Food In Canada


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    Canada officially adds BPA to toxic substances list

    October 14, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Environment Canada has announced that it is officially adding bisphenol A (BPA) to Canada’s toxic substance list. In a statement, Jim Prentice, minister of the Environment, said: “The Government of Canada has a strong record of taking action on BPA

  • Cascades Competes for Innovative Product Award

    October 13, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Candiac, Que.-based Cascades Tissue Group and Napanee, Ont.-based Strathcona Paper have both been shortlisted for the Innovative Product of the Year in the 2010 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards. Both companies are also finalists for an Environmental Strategy of

  • Blueberries Cut Risk of Diabetes

    October 8, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Regular servings of blueberries can help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in men and women at risk for the disease. That’s according to a new study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System,

  • CPG companies, retailers expect private label to grow

    October 7, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    A study has found that consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and retail executives both agree that private-label products will have a greater share of the market by 2012. The study, The Battle for Brands in a World of Private Labels,

  • Taste Testings: Consumer Product Reviews

    October 6, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    New Moon Kitchen is a Toronto-based gourmet bakery offering healthy baked goods. The eight varieties of cookies are made with 100-per-cent organic spelt flour, are dairy-, egg- and nut-free, are vegan, and contain no preservatives or cholesterol. Varieties include: Chocolate

  • Maple Leaf to Transform Operations

    October 6, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Maple Leaf Foods has announced it will undertake broad changes to its operations, all designed to drive shareholder value. As part of a five-year strategic plan, the Toronto-based company will spend $755 million from now until 2013 on improving profitability

  • Consumer Interest in Fair Trade Wine Growing

    October 1, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Market researcher Datamonitor is predicting that fair trade wine will continue to increase in popularity among consumers interested in ethical trade and fair trade alcohol. The company, which studies global market and business strategies, says consumers are becoming increasingly interested

  • Supplier News – October

    September 30, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    • Fortitech, Inc. has launched its own blog called Fortitalk. The interactive forum, at, is designed as a place for discussion about issues affecting the food and beverage industry. • Brampton, Ont.-based L.V. Lomas Ltd. has acquired Hacrima Holdings

  • News Regulation

    Mariposa Dairy expands operations – again

    September 30, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Lindsay, Ont.-based Mariposa Dairy Ltd. has received funding – for the second time in just over a year – this time through Ontario’s Rural Economic Development program, reports the More than $200,000 in funding will go toward refurbishing and

  • Danone to produce DanActive probiotic drink in Quebec

    September 29, 2010 by Food in Canada staff

    Danone Canada will invest $50 million in its Boucherville, Que.-based plant to produce its DanActive probiotic drink. The company says the investment will create 31 direct jobs and more than 500 indirect jobs. It will also mean that the DanActive

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