Food In Canada

Opinions

  • Ron Doering

    Grocery store: The untold story

    April 23, 2018 by Ron Doering

    Most consumers know almost nothing about how grocery stores operate

  • Birgit Blain

    Convenience Sells!

    April 6, 2018 by Birgit Blain

    Trade shows are a great way to inspire the next big idea and find suppliers. This year’s Restaurants Canada show was no exception. Convenience was a common theme and IT SELLS – be it ready-to-eat, heat-‘n’-serve, meal solutions, portion packs, portability or

  • Gary Gnirss
    Opinion Regulation

    FOPs: In-your-face nutrition symbols

    April 5, 2018 by Gary Gnirss

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

  • Ron Wasik

    GFSI and food safety

    April 5, 2018 by Ron Wasik

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

  • Ron Doering
    Opinion Regulation

    Advancing food law and policy research

    February 22, 2018 by Ron Doering

    One of my reasons for starting this column 16 years ago (can it really be 16 years?), was to have food law be more widely recognized as a distinct, important and growing body of law in its own right. While

  • Ron Wasik
    Opinion Uncategorized

    Enhancing food safety with blockchain technology

    February 22, 2018 by Ron Wasik

    By now most everyone has heard the term “blockchain” and likely read something about the electronic currency or cryptocurrency Bitcoin that blockchain technology has enabled. Articles have started appearing online, in newspapers and in agri-food magazines claiming that blockchain technology

  • Gary Gnirss
    Opinion Regulation

    Prescribing food labelling rules

    February 22, 2018 by Gary Gnirss

    Our discussion on food labelling modernization often uses the terms “prescriptive” and “prescribed” to describe the evolution in how regulations govern food. Not only are there more labelling requirements today than a few decades ago, but the expectations of how

  • Birgit Blain
    Opinion Packaging

    Rebranding Energy Spheres

    February 16, 2018 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 13…  Brands evolve over time, sometimes changing the messaging and packaging several times to “get it right.” This is expensive, time consuming and disrupts the business. It also confuses loyal customers who cannot find the old

  • Birgit Blain

    Canadian Cutting-Edge Innovation

    January 18, 2018 by Birgit Blain

    Canada is famous for maple syrup, poutine and now, the invention of 100% compostable single-cup coffee pods. The advent of K-Cups took the coffee category by storm, stacking up annual sales in the billions. Unfortunately it also created an enormous

  • Ron Wasik
    Opinion Food Safety

    Microwave-Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS)

    December 7, 2017 by Ron Wasik

    MATS technology takes the traditional retort process to another level