Food In Canada


  • 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

  • Salary Survey: Show Us the Money!

    December 23, 2008 by Food in Canada staff

    Ever wondered how your career experience compares to that of your peers? Do you question whether your employees are really happy with their working conditions? And what about the question that’s ultimately on everyone’s mind – do I make enough

  • Grocery Innovations Highlights Top Trends

    December 23, 2008 by Food in Canada staff

    This year’s Grocery Innovations Canada tradeshow attracted more than 6,000 industry professionals to 550 booths from food and beverage manufacturers exhibiting a wide range of new product offerings. The two-day show, which this year took place Oct. 26 and 27

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    December 22, 2008 by Food in Canada staff

    Some of the world’s most innovative and creative packaging products were highlighted recently at the Worldwide Packaging Design Awards Competition, the Pentawards 2008. Now in its second year, the competition is the only global event recognizing excellence in brand packaging

  • A sea-to-sea guarantee

    December 22, 2008 by Rosie Lombardi

    Canadian food retailers are being hit by a wave of activism over depleted seafood stocks, and in turn, they’re pressuring seafood producers to obtain certifications that show their fisheries are sustainably managed. In June, Greenpeace activists targeted eight leading Canadian

  • Spice it Up

    December 22, 2008 by Deanne Rosolen

    No matter what your cultural background is or where your culinary tastes lie, you’ve probably eaten Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine. So you’ve met the original ethnic flavours, the first flavours to tempt consumers away from more familiar dishes. Today,

  • An Appetite for Convenience

    December 22, 2008 by Valerie Ward

    Since the collapse of communism in 1989, Eastern Europe has struggled to catch up with western levels of economic development. Its efforts have paid off, and today many countries in the region are now members of NATO and the WTO,