Food In Canada

Opinions

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
August 8, 2014  

Recent research on third-party audits

Two recently published academic studies provide interesting insights into several aspects of this important new area of food law

Opinion Food Safety
August 8, 2014  

Traceability today

There are a number of excellent reasons why processors are adopting some degree of traceability

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends Processing
August 5, 2014  

Strategic Planning Analysis – Part III

Gary Fread looks at what it will take for Canada Food Inc. to succeed

Opinion Food Safety Processing
July 24, 2014  

Cronut Burger lessons

This unfortunate incident is a learning opportunity for packaged food brands and foodservice operators at someone else’s expense.

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends Processing
June 26, 2014  

Strategic Planning Analyses – Part II

Gary Fread looks at the food and beverage industry using a 5 Forces Analysis

Opinion Packaging Regulation
June 23, 2014  

Best Before Date Confusion

  Consumers don’t understand what best before dates really

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
June 23, 2014  

Food literacy and labelling

We still have a lot to learn about food in order to make informed decisions about what we eat

Opinion Meat &Poultry Food Safety Regulation
June 23, 2014  

Reducing antibiotics in meat – Part II

Strengthening vet oversight of antimicrobial use in food animals

Opinion Business Operations
June 3, 2014  

Strategic Planning Analyses: The Food & Beverage Industry

Gary Fread proposes a PEST Analysis of Canada Food Inc.

Opinion Packaging Regulation
May 23, 2014  

Memories of the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising

Gary Gnirss examines the new Food Labelling for Industry guidelines

Opinion Meat &Poultry Food Safety Processing Regulation
May 21, 2014  

Reducing antibiotics in meat – Part I

Ron Doering discusses the proposal to remove growth promotion claims from vet drugs

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Facilities Maintenance Food Safety
May 7, 2014  

Where should food safety culture start?

So where should a food safety culture begin? For

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends
May 2, 2014  

Consumer trends: Key drivers of our national food strategy

Gary Fread continues his look at consumer trends and their influence on a national food strategy

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
April 24, 2014  

Beware of Gluten-Free Claims

Gluten-free has spread like wildfire. In hot pursuit of

Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Processing Regulation
April 10, 2014  

How traceability can increase profitability

In her new column, Birgit Blain discusses ways in which food processors can turn traceability requirements into a positive, value-added proposition

Opinion Beverages Business Operations Exporting & Importing Food Trends
April 10, 2014  

Building a national food strategy: Consumer trends and the beverage division

Gary Fread continues his look at consumer trends and their influence on a national food strategy, this time with an eye on the beverage sector

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Business Operations Processing
March 28, 2014  

Eating my fill

What it’s like to be judge for the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards program

Opinion Packaging Regulation
March 26, 2014  

A matter of nutrition facts

The U.S. FDA has recently made it obvious that

Opinion Food Safety
March 26, 2014  

Counter Culture

We often overlook the influences microorganisms may have had in human evolution

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Processing
March 20, 2014  

New FedDev Ontario initiatives can help food and beverage processors

New FedDev Ontario initiatives can help food and beverage processors

Opinion Meat &Poultry Seafood Business Operations Food Trends Processing
February 26, 2014  

Building a national food strategy: Consumer Trends and the red meat, poultry, and fish and seafood divisions

Gary Fread continues his look at consumer trends and their influence on a national food strategy

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Grain & Oilseed Milling Ingredients & Additives Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Business Operations Food Safety
February 11, 2014  

“OB” and double “V” – Focus on Food Safety

Many in the agri-food industry are concerned about the

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Regulation
February 10, 2014  

The year ahead in food regulation and labelling

Last year was a year of breaking bad that included much discussion and anticipation over the future of food regulation in Canada. It also threw in a few surprises, such as transitioning the authority of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to Health Canada. Many questions concerning the future of how food will be regulated still need to be addressed.

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Business Operations Food Trends Research & Development
February 10, 2014  

Turn up the heat

This year Canadians will be on the hunt for heat, and that’s not just because we’re in the middle of a bitterly cold winter.

Opinion Grain & Oilseed Milling Business Operations
January 30, 2014  

Building a national food strategy: Consumer trends and the oilseeds and pulses division

Gary Fread looks at the impact of consumer trends on Canada’s oilseeds and pulses sector

Opinion Business Operations Processing
January 10, 2014  

Building a national food strategy: consumer trends and the grains division

Consumer trends and their influence on the grains sector

Opinion Meat &Poultry Business Operations
December 19, 2013  

Bacon and a dream

Josh Sankey is heading for Los Angeles from New York in a trailer. But he has no money or credit cards. He’s paying for everything using 3,000 lbs of bacon.

Opinion Food Safety Research & Development
December 18, 2013  

Antibiotics in meat: Does the science matter?

While regulators say there is no risk to human health from the use of antibiotics in agriculture, why are we seeing the proliferation of meat labels with “no antibiotics” claims?

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety
December 5, 2013  

Norovirus and the connection to foodborne illness

Dr. Ron Wasik discusses the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in North America

Opinion Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Food Safety Food Trends Research & Development
December 4, 2013  

The great debate

Could GMOs be the answer for feeding the estimated 10 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050?

Opinion
December 4, 2013  

To boldly eat what no one has eaten before…

Last month science fiction became science fact, with the successful unveiling, and consumption, of the first hamburger made from cultured beef.

Opinion Food Safety Packaging
December 4, 2013  

An easier choice

Hard to open packaging is not only frustrating, it can be potentially dangerous

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends Packaging
December 4, 2013  

Makes sense

Have you ever wondered how the way your product looks affects a consumer’s perception of its taste?

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends
November 20, 2013  

A Canadian National Food Strategy…Let’s dig a little deeper

Understanding consumer trends and demands will be key in any national food strategy

Opinion Food Safety
September 26, 2013  

Inspection modernization: The final model

Ron Wasik takes a closer look at the proposed regulatory initiatives on changes to food inspection

Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
September 16, 2013  

Halal labelling requirements are coming to Canada

Religious food law and modern food law have points where their relationship intersects