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Opinion Food In Canada Sustainability
November 7, 2019  

Behind Maple Leaf Foods’ bold call to become carbon neutral

By Sylvain Charlebois Maple Leaf Foods is not just

Opinion Health & Wellness Meat &Poultry Food Trends Sustainability
November 1, 2019  

If you’re a meat lover, thank a vegan. Here’s why

November 1 is World Vegan Day. If you’re a meat lover, hug a vegan. You should be thankful for what vegans are doing to our food industry.

Opinion Food In Canada
October 17, 2019  

Recreational legal cannabis sales may reach 50% of total sales between 2025 and 2026

By Sylvain Charlebois and Brian Sterling Dalhousie University Recreational

Opinion Health & Wellness Food Trends Packaging Products Sustainability
October 1, 2019  

Plant-based Takes Root at CHFA East

CHFA East in Toronto has evolved to become a

Opinion Food In Canada Food Trends
September 30, 2019  

McDonald’s: The great protein betrayal

By Sylvain Charlebois Director, Agri-food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University

Opinion Food In Canada Regulation
September 25, 2019  

Not Kosher?

By Sylvain Charlebois, Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University

Opinion Dairy Food In Canada Regulation
August 19, 2019  

Dairy welfare

“Dairy farmers can no longer say that supply management allows them to produce milk for Canadians, without any subsidies. That all changed last week. But dairy farmers shouldn’t just be compensated, they also deserve a continuing strategy. And right now, there isn’t one.”

Opinion Packaging Regulation
July 26, 2019  

Curbing Deceptive Marketing

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 19… Consumers don’t like to

Opinion Health & Wellness Meat &Poultry Specialty Foods Food In Canada Food Trends Products
May 21, 2019  

Don’t care about the new Food Guide? Some do, especially when it comes to plant-based dieting

By: Sylvain Charlebois According to a recent poll from

Opinion Business Operations
May 7, 2019  

TIME FOR A DIET? Practice portfolio management

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 18… Many food brands suffer

Opinion Meat &Poultry
April 12, 2019  

Maple Leaf Foods, U.S.A.?

By: Sylvain Charlebois Maple Leaf Foods, the largest pork

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Specialty Foods Business Operations
March 26, 2019  

Benefits of a SWOT

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 17… Before embarking on a

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Exporting & Importing Food In Canada Processing
March 22, 2019  

Ottawa stunts agri-food sector growth

The following is an opinion piece by Dr. Sylvain

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Dairy Business Operations
March 5, 2019  

Saving Jell-O

by Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University  If some were still

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
January 24, 2019  

A Single Food Safety Agency for the U.S.?

Well, here they go again. Another U.S. President has

Opinion Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
January 24, 2019  

Safe Foods for Canadians Act: More than meets the eye

With summer now well behind us and a month

Opinion Exporting & Importing Food Trends
January 24, 2019  

Market Commentary: Giving up dairy import quotas not the answer

From the October 2018 issue of Food in Canada magazine

Opinion Food In Canada Food Trends
January 23, 2019  

FCPC welcomes a modern food guide for Canadians: processed food has a place in a healthy diet

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), the

Opinion Food Trends
January 22, 2019  

Canada’s Food Guide: A new dish, with a dash of condescension   

“Canada’s new food guide is finally here. After years of celebrating our agricultural know-how, our food guide has now gone urban. But c’mon Health Canada, enough with the patronizing already.”

Opinion Food In Canada Packaging Regulation
November 9, 2018  

Would a (slight) labelling change do you good?

Jet Label president and chief executive officer Darrell Friesen provides a reason to refresh rather than rebrand via labelling options.

Opinion Food In Canada Food Trends Products
November 7, 2018  

7 Nifty Grocery Innovations

Every trade show is an opportunity to gain insights

Opinion Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Food Trends Products
October 17, 2018  

CHFA Show Takeaways

As a packaged foods consultant, I nibble my way

Opinion Business Operations
August 30, 2018  

Increase Sales with Exemplary Customer Service

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 16… When consumers take the

Opinion Food Safety
August 7, 2018  

Food processing inspection technology: Three system comparisons to consider 

Metal detection equipment manufacturers Fortress Technology take a look at the equipment options in the most widespread food and packaging application scenarios, cutting through the confusion on the pros and pitfalls of metal detectors versus X-Ray, highlighting the importance of arming yourself with all of the facts to make an informed decision based upon the most prevalent contaminant risks. 

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Health & Wellness Specialty Foods Packaging Products
July 27, 2018  

The Point of Difference: How to Stand Out from Competitors

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 15… With the glut of

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Packaging Regulation
May 31, 2018  

Truth in labelling

Front-of-packaging labelling is making things easier for consumers, but it’s not making labelling more truthful

Opinion Meat &Poultry Food Safety Packaging Regulation
May 31, 2018  

Reducing Salmonella in breaded poultry products

New CFIA rules mean Salmonella must be reduced to below detectable amounts in frozen raw breaded products

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends Products
May 31, 2018  

Next generation retail

Vending machines are another important point of sale for food and beverage manufacturers

Opinion Food In Canada Packaging
April 24, 2018  

Trademarks Mean Business

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 14…  What comes to mind

Opinion Health & Wellness Regulation
April 24, 2018  

The future of nutrient content claims

With labelling modernization, nutrient content claims will become even more “prescribed”

Opinion Health & Wellness Food Safety Packaging Regulation
April 23, 2018  

Accounting & accountability – front-of-packaging labelling

The Healthy Eating Strategy and the FOP legislation have well-intentioned outcomes

Opinion Business Operations Food In Canada Food Trends Processing
April 23, 2018  

Grocery store: The untold story

Most consumers know almost nothing about how grocery stores operate

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Meat &Poultry Food Trends Packaging
April 6, 2018  

Convenience Sells!

Trade shows are a great way to inspire the

Opinion Regulation
April 5, 2018  

FOPs: In-your-face nutrition symbols

Foods high in saturated fat, sugars and sodium will feature nutrition symbols on the front of package

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
April 5, 2018  

GFSI and food safety

Over the long term, GFSI schemes will reduce the number of food safety recalls

Opinion Regulation
February 22, 2018  

Advancing food law and policy research

One of my reasons for starting this column 16