Food In Canada


  • Birgit Blain

    Partnering with Co-packers

    May 15, 2017 by Birgit Blain

    RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 10 Brand owners often partner with co-packers to produce their product. It enables them to focus time and financial resources on building the brand, rather than tying up money to build and operate a manufacturing facility. Strong

  • Birgit Blain
    Opinion Food Trends

    Evolution in Food Trends

    May 10, 2017 by Birgit Blain

    Innovation is critical for success in the packaged foods business. That’s why brand owners need to keep tabs on trends as they evolve in the market. Restaurants have long been a barometer for emerging food trends. Discover innovative, on-trend products

  • Ron Wasik
    Opinion Food Safety

    Measuring the success of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

    May 4, 2017 by Ron Wasik

    Every business assesses its performance against well-defined business goals on a weekly, monthly or quarterly frequency to ensure that the company is on track to meeting those goals and ultimately achieving success. Although the comment period for Canada Gazette Part

  • Gary Gnirss

    Fishy food labelling

    May 4, 2017 by Gary Gnirss

    Seafood labelling in Canada was a recent focus of, an environmental group operated by the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Centre, and Living Oceans. Their March 2017 report, Canadians Eating in the Dark: A Report Card of International Seafood

  • Ron Doering

    Happy birthday, CFIA

    May 4, 2017 by Ron Doering

    The 20th anniversary of the Canadian Food Inspection  Agency (CFIA) seems to have gone by unnoticed, even by the CFIA. Has it lived up to the original vision? Has it achieved its promise from 20 years ago? Of course I’m

  • Gary Fread

    Canada’s Food Sector: What’s going to change?

    May 2, 2017 by Gary Fread

    Our complex food sector requires collaboration with government across all sectors of the industry

  • Birgit Blain

    SIAL Innovation Finalists

    April 25, 2017 by Birgit Blain

    Now in it’s 10th year, SIAL INNOVATION celebrates innovative products exhibited at the annual SIAL trade show. It was a pleasure to be one of eight food industry experts judging innovative products from around the globe. Here are the 10

  • Ron Wasik

    SFCR and food safety – Part II

    April 9, 2017 by Ron Wasik

    This month I’ll continue to look at some of the benefits and costs to be expected from the introduction of the Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). Benefits 1. Reduced food safety risk – The Canada Gazette Part I (CG1)

  • Gary Gnirss

    The flavour in food labelling modernization

    April 9, 2017 by Gary Gnirss

    The flavour of food must be appealing in order to sell a product. But it’s not too often we get to sample food before we buy. Instead, the principal means of communicating flavours on a packaged consumer food is via its label.

  • Birgit Blain
    Opinion Food Trends

    Harvey’s Undresses the Burger: 5 Takeaways for Brand Owners

    March 28, 2017 by Birgit Blain

    I had the pleasure of a behind-the-scenes look at Build-A-Bowl, Harvey’s new fast food concept, at the Cara Culinary Centre. Now burger lovers can have it bunless. A choice of beef, chicken, veggie or fish on a generous helping of

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