Recipe to Retail (Part 2): Cracking the Competition
Thousands of packaged food products are launched annually in…
Can we compete?
How might the complexity issue help us?
A meal by any other name
Snacks, in all their forms, now account for US$374 billion annually
Soya say it’s healthy, eh?
A look at Health Canada’s “Proposal to Accept a Health Claim about Soy Products and Cholesterol Lowering”
Safe Food Canada – The Learning Partnership
Ron Wasik discusses this new not-for-profit organization
Regulatory Myths – Part II
Myth number 2: Quantitative Risk Benefit Analysis has significantly improved regulation making.
So, does the complexity of the sector get in the way of an overall strategy?
The market is complex. Canada’s innovation strategy must not only cover the product complexity, but also ensure sound environmental performance in the entire value chain as well as cost effective, high-quality foods (think Lean/Six Sigma) to enable us to beat our competition.
Not Training Your Operations Staff on Information Management Could Cost You
Over 40% of Canadian food recalls are triggered by…
Who cares about French translation?
An American brand owner planning to launch in the…
Market trends that will drive our national food strategy
Gary Fread looks at the consumer trends affecting the food industry in Canada
How Does Your Traceability System Stack Up?
Traceability Audit scores are not like school grades, where…
Plant micro results are good, but bad in the field
Reconciling good micro results in the plant with bad micro problems in the field
To gluten and beyond!
Canadian regulations allow gluten claim
Regulatory Myths – Part I
Myth number-1: the fewer regulations the better.
A Canadian national food strategy: Yes, we can do it, but will we?
And so, we start another new year. Much is…
Is a national food strategy the right way to go?
Does Canada need a national food plan?
Product Innovations at GIC
Innovation is often the result of trying to solve…
Promotions: Are print flyers becoming obsolete?
Getting products listed at retailers can be a challenge,…
Make way for Generation Z
Move over millennials, there’s a new cohort in town
Brewing modern food standards
When speaking of regulatory modernization it is hard to avoid the dialogue around food standards
Social media – ally or enemy?
Social media can provide your company with many opportunities, as well as challenges
Can we compete?
Some thoughts on value chains and roundtables
CFIA Modernization: The consultations conclude
Early this year the Canadian Food Inspection Agency published responses to industry feedback received in 2013. The CFIA provided more detail about how it hopes to operate under its new terms of reference. Here is a short list.
Re-imagining Canada Food Inc.
More about how to make a national Canadian food strategy a reality
GIC Promotes Community Support
Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons remind us to share…
Serving up label changes
Serving sizes and mandatory labelling
Amplifying AMPs – Part II
Careful attention to implementation is key
What about an environmental strategy?
Gary Fread looks at the environmental aspects of sustainability and the success of Canada Food Inc.
Canadian Food Innovators
At this year’s CHFA (Canadian Health Food Association) show…
A “sweet” trinity – sugar labelling
Sugar and the future of nutrition labelling in Canada
Reference database for hazard identification
Canada has developed a “Reference Database for Hazard Identification”
Amplifying AMPs – Part I
Extending AMPs to the Meat Inspection Act is a major development
How could we make this happen?
Gary Fread considers the future of Canada Food Inc.
Private Label Pros & Cons
Food processors often ask me if they should enter…
The buzz about the bees
In Canada, according to the Canadian Honey Council, bee population has declined by roughly 35 per cent in the past three years alone
What do Canadians want on food labels?
Food labelling modernization is coming, but what do consumers actually want?