of the U.S. has found that cereals aimed at children tend to contain 85 per cent more sugar, 65 per cent less fibre and 60 per cent more sodium when compared to cereals marketed to adults.

  • Amino acids may reduce the formation of acrylamide

    November 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Researchers in the U.K. have found that an amino acid in wheat flour, called proline, may reduce the formation of acrylamide by 80 per cent, reports WorldBakers.com. The researchers, who are from the University of Leeds, University of Northumbria at

  • Canadians need more help understanding what’s in their food

    November 3, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition (CCFN) released its 2009 Tracking Nutrition Trends: A 20 Year History report late last month. The report found that food product labels continue to be Canadians’ most credible and highly used source of

  • SIAL Montreal becomes SIAL Canada

    November 2, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    For 2010, SIAL Montreal becomes SIAL Canada confirming its place as the leader of international trade shows in Canada. The name change was also made to reaffirm participation of exhibitors and attendees from across Canada and to strengthen the show’s

  • Retailer puts fruit and vegetable waste to good use

    November 2, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Loblaw Companies Limited has announced an agreement with StormFisher Biogas of London, Ont. to put its fruit and vegetable waste to good use. Both companies announced last month that all organic trimmings produced at Loblaw corporate grocery stores in South

  • Canadian grad student develops new cattle vaccine

    November 2, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    University of Saskatchewan graduate student David Asper has created a new cattle vaccine. The university’s website reports that the veterinary microbiology student’s work, which is soon to be published, is based on the idea that humans can be protected from

  • Editorial: A Word of Warning

    October 30, 2009 by Carolyn Cooper

    Last month Sheila Weatherill, the Independent Investigator appointed to investigate last summer’s listeriosis outbreak at Maple Leaf’s Toronto plant, released her much-anticipated report on the incident that contributed to 22 deaths and hundreds of illnesses. The six-month, $3-million investigation spoke

  • Canadians aren’t eating enough of the four food groups

    October 30, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The Registered Dietitians from the Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Dietitians of Canada released the results of a national survey this month that found many Canadian adults are not consuming the recommended number of daily servings of any of

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