Food In Canada

Opinions

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Business Operations Food Trends Regulation
July 31, 2012  

Making the move from NHP to food

Health Canada tests the waters with caffeinated energy drinks

Opinion Business Operations Regulation Research & Development
July 24, 2012  

Doing better by doing less: The new food law

Recent changes to the Food and Drugs Act could lighten the load for Health Canada, a move that will hopefully benefit food producers

Opinion Business Operations
June 21, 2012  

Obstacles to competitiveness

Gary Fread explains why attitude and leadership can sometimes act as barriers to competitiveness

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
June 15, 2012  

The true measure of food safety

As Ron Doering explains, determining the safety of the Canadian food system is easier said than done

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Business Operations Food Trends Regulation
June 7, 2012  

Reforming food regulation

Recent amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations are designed to speed entry of new foods and use of new health claims

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Food Safety
May 25, 2012  

Food safety in a digital world

Ron Wasik looks at the automation of food safety programs

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance
May 15, 2012  

How to make change happen

According to Gary Fread, a transformation of the food industry must occur now

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
April 26, 2012  

Focus on Food Safety

Finding a Canadian food strategy won’t be easy

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends
April 24, 2012  

Rural romanticism and “natural” foods

Ronald Doering takes a hard look at what consumers want, what farmers can deliver and how the CFIA is to regulate it all

Opinion Ingredients & Additives Food Trends Packaging Regulation Research & Development
April 19, 2012  

Green Tea: The beverage that packs a huge health punch

Proponents of green tea tout it as an important weapon in our arsenal against a large number of diseases, but making that claim on a food or beverage product isn’t so simple

Opinion Business Operations Exporting & Importing Food Safety Regulation
April 4, 2012  

Losing virginity: The adulteration of olive oil

Ron Doering examines the growing problem of olive oil fraud

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance
March 28, 2012  

The making of Brand Canada

Gary Fread discusses why we need a national food strategy

Opinion Business Operations Regulation
March 5, 2012  

Let’s connect

Sara Zborovski discusses food trends and the law

Opinion Health & Wellness Food Safety Regulation
February 24, 2012  

Third-party audits and food safety

Ron Doering looks at the growth in the role of private-sector traceability systems characterized by third-party audits

Opinion Business Operations
February 14, 2012  

Why we need to change

Gary Fread considers why we need a national food strategy

Opinion Business Operations
January 6, 2012  

Strategies to compete

What will it take to create a globally competitive, financially stable and sustainable Canadian food industry?

Opinion Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Regulation Research & Development
January 4, 2012  

Stevia Eh!

Why are Canadians missing out on the latest in low-sugar foods?

Opinion Food Safety
December 5, 2011  

Looking to 2012

Food safety developments that will impact the industry in coming years

Opinion Business Operations Exporting & Importing Facilities Maintenance
November 9, 2011  

The Strategies to Compete – The “Business Units”

In my recent columns I’ve been talking about the

Opinion Business Operations Regulation
October 3, 2011  

The Strategies to Compete – Leadership

Industry leadership is required to help form a new national view and strategy on food

Opinion Grain & Oilseed Milling Business Operations
August 19, 2011  

Strategies to compete – let’s dig deeper

Gary Fread discusses his vision for Canada Food Inc.

Opinion Grain & Oilseed Milling Business Operations
August 2, 2011  

A globally competitive food sector – will we make it happen?

Gary Fread examines the Saint Andrews Statement and what it means for the growth of Canada’s food industry

Opinion Business Operations Exporting & Importing Facilities Maintenance
June 27, 2011  

How to make a globally competitive food sector

Gary Fread looks at Canada’s role in in the worldwide food and beverage industry

Opinion Business Operations
June 1, 2011  

Exploring possibilities – strategies to compete

Gary Fread considers future strategies for Canada’s food industry

Opinion Business Operations
May 2, 2011  

Exploring the possibilities for Canada’s food sector

Gary Fread considers how to build a more competitive food industry

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Food Safety
March 29, 2011  

Safety First

Are your maintenance and sanitation programs assets or liabilities?

Opinion Business Operations
March 17, 2011  

The Retail Markets

Gary Fread discusses the impact of today’s complex retail market on food production in Canada

Opinion Business Operations Exporting & Importing
February 16, 2011  

The Consumer Market

Gary Fread looks at how changes in the global consumer market affect strategic planning

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance
January 25, 2011  

Can we be competitive and Sustainable?

Gary Fread looks at sustainability, its impact on competitiveness, and what we must do to improve.

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Food Trends Research & Development
January 11, 2011  

The question of productivity

Gary Fread explores the question of productivity and the Canadian food industry

Opinion Business Operations Facilities Maintenance
December 21, 2010  

Innovation as a driver of competitiveness

Gary Fread discusses innovation as a driver of competitiveness

Opinion Business Operations Food Trends Research & Development
November 30, 2010  

Can the Canadian food sector be globally competitive?

Gary Fread examines innovation and productivity in our industry, and asks “Can the Canadian food sector be globally competitive?”

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Exporting & Importing Food Trends Packaging
December 18, 2009  

Regulatory Affairs: On the Label

Front of packaging labelling (FOP) is a voluntary practice

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Exporting & Importing
December 18, 2009  

Food Law: Hold the Salt – Part I

Policy making in the area of food and nutrition

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
December 17, 2009  

Food Law: The precautionary principle is not the answer

Food safety regulators cope every day with applying science-based

Opinion Grain & Oilseed Milling Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Regulation Research & Development
December 17, 2009  

Regulatory Affairs: Adios Trans Fat

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