Food In Canada


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  1. Ryan Weaver says:

    Its really fantastic to see such success among food companies operating in Canada. As EDC mentioned in a recent release, “The World is Getting Hungrier -and That’s Good for Canada” Global exports of agriculture products and processed food currently amount to only 11% of our exports, but with growth of this sector led by burgeoning demand from emerging markets that number will surely increase. Happy to see that provincial and federal governments are also setting aside funding and support services to assist agri and agri-food companies looking to expand.

  2. Ryan Weaver says:

    I definitely feel for the individuals who are now out of work, and their families -its got to be tough. Its fortunate that we have a safety net for those adversely affected. And while, I agree – its good news for those who will be making the move over to the new facility, I think that the even better news is that increases in competitiveness as a result of the new facilities should signal the potential for future growth. Growth in terms of sales as the firm should benefit from a competitive advantage through improved efficiency, and growth in terms of jobs as production hopefully expands over time as a result. For small businesses in Ontario looking to expand through acquiring of new capital in 2014 stay tuned for the likely release of funding through “CME Smart” a popular funding for capital program:

  3. Ryan Weaver says:

    It will be interesting to see how the budget plays out once the dust settles after the June 12th election. I understand that the leader of the conservative party, Tim Hudak is quite opposed to all types of government funding and would like to axe these and other programs in favor of across the board tax cuts for businesses. That aside, I am very interested in learning more about the grants for hiring. We currently have a limited number of programs available to Ontario and Canadian small to mid-sized businesses including YEF, and a couple sector-specific Career Focus programs but more from the provinces & Fed hopefully on the way:

  4. Ryan Weaver says:

    Thanks for the piece Carolyn!
    I agree that there is a great deal of potential for Canada’s food processing sector. With middle class populations across Asia being responsible for steadily increasing demand for imported food from countries like ours that have excellent records of food safety and traceability. ( ) And in addition to opportunities for exporting processed food, in fact countries around the world are also interested in importing Canada’s food safety and traceability systems.

  5. nikki says:

    I love maple leaf foods. It’s the best company.

  6. Herb Wallace says:

    What can we, the little people, who live in Urban America? I live in a town where the population of 30,000, with small children, living about. What about us, setting up a small beehive? I do set saucers/bowls of water/sugar water for them, especially in the early spring .
    Again thanks for this info-Herb

  7. Teadrinker says:

    This article indeed raises very good points. Especially the fact that bottling should not impede the benefits of the tea as a healthy drink. Nearly all of my friends have changed from drinking energy drinks and sugary drinks to tea. It would be a shame that manufacturers would increase sugar content, as tea consumers specifically don’t want that.

  8. Joanne says:

    Are these nut free. Most children with peanut allergies are told to avoid all nuts to ensure no cross contamination. I cannot find an ingredient list online

  9. AJS says:

    We are sick and tired of this useless Canadian government causing damage to our environment, these neurotoxins need to be phased out! We have seen enough studies and we can’t take anymore distractions coming from farmers or organizations like Croplife Canada.

  10. Dianne McCollum says:

    What a joke. Traceability will keep consumers safe?
    Only for Canadian meat products.
    Conservative Senator Don Plett testified that “there are NO existing provisions to prevent unsafe imported products from entering our country..”
    With the harmonization of food inspection to US standards chicken grown in the US, processed in China will enter our market as ‘product of the USA’

  11. Ian says:

    As a multi-generational customer of Hewitt Dairy, I hope the brand and the people continue as a stand alone locally produced pure dairy operation. best ice cram anywhere.

  12. Andy Van Patter says:

    We have been using re-usable crates in the meat industry for years but adopted a program of using a disposable liner in these crates that gets changed with each use. Not perfect but almost.

  13. packIQ says:

    As more consumers are aware of environmental issues, businesses are increasingly expected to be environmental stewards. Companies need to do a better job of quantifying and translating their tangible sustainability results to their consumers. It is important to communicate accurate information to consumers in a way that helps consumers understand the real threats and how everyone plays a role and can benefit from green packaging efforts. This open letter is a good start.

  14. This is so very true…. turned Canada into a nation of value-seekers and bargain hunters. Shoppers have been trained to postpone purchases of frequently promoted items and wait for the sale….there are very few retailers who don’t push this message and even I have been brainwashed to hunt for the best deal. We need to get the shopper to step back and look at the bigger picture and to recognize that sometimes saving money up front isn’t the best deal.

  15. david bowen says:

    The Conference Board report is a flawed document.
    EPA in the states says neonics not necessary for soy beans.

  16. Paul Kydd says:

    I would personally like to congratulate the Al-Ali family in achieving this great honor.
    Yousif, Yahya and the rest of this dedicated group have worked through very tough times to become the first class snack food and consumer beverage player in a very competitive market place.

    Again, Congratulations
    Paul Kydd

  17. By Canadian Supporter says:

    Let’s hope Hershey does not close the Canadian plants and move them to Mexico like they did with the plant in Smiths Falls , Ontario. I have not bought a Hershey / Reeces Peanut Butter Cup since I saw the “Made in Mexico” sign on the wrapper.

  18. Kelly says:

    Let’s be honest here. The Canadian Meat Council is currently lobbying the government to make their industry exempt from the latest TFWP reforms. Press releases like this are a part of this effort and don’t reflect the reality of working in this industry.
    The truth is that they bring the foreign workers because they are cheap, not skilled. Look at the job vacancies posted and you’ll see that almost all of them are entry level and require on-the-job training at the most. Some of them don’t even require knife work! Furthermore believe it or not these used to be middle-class jobs. Now despite increases in worker productivity over the years, real wages have actually declined compared to 20 or 30 years ago. TFW are a way of maintaining the new status quo of lower wages with higher line speeds and injury rates. Fatigued workers being made to work faster and faster also results in more miss-cuts and fecal contamination as well ala Lakeside Packers recall. Do you think they have time to stop the line if they see this contamination? Do you think they have time to always sanitize their knives between each carcass? What happens when Canadian employees refuse to go along with this lowering of standards? I think you know what happens (they just replace you with a compliant TFW). Do you still think the TFWP is a good thing in this industry?

  19. regularjoe says:

    responding to kelly. There is no such thing as cheap jobs. the foreign worker has to be paid the same amount as a canadian or the LMO is not approved. it costs more to hire a tfw since the flight here and back has to be paid by the employer as well as the health insurance.It is the meat inspection staff’s responsibility to set line speed or shut it off if there is any kind of contamination happening. this is a government employee not a plant employee so don’t blame this on the packer. what industry in canada has not had to increase line speed to stay alive? very few canadians want this job as it is hard manual labour and it requires you to get your hands dirty.
    this job will be done by a foreign worker whether you like it or not. either in canada by a tfw who pays taxes here or when there is not enough staff here the meat will go to the united states(yes the united states is a foreign country) to be slaughtered or we will be importing cheap meat from other countries to fill the store shelves.check the cheap chicken you are buying now and see what country it comes from.
    if the meat is processed in canada the government is responsible for the inspection and quality coming out of the canadian plant you won’t get the same quality from another country. the packers pay taxes in canada. the tfw pay taxes in canada. The work will be done by a foreign worker regardless so why not have it done by one that will generate more jobs and taxes in our own country??

  20. regularjoe says:

    responding to kelly. There is no such thing as cheap jobs. the foreign worker has to be paid the same amount as a canadian or the LMO is not approved. it costs more to hire a tfw since the flight here and back has to be paid by the employer as well as the health insurance.It is the meat inspection staff’s responsibility to set line speed or shut it off if there is any kind of contamination happening. this is a government employee not a plant employee so don’t blame this on the packer. what industry in canada has not had to increase line speed to stay alive? very few canadians want this job as it is hard manual labour and it requires you to get your hands dirty.
    this job will be done by a foreign worker whether you like it or not. either in canada by a tfw who pays taxes here or when there is not enough staff here the meat will go to the united states(yes the united states is a foreign country) to be slaughtered or we will be importing cheap meat from other countries to fill the store shelves.check the cheap chicken you are buying now and see what country it comes from.
    if the meat is processed in canada the government is responsible for the inspection and quality coming out of the canadian plant you won’t get the same quality from another country. the packers pay taxes in canada. the tfw pay taxes in canada. The work will be done by a foreign worker regardless so why not have it done by one that will generate more jobs and taxes in our own country??

  21. Truthiness says:

    As longs as Big Box and the largeretailers continue to abuse the small supplier you will see a depleting inventory of Federally Registered Plants. We have permitted the MLF’s to abuse the system and their co-packers and NOW we see this propaganda??? Regular Joe, apparently you don’t know very much – the d’s in Vegerville don’t have a clue of what happens after the LMO is approved – take a trip to SK and see what is happening in the farm implement manufacturing businesses that have numerous folks from se asia – the first things that get paid are the housing and costs associated with that before food goes on the table – and yes the employee owns that. The useless Municipalities pay a blind eye to such actions as do the gov’ts (i.e. Saskatoon, Melfort, Regins, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Tisdale, Martensville,etc. etc.)

  22. regularjoe says:

    well Truthiness stop shopping at the big box stores and large retailers and your problem will be solved. small guys tend to buy local.But I am betting you don’t want to pay what is needed to make these guys viable. I may not know much but i know a little more than you do on this subject. True i am not aware of what happens out west however in ontario the application for the lmo has to include the cost of housing that will be passed on so it is subject to approval with the LMO. there is also a limit percentage wise of your salary that can be deducted for housing. Every province has different rules for this but that is how it works in Ontario.
    I have No doubt that the MLF’s can’t find experienced meat cutters in Canada. i am aware of only one school in the entire country that teaches a course in meat cutting and that’s in Alberta.
    other countries teach it in schools and actually give out degree’s in this sector. If you want to complain about something complain about the lack of education for careers that require physical labour in this country.Not everything can be done with a computer degree.
    have you tried to hire a meat cutter in your part of the country? you are comparing the farm machinery business with meat cutting? please change your name to guessiness.

  23. Les says:

    The wages are low ,for the cost of living pay more and make it a trade red seal and you might get more interest.

  24. Gurdeep Dhami says:

    We are manufacturer of baking goods without using any egg contents. If you are interested we can meet and discuss. You can reach me @ 416-565-0557.

  25. ryan lewis says:

    As long as the products don’t change due to varying costs there is nothing wrong with expansion. It’s when companies get bigger due to consumer demand and products go down in quality to gain more profit that causes the problems for consumers.

  26. I was directed to this article via a comment on my website about Petcurean GO.

    It’s great to see facts about substantial increases in premium pet foods (and by premium I mean good quality foods, not cheap foods that stick “Premium” on the label).

    It’s very logical that a pet’s diet is vital to their health, but sadly awareness is tragically low and not many consumers consider what they feed their pets.

    A great article – thanks.

  27. David Avery says:

    Who paid for this study; follow the money. I am afraid this flies in the face of 100’s of recent studies demonstrating that a high fat medium protein, from pastured animals, low carb diet, as we ate for ……. how long was it? …………… is far and away the healthiest diet and the healthiest diet for our animals is bio-diverse pasture when managed properly using intensive pasture management. We need to re-plant 75% of our grain monocrops back to pasture which, coincidently, will also mitigate climate change by sequestering massive amounts of CO2, regenerate our depleted soils, and retain water. Take a look at the work Voisin did in the fifties, Allan Savory in the 80’s to the present, and Allan Nation of Stockman Grass Farmer.

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  29. Blanche Veinot says:

    can I purchase your product in Nova Scotia and if so where thanks

  30. Brian Williams says:

    Great Freudian slip. Made me smile all afternoon.

    “Despite the decline in consumption, the outlook for the Canadian beef industry is positive,” he adds. “That’s because demand for “beer” is expected to increase – both domestically and globally.”

  31. Patrick Paradis says:

    It’s very hard to obtain any research done from the CRMN. Why is it so hidden?

  32. Curt says:

    What a misleading and dismissive article.
    “Ironically these same critics make a virtue out of being skeptical of mainstream science by opposing, for example, fluoridation, GM foods, irradiation and vaccinations!”
    Actually, the evidence for these are pretty clear and documented, not difficult to find even.
    The governments very real WAR ON SCIENCE is not just ignoring the evidence, they are making it harder for scientist to even gather the evidence and for this article to claim that any one arguing for the existence of the war on science is making a “”virtue out of being skeptical of mainstream science” is completely ridiculous especially since MANY, MANY scientists are speaking out on this very topic.
    The policy questions posed need scientific data to properly assess and determine the proper course of action; how is that done when the scientists are not allowed to gather or disseminate data, due to the ruling parties’ edicts? It isn’t. It is decided by ideology at the expense of Canadians health and welfare.

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  34. RK says:

    Why not just continue raising the income of the workers until it becomes viable for a local to do the work?

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  36. This is great work by the GOTT Family. They truly understand the importance of “CLOSING THE LOOP ON PACKAGING” and the importance of Sustainable Packaging. They were the World’s First Water Bottle Company to completely integrate the 100% recycling of PET post-consumer bottles back in to new PET water bottles, within their own company.

    Congratulations from all us at AMUT on your new plant.

    Anthony Georges,
    President, AMUT North America, Inc.

  37. This is great work by the GOTT Family. They truly understand the importance of “CLOSING THE LOOP ON PACKAGING” and the importance of Sustainable Packaging. They were the World’s First Water Bottle Company to completely integrate the 100% recycling of PET post-consumer bottles back in to new PET water bottles, within their own company.

    Congratulations from all us at AMUT on your new plant.

    Anthony Georges,
    President, AMUT North America, Inc.
    [email protected]
    905 761 9400

  38. David Nagley says:

    I was hoping that perhaps the decline in meat consumption was due to the increase in awareness of factory farming animal cruelty as well as the detrimental effects of nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide emissions that are more harmful to our environment than the burning of fossil fuels. The health benefits would have also been obvious, but that was mentioned.

  39. lisa says:

    are these GMO ?

  40. Joe says:

    I’ve ordered some fantastic Canadian wine online from a site called My Wine Canada ( Great selection of incredible wine from boutique Canadian wineries. Take a look.

  41. Matti hukari says:

    I was the credit manager for Allan Candy for close to twenty yrs. tremendous growth until Cadbury bought
    Allan Candy they did their rationalization slowly destroyed the company now Hershey will do the same thing sad so sad. Now it is just a shell of a company from its former self.

  42. Susan Greig says:

    Please consider having a representative from hospitals and/or institutional food service on your advisory council. Food safety is particularly important the very young and the very old as well as for people with compromised immune systems and people with complex health conditions.
    Susan Greig RD
    Project Coordinator, Food and Nutrition Services
    Lecturer, Brescia University College

  43. Kevin says:

    The Food Retail and Food Service industries have a common set of guidelines for food safety training. These standards can be found at

    These along with the Food Retail and Food Service code and regulation are the basis for most accredited training programs in Canada.

  44. Having been in the food and beverage industry since the early nineteen-seventies Rye became eventually just brown goods well out of out of anyone cable’s length of desirability. And frankly a lot of it was of rot-gut status so it backed itself into its own corner and stayed there. Then along comes great tasting Bourbon appearing and frankly some real solid ones are out there easily mixed with a good brandy and/or cognac to allow both entities to marry into one. But Canadian Rye still beats them all and finally someone woke up and realized Canadians like their rye and Bourbon was really beating the “stuffing” out of Rye. There is already great Canadian Rye out there to choose from as I write this ready to be enjoyed the way as you like it!
    Anyone who reads the related magazines to the industry knows Canadian Rye is now getting its due and finishing it in different casks, blends, aging potential,using natural flavoring and strengths will give Canada its true place in rye supremacy on the world stage. And consequently THE CROWN ROYAL RYE is a great way to take that deserving crown pun royally intended. We just took a little too long to wake up as Bourbon was the reason for the season of Rye to come roaring back. And I am glad it did and now these qualities of rye can be enjoyed responsibly neat when the rye is already perfect and right on the first pour into the glass. And a touch of cognac well why not? Let me count the ways because move over Scotland…………… Scotch has a new rival Canadian Rye.

  45. What a very interesting article about this growing trend of feeding our pets a more species appropriate, raw diet. I transitioned our 2 Boxer mixes from a kibble/wet diet to a raw one about 6 months ago, and both pups love it (that was a no-brainer!). I buy our raw mix from a US online retailer (already consists of 80% meat, 10% bone, and 10% organ) and don’t have any kind of fear regarding the preparation of the raw food. As long as I use common sense and normal hygiene (the same I would when handling and preparing raw meet for us humans), there really isn’t any chance of getting sick.

  46. Angelo says:

    There are several interesting points in time
    in this post but I don’t know easily see them all center to center.
    There’s some validity but I’ll take hold view till I consider it
    more. Great post, thanks and we wish more!

  47. marilyn wall says:

    They have already cut production of the famous cinnamon fish candies. That’s not fair!!!

  48. Edna Snider says:

    I fully support this initiative.
    Legumes are too little recognized as a value food in our modern diet

  49. james says:

    Are your greenhouse tomatoes distributed in the U.S.
    I am buying tomatoes from market basket in the U.S.
    on the package it reads..Biologique Organic,and the word Sagami from Canada. Are these from you?
    It is very differcult to find good tomatoes in the U.S. during the winter
    Have a great day

  50. Randy Janssen says:

    . Groups like the HSUS, PeTA and the ASPCA are vegan cults that want to stop the use of animals by increments. They want to raise the prices of eggs and lower the quality. That is what will happen when the cage free hens eat poop covered food scratched up from urine covered ground. They will also eat anything else they can find. Cage free eggs are also more labor intensive. Why do you think farmers went into modern egg production. They wanted to control the quantity and quality of feed and reduce the damage done by the chickens to each other. This is supported by a study done by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    A farmer just returned from Cuba, where they are still using outmoded methods of production. They get about 1/8th of the output as the US. . That kind of production would be devastatingly to our cities. You should listen to farmers who actually raise chickens. and veterinarians who studied confined chickens If you don’t you will end up paying $10.00 a doz. for eggs.

  51. Jill Anderson says:

    We cant call foods safe until we know where they come from (and that does not mean where they are packaged). I don’t want fruits and vegetables from Mexico, but that’s all that in the store. I certainly don’t want fish from China, which seems to be all that’s available. We need to control the safety of our produce, no doubt, but first lets make sure it is our produce.

  52. C.templin says:

    Potato sausage great. can we order direct from ferndale?

  53. Inspiring…. Just do it.

  54. Michelle says:

    I am glad that you acquired Allens but this year my Christmas was not the same because where I live I could not buy any Allen’s candy canes, I have been buying them for years and refused to buy any others that where offered at the stores where I usually get Allens. I would like to know if your going to be making them, because I can’t go another year without candy canes at Christmas and my kids won’t let it happen either as I have 4 boys.

  55. betsy says:

    Which foods that you sell are GMO?

  56. sharon cooper says:

    When can we get the Kuterra salmon at our local Langley or Coquitlam Safeway stores? Or Vancouver? Every time we ask there is none.

  57. nicki mcivor says:

    Is French’s Ketchup Non GMO ?

  58. You missed the national beverage of Argentina that is yerba mate. It is similar to the benefits of green tea. I love the taste and is popular in South America

  59. Alisher says:

    In Uzbekistan – “turshak ob”. Water, organic dry apricote see

  60. Henry Bott says:

    What stores sold the contaminated beef in OHIO. 2012 ???

  61. Chris Judd says:

    I only buy “Organic” ketchup! I would buy ketchup from other manufacturers if they guaranteed NO: gmo tomatoes, sugar from sugar beets or corn, or other ingredients derived from gmo plants. (to avoid a sick stomach if consumed)

  62. NVancity says:

    That’s rich considering the oats used to make Cheerios are most likely GMO. How about making that switch to help bees?

  63. Paul Dunn says:

    Hmmm…can anyone say Monsanto?

  64. Roger Hickson says:

    Oh please! General Mills is one of the major food corporations who have poured serious money into the non-labeling of GMO’s in California and other states as part of the “Growers Manufacturers’ Association”. They are in bed with Monsanto and Syngenta as they try to allow for even more pesticides to be used. These are the same pesticides that are creating the problem for bees in the first place. This is a nothing more than a smokescreen to make it look like they are on the consumers side. This is as ridiculous as Coca-Cola donating money to Diabetes research!

  65. Mark W. says:

    Or regulators could, you know, ban the insecticides that are killing the bees.

  66. William Powlesland says:

    Planting of wildflowers is great, but not enough. We need to stop the use of harmful chemicals in agriculture as I understand that they are the main culprit in the killing of bees, butterflies, birds, to name only a few of the natural biology that is adversely affected.

  67. Interesting article thanks for the share !

  68. Eric Williams says:

    This article:
    Because the advancement of technology has not yet created viable green energy alternatives for transporting goods and and still relies on OIL production for energy. We should stop considering alternative packaging solutions that DON’T USE OIL and should continue to refine OIL into plastic to package our goods.
    “Careful, you will use too much oil if you stop using oil to package your goods”
    “don’t you know oil is bad for the environment…” – the oil industry (including plastic industry) pretending they aren’t the problem

  69. Albert Miner says:

    Is there a justification for putting any processed sugar in ketchup?

  70. BDF says:

    A really good article on a very special kind of food !

  71. D. Clifton says:

    It always leaves me a little sad when a successful operation like Tim Hortons and now M&M goes cooperate and then loses its original appeal to corperate zeal to be ‘more productive. I no longer go to Tim Hortons and now we are losing our treasured little M&M store to corperate zeal. Big Business strikes again.

  72. Dear Human Resources/Marketing Team at Cheerios,

    Your interest to profile responsibly the plight of the Honey Bees
    is a breath of fresh air coming from the corporate world. What you are doing through your promotional material to address the Honey Bee problem is a great step in the right direction!

    As a practicing installation artist I have been advocating environmental messages through my work in several ways. One way I have been doing this is in developing drawings in farmers fields and photographing them either with a photographer from a hang glider or more recently with a drone.

    Currently I am developing a project “A Field Drawing for Honey Bees” as a contribution towards bringing awareness to the plight of the honeybees. The current drawing (on Mylar) includes 10 honeycomb/2flowers/2 bees. I would appreciate having a conversation about this with your Design/Marketing team. Please direct my request to the appropriate department. If there is an interest my contact information is as follows: email address – [email protected] ca or Cellphone: 289-314-3587.


    Heather Rigby M.F.A.

  73. Daniel Mandel says:

    The unique features of this product will provide the following benefits for consumers everywhere:
    • A healthy, chewy snack food for children and adults.
    • Children will be excited to explore the variety of interesting shapes while eating their snacks.
    • Parents and children will learn more about the fields represented by snacks by reading the fun facts printed on the packaging.
    • The tools and equipment will be entertaining for children, while their parents will appreciate the fact that this snack is made from 100% fruit with no added sugar.
    • The snack is also gluten-free and made with no nuts, so parents do not have to worry about children with allergies when eating this snack.
    This great new snack needs to be on the shelfs in stores all around Canada and with your help it will be and we will all benefit from it. Please contact me for more information and for accesses to my website to really get to know his new Snack.
    Daniel Mandel. Email: [email protected] Cell: 403-866-7208

  74. Sandra Harris says:

    So impressive to read of such success by a local lad,whose fame and marketing projections and plans are such a stabilizing blessing to Canadaian farmers!!
    Well done and much more success and Gods blessing as you expand and excel in this enterprise !
    Great to hear how something negative turned into something very positive!!!

  75. Yes, this needs to be discussed more openly with logistic and supply chain managers, that RTPs are safe for food.

  76. Very interesting article. I’ve never heard of Sea Asparagus and I live in Victoria,BC. As a freelance writer of 21 years and a retired restaurant owner I’d be interested in helping the producers publicize this product in BC.

  77. Very interesting article. I’ve never heard of Sea Asparagus and I live in Victoria, BC. As a freelance writer of 21 years and a retired restaurant owner I’d be interested in helping the producers publicize this product in BC.

  78. George Scott Payton says:

    Looking for information on a 1915 Potato growing contest sponcered by Ontario Province. The winner were brought to Guelph by the Province and had courses on livestock and seed judging. My father Edwin Victor Payton won for the Dorian area and made the trip to Guelph. Looking for any information on that contest

  79. Liberty Watts says:

    We only want to be healthy by using natural products found in nature. Attempting to call supplements drugs is crazy when something that is natural is at the other end of the spectrum compared to natural and organic plants that work along with our body’s makeup.

  80. Kevin McLeod says:

    Excellent article. Always something to learn from this very learned counsel.

    Kevin McLeod

  81. Peterroy says:

    One of the best antioxidants is the Mangosteen Fruit. Nutrients called Xanthones are most prevalent in the mangosteen These Xanthones strengthen the cell walls, help fight against loose radicals and prevent infections from taking place. This process in turn enhances the immune system of the body and aids the metabolic activity. Xanthones may also help people maintain flexible joints and keep lungs healthy. The same anti-inflammatory benefits also contribute to reducing the problems associated with allergies. With Mangosteen Fruit Powder you get a concentrated amount without all the work of processing fresh fruit yourself and it’s great in smoothies. See

  82. A fantastic article, these advancements in their logistics are great and important. Especially if time plays a part in the quality and value of your goods.

  83. Gord Hardy says:

    It is such a shame A&W is ruining the credibility of our trusted farming community by thinking they know better than our food science experts. With their hope of convincing consumers all the food they are eating elsewhere is full of medicine and added hormones.Farmers follow strict regulations as do restaurant’s and food service and neither should try to degrade the other to sway consumer preference. This is one of the reasons why we see our Livestock industry struggling trying to win back consumer confidence.
    Shame on you A&W.
    I was once a customer but now spend my hard earned money elsewhere. Go back to being a good fast food restaurant like the one that made you, and leave the food safety to the experts.

  84. Katrina Kaminski says:

    Now they’ve discontinued Misty Mints.. hating Hersheys!

  85. D.Wilson says:

    What kind of preservatives and flavorings are acceptable for raw or liquid dog foods?

  86. Debbie says:

    Misleading article certain flavours were not part of do us a flavour
    contest. The world flavours were just a promotion and will not be returning. I like others thought that the popular Cheese & Onion chips would be on our shelves, according to lay’s head office they are or were never a flavour which were to be voted on.

  87. Tracy says:

    This should be against the law. The products are changed as well. The flavour is blan and you can only serve the product once. After it’s opened the products become flavourless, dry and outright insulting to the taste buds. I just am going to quit purchasing from grocery stores and find a different source. I wish the Farmers would return to Canada 🇨🇦. We need more local farmers 👌

  88. Clif says:

    Where can I buy those delicious Allen chocolate eastern bunnies? They’re the best

  89. Mitra Nosratabady says:

    guiding people toward healthy food by suppling healthy food instead unhealthy food in food courts. As you know people use healthy food if there is something available for them.

  90. Mitra Nosratabady says:

    we can avoid wasting food by modifying them in a way that they will be usable any more. with the help of food industry.

  91. Jacqui Moreno says:

    Why are the swiss chalet chips not available anywhere?

    • Robin Persaud says:

      Jacqui – just purchased Lay’s “Chalet Sauce” chips at Metro (410N/Bovaird) – looks like they are available right now!

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  93. Jay says:

    This is remarkable tool in smart management of pathosystems!

  94. Martine Zandjanakou-Tachin says:

    This is a new and an impressive technology. However, how can developed countries can be involved in the use of this technology and appreciate?
    Do the promotors think of us in Africa?
    I am lecturer in the University of Agriculture in Benin and would like to get it.
    Which are the steps to process?
    Dr Z-T Martine

  95. archie Myers says:

    Why doesn’t anyone carry eggnog flavoured ice cream anymore. Even if it was just at Christmas and Halloween.

  96. E swiler says:

    I like my ground beef burger rare. I can gave it rare if irradiated without concern.

  97. J.Blais says:

    It would be great if you could convince your government to stop slaughtering horses from USA… they are NOT safe to eat. Atheletes, Performance investments… medicated as such. Not livestock.

  98. Barb klassen says:

    Street foods would have my vote , who doesn’t wait all year for all the summer festivals , ours is called the corn &dapple festivals my husband and I always go round the festival trying the street vendors foods it’s always a wonderful experience for us the excitement and entertainment , meeting old and new friends is a real treat , looking forward to this year

  99. Paul Jenkins says:

    This article is extremely misleading.

    What it doesn’t tell you is that because of Canada’s perverse supply management system, American producers are mislabeling high-quality broiler hens as old spent fowl to sell it in Canada where the government forces it to be sold at super-inflated prices.

    The Canadian chicken industry actually likes this test as a means to ensure that Canadian consumers aren’t getting cheap high quality chicken – but are in fact being served the lousy old spent hens!

  100. Stan Curtis says:

    I should point out to readers that the name “Bloodhound” in connection with e-noses is a registered trade mark of RoboScientific Ltd. and that as a company we are already well advanced in the early detection of disease in crops and farm animals. We have already worked with mushrooms; potatoes; onions; swedes; broccoli; citrus fruits; tomatoes; and many others. We have several research studies underway with a number of industry & academic partners including, oddly enough, a team from Harper Adams University. Anyone interested in this field and our work can contact us on
    [email protected]

  101. Alan Drobot says:

    Re : Lays Name a new flavor contest apparently dosen’t apply to Canadians in 2017, so i’ll just pass along my idea anyways and maybe, just maybe I might get lucky and they will send along a small bag of free potato chips but only if they decide to use my idea.
    The newest flavour of the year is……KFC Chicken flavour.
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    Answer : Why lay around when they can get ” Lays “, KFC chicken flavoured potato chips.

  102. Susie Michael says:

    I cut out the smile and used it as a mask and everyone is asking ” any Lays Chip’s today?”

  103. Voncile says:

    Frankly I think that’s abustolely good stuff.

  104. Terry Baggs says:

    What ever happened to the Mr.Nutty Chocolate bunnies. For years I enjoyed the bunnies but like everything else you cannot purchase the chocolate bunnies anywhere. Just want to know the reason why.

  105. Tom Steele says:

    The changes to the TFWP in June 2014 were destructive. The changes made it almost impossible to get approval for legitimate skill shortage positions. The $1,000.00/worker application fee is a money grab. Employers who can’t find qualified workers are treated like criminals by Foreign Worker officials and refused for trivial reasons not related to the skill shortage problems they are forced to endure. It’s 2017 now and the same treatment is being handed out to employers who make the economy run. This is a disgrace!

  106. Jenny says:

    How about you pay Canadians a decent wage to fill that labour gap?

  107. A very common Prebiotic source which is abundant, very easy to work with and relatively inexpensive compared to the rather exotic sources you mentioned in your article is simply “Soluble Corn Fibre”. Please consider mentioning Soluble corn fibre in future articles. I am happy to provide detailed info.

    Thanks much.


  108. Dan Thomas says:

    As a non farmer I’m musing, possibly, about getting involved in a share crop with a local farmer.
    Any comments about feasibility?


    Makes ABF and Growth Hormone free production possible at a lower cost and a much higher quality product.

  110. John Soutter says:

    I would like to see a survey on the relationship to skipping breakfast on the car accident rate. I think the findings would show that without breakfast one is more likely to have an accident as the drivers have not eaten for 10 to 12 hours and their blood sugar levels are low and not thinking as well as they should.

  111. Carla says:

    I’m hoping that these agreements will reduce the use of antibiotics, GMO feed for livestock, GMO crops and reduce the use of pesticides like roundup.

  112. On the other hand… I heard a segment on CBC about a month ago where conservationists in the Kootenays expressed great concern over the foraging of huckleberries by a company that markets them to the US. Huckleberries are an important food source for bears and the corporate “foragers” are stripping the bushes with very little left for the bears. It is great that we seek innovation and opportunities but in 2017 environmental impact studies should be mandatory for anyone heading into the wild.

  113. Barry Wright says:

    A great description of an out of the way countries Local food. well done.

  114. Juan Pacheco says:

    Dear Deanna, Thank you for this interested post.
    I’m from Las Pedroneras (Spain). This is small town that lives from garlic market since some generations ago.
    Nobody doubts that black garlic is a very old condiment which comes from thousands years ago; however, it’s a new trend since some scientific studies have shown that black garlic offers many healthy propierties.
    How is it cooked? As opposite to raw garlic, it is not used for cooking vary offen. It’s really used in deserts, salads or even in breakfast with a little bread.
    At your disposal.

  115. Marie-Christine says:

    Awesome initiative !

  116. Kurt says:

    Actually, it’s been years since they started selling cannabis based drinks at the Zurich Airport… in vending machines. I was startled when I first saw that.

  117. Glen Maurer says:

    We are trying to find Clic Eston Green Lentils in Regina , Sask. What has happened to supply of these lentils? We always had purchesed these at Superstore and now cannot find them.

  118. Jack Cooley says:

    I hope this does not mean more open net fish farms. These type of fish farms are severely harming BC’s wild salmon populations. Closed containment is fine.

  119. Eddie says:

    How much of that support to towards land-based aquaculture? Will some of this go to the Namgis First Nation that has a land-based Atlantic salmon farm?

  120. Erich says:

    Get rid of these disease breeding, parasite ridden, virus laden, wild salmon smolt killing farms. Buy them some closed containment systems with our money. Better yet, quit giving these foreign corporations our taxpayer dollars altogether.

  121. Shelly says:

    These fish farms are not saving rural Nova Scotia! They are polluting our harbours and bays with massive mounds of feces, the fish are sick and are often slaughtered due to disease, the cages smash and release salmon into our waters, they are infested with sealice and have to be treated with pesticides that are released into the ocean, they were deemed not fit to eat by Seawatch…In 2013 and 2014 Kelly Cove Salmon owned by Cooke Aquaculture received $44 million in compensation from the government because they had to slaughter sick fish. In 2013 they were charge for releasing an illegal pesticide that killed lobster. Escaped fish are mating with wild salmon in Newfoundland and are killing off the wild salmon. On the west coast the farms are in waterways where wild salmon migrate and they are getting diseases that affect their heart and muscles. And our government wants to invest more of our tax dollars in this industry. Government is INDUSTRY.

  122. Ken Kristian says:

    When are Canadians finally going to say enough is enough and kick DFO off their throne.

    Over the last 50 years British Columbia’s wild salmon and steelhead stocks have been sliding downhill and now teeter precariously on the brink of extinction.

    DFO has not only failed to live up to its mandate of protecting, conserving and enhancing British Columbia’s wild salmon and steelhead stocks, they have failed the citizens of British Columbia time, after time, after time.

    While DFO has cut the funding to the bone for wild salmon and their vitally important habitat, they are now poised to dole out millions of taxpayer dollars to fish farms that are scientifically proven to be destroying wild salmon stocks and the people that depend on them for sustenance and livelihoods.

    The time has come for British Columbians to manage their own fish stocks so generations yet to come will be able to enjoy and benefit from sustainable salmon and steelhead runs in the future.

  123. Rob Borden says:

    It depends on what they intend to spend the money on. There are a lot of aquaculture projects that are doing well and not harming the environment. BUT BC FISH FARMS must NOT be given any incentives other than placing them on land. The floating fish farms on the BC coast must go, all of them, now! They are destroying the environnent , our wild salmon, and the other ocean creatures dependent on this food source.

  124. DC Reid says:

    The Liberals are well on the way toward losing BC for a generation. Add fish farms and Kinder Morgan together and you have the same conditions that caused Alberta to hate the name Trudeau, and still does.

    And I would agree that it is finally the case where Pacific salmon are on the edge of being wiped out. Three examples: Broughton Archipelago/Kingcome Inlet, Clayoquot Sound and Fraser River. Alaska that forbids fish farms brought in a huge salmon catch of 243 million, while in BC the commercial catch was basically non-existent.

  125. Ray Mason says:

    The open pen fish farms in BC is one of the most dirtiest industries in Canada. These farms pour diseases and pesticide into our ocean which is killing our wild stocks and affecting every living thing in the oceans. The fish farms have to get out of the oceans and on to land.

    Other industries like the clam and oysters are fine.

  126. Cat Thunder says:

    Now a massive lawsuit coming

  127. H McKenzie says:

    Aquaculture includes clams, oysters, mussels, gooey ducks, scallops and many other species , it is not just salmon . This is great news for aquaculture farmers.

  128. Leslie Anthony says:

    I can’t frickin’ believe this. Do the Feds have any idea at all how toxic these farms are, how they are destroying native salmon stocks? How can they be so blind? It really feels like they are trying to destroy B.C.

  129. Gord O'kell says:

    Federal Liberals give more corporate welfare to fish farms .They create nothing but misery and destruction for the wild salmon and all that depend on wild salmon .Libs & Cons they have to be voted out in 2019 both party’s out before Canada and the Wild salmon are exrincf

  130. Scott Fennell says:

    Well, your NOT going to continue to do this at the expense of British Columbia’s wild coast. Your salmon farms are thru. Find another way.

  131. Paul Valder says:

    We would welcome any opportunity to discuss our certification and how Avena is now able to make a gluten free claim for its purity protocol on its oat products. Sincerely Paul

  132. Louise Desilets says:

    Supply management have for consequences that export to the US is at the lowest, because they only export the surplus produce in Canada.
    With no Supply management, doors will be open both ways, not only for the US to enter into Canada but Canada to export to the US. What a tremendous business opportunity! Why didn’t study the potential of offering an original Canadian Brand based on Quality, Taste, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, etc??
    All other Canadian agricultural sectors compete with the US, why can’t they? And Yes we eat local Canadian carrots, corn, potatoes, etc. why it would change for the chicken and eggs? Consumers are asking for local and consumer is King. That will take some adjustments for sure, isn’t what we all have to do as business ?

  133. Eugen says:

    One simple thing needs to be done to meat, remove the subsides, pay the real price of meat and there will be a point when people will eat enough meat to be able to produce it “sustainably” but with the amount of meat the West eats we would need 3 Earths just to provide the resources to grow the animals to begin with.

  134. Gerry says:

    Will the golden gate margerine still be available in the Ottawa Ontario?

  135. Gates Bisson says:

    a well crafted article that reveals the richness of Iceland’s culinary attributes. Fish is often referred to has brain food. Could this have anything to do with the success of these world renowned chefs ?
    Wishing you continued success and safe travel.

  136. freddie says:

    if edible makers are going to be involved, which they are not, then why are craft growers out of the loop – its a gov controlled monopoly

  137. Mary Ann rankin says:

    We tried your cottage roll along with others and yours was the best. Haven’t had one since,can’t find any inSault Ste Marie ON. Found your product at RJ Market, 8 months ago. Need more here in this little.

  138. Christina Jean says:

    I’m a cocoa an coffee beans seller from. Haiti I’m currently looking for buyers please don’t hesitate to contact me at 587 290 1002 for more information.
    Christina Jean

  139. Dave Ashton says:

    Hello. We have a prospect that is requesting a third party audit of our manufacturing facility. What is the typical cost for a small manufacturer and how long does it take to complete the audit and to get certified. We have been certified through the required federal regulations but may need a third party audit.

  140. Jumpinguptaste says:

    Love local food, community kitchens, but also buisness building. You can sell a specialty product locally nationally or in the USA. “Buy Vermont first” is a really good program they sell in Vermont but also in neighbouring states and Canada. My friends Jam went National in Organics so cool. Don’t live in an Arts Fantasy it’s hard work.

  141. Cheryl sansom says:

    Allens Easter bunnies were the best. You could get the rice crisp ones or nut. Mmmm they were all delicious. How does it make sense to stop producing a company’s best seller. It doesn’t. I used to love Hersey but boy you guys dropped the ball on this one!! 😡

  142. Michelle says:

    I really feel proteins from plants are very good when compared to meats. Veg is the thing which is directly natural from nature and humans are also herbivores.

  143. Hi
    We used to be certified as a GMP company by GFTC and we would like to renew it, so please let us know what we have to do and to whom shall we contact.
    Thank You
    Simon Choucair

  144. Mike mullin says:

    What’s the difference between Allan peach slices and Maynard’s fuzzy peach? Are the Maynard’s an imposter? Allan peaches were everywhere now they are hard to find – it’s always Maynard’s. I love Allan!

  145. Crappy butter in Canada says:

    OMG – what are the for brands and what are their ratings? That’s why I read this article. So disappointed.

  146. In my opinion the technology exists to reduce food waste rather dramatically, having said that there appears to be a lack of will on the part of the stake holders to embrace such low cost technology

  147. 20 million chicks per year produced in this new facility? What that actually means is 40 million (approx.) will be hatched. 20 million of those will be shredded alive in a macerator (baby, male chicks). This is not good news – this is animal cruelty.

  148. Lori says:

    20 million chicks which means about 10 million male chicks which will be put though a shredder alive at one day old! Disgusting!! Why not spend the money on greenhouses and grow healthy food and stop breeding animals just to kill them for “food” for greedy humans!!

  149. Paul Wightman says:

    If eliminating plastic pollution with return value is important, how in the world is the largest Managed-Waste system, responsible for controlling GHG emissions and converting waste into renewable energy, and the primary method used for discarded plastics, completely overlooked?

  150. Joanne Scott says:

    What about all beef sausages for those who don’t eat pork?


    I thought that Maple Leaf purchased Schneiders?

  152. While, with other fellow Canadians, I am proud and delighted to celebrate our national anniversary, and also to congratulate Food In Canada for its stellar history, in step with the country. However, it is with disappointment that, once again, the spotlight focuses on the ‘old timers’ which, although a pleasant change from highlighting the ‘newcomers’, still leaves out the ‘middle ‘children’. We are the journeymen in the industry, not quite big enough to make headlines, nor new enough to be feted, and certainly not old enough to participate in an 80-year event. And as middle children everywhere learn, age gaps never change! I must resign myself to being left, not out on the fringes, but in the middle. Sigh!
    P.M.Regan/Shortbread by Gryphon Inc.

  153. Bonnie says:

    Consumers need lists to help support truly Canadian companies with our purchases.

  154. Suzanne Tessier says:

    Just tried your comparable pods in my keurig machine at home – great coffee – great idea – great for the environment but what about the excess wrappers each pod comes in!!!??? Totally unnecessary! More waste there which I understand is to keep the coffee pod fresh but not cool for waste!

  155. Bob Anderson says:

    What is the difference in ingredients between premium and pure Steam whistle Pilsner. I bought 3 cases of pure pilsner and notice the previous ones I had were Premium Pilsner

  156. Linda Gerth says:

    Hi l wound like to buy honey garlic dipping sauce that you get at KFC. Where can you buy it in ontario

  157. wonderful points altogether, you just won a new reader.
    What could you recommend about your publish that you made a few days in the past?
    Any sure?

  158. Glennis Harwig says:

    I’ve had samphire in the UK, steamed, alongside beautiful whole flounder caught that day. I imported seeds and bought seeds from Richters and tried growing samphire but failed. Any suggestions as to where I can purchase samphire in the Ottawa area? I absolutely love it.

    • holly mccausland says:

      My clients from Britain asked me to find it and I’m in Ottawa and have found it 🙂 produce depot carries it.

  159. Estaba buscando esa informacion hace años,
    te lo agradezco, estoy de concierto con tu punto de vista
    y forraje igual. Despues de buscar mucho por Internet encontre lo que
    buscaba. Genial!!! muchas muchas gracias

  160. Judith Carolyn Megesi says:

    So interesting….I hope the day comes soon that we say…why did we ever eat meat that is not plant based……

  161. Àaisha Baiyewu says:

    Same complaint. Why publish articles without naming the brands.

  162. Haruna M-Nasir says:

    So interesting to go through scholastic perception on how to tackle climate change.

  163. This article does not mention the fact that a Canadian Company has achieved significant success in sugar reduction on dairy products. NutraEx Food Inc.. “The Sweetener House”, has been delivering natural sweeteners to Canadian and US dairy companies for many years. The company invented a technology that removes the off-taste of stevia and monk fruit while retaining the bright clean taste of these sweeteners. There is also an outstanding sugar-free chocolate that experts rate equivalent with sugar sweetened chocolate.
    Let’s also cheer on sugar reduction success in Canada

  164. Tom Mueller says:

    Fantastic article. Short and simple. I would add that pheromone monitors can help you pinpoint a problem area as well as keep you informed on the success of your efforts. If the insect numbers are low, you know your program is working.

  165. There is definately a great deal to know about this
    subject. I love all the points you made.

  166. Angel D Cleary says:

    Is there a website or social media for PBFOC?

  167. Lucie says:

    What kinds of foods will no longer be sold in Canada. Can you provide examples please?

  168. Chunrong says:

    I am looking for a cattle by-products provider in alberta,

  169. Mary Blacker says:

    The purpose of this article was misleading. I started reading because of the heading….”We recently looked at four brands of salted butter to find out if they share similar product profiles, or whether any stand out as the better butter.”……and was so disappointed. The purpose of the article appeared to be NOT finding the better butter but ….. “how you can leverage consumer taste buds in your business,” .

  170. Brett says:

    This is why people stop listening to scientists – they continue to paint themselves into a corner. First we eat too much meat, then it’s too much grain… but how much grazing land or grain land would actually grow vegetables and fruit? And aren’t you the same people who thought biofuel was such a great idea and converted most of the Great Plains over to producing ethanol?

    • Aaron Johnson says:

      People stop listening to scientists because most people are too ignorant to understand what scientists are saying based on an evolving understanding of nutrition and agricultural economics. If scientists don’t have a complete understanding of a particular subject on day one, that doesn’t mean they are wrong. It means they have learned something new.

      The philosopher Karl Popper spent his entire career discussing this ignorance of science and the scientific method. Sorting out complex findings in a complex world takes time.

      In this particular case, scientists are observing and comparing a variety of experimental models in thousands of agricultural systems around the world…over time, figuring out which ones are succeeding and which are collapsing

  171. David Ward says:

    Too many people.

  172. Marc says:

    This is why we need more CO2 in the atmosphere!!
    All plant life grows much faster when CO2 has been at levels beyond 1,000 ppm. Many times in earth’s history CO2 was well beyond 3,000 ppm and those periods were very strong greening periods on earth.
    Politically dominated funding of science destroys the objectivity basis of “science”.
    Fact: CO2 is not a pollutant…it feeds plants.
    Fact: Water vapour is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2 and exists in the atmosphere at levels between 2% & 4%, whereas the weaker greenhouse gas CO2 exists at only 0.04%…its a trace gas!! Effect of changing from 0.03% to 0.04% is only a change of 0.01%, which is quantitavely not significant. Water vapour varies between 2% & 4% regularly.
    Fact: humans are contributing to pollution on earth.
    Climate Change Policies: Attacking CO2 and working to reduce contribution of CO2 is chasing a red herring, when many other forms of pollution pose far greater risk to humanity.

  173. Joseph Woo says:

    There are too many people in this world to feed. What we need is better population control

  174. Paula Thompson says:

    I, for one am getting tired of processes and policies being designed around the opinions of Millennials. When do we, as the older generation get our say?!

    • Marilyn says:

      Paula, Millennials will tell us we’ve had our say and now they have to fix our mess. It’s not really a generational problem, we can all do our part as we see fit. Enjoy this day and many more.

  175. Anne ODonnell says:

    Would like to buy a box of the Wings hot mustard. Where can I buy it in the GTA?

  176. says:

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  177. says:

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  178. Anupriya P says:

    I am a Program Manager handling “World Congress on Probiotics, Prebiotics and Nutrition” which is scheduled during January 28-29, 2019 at Dubai, UAE.
    I would like to invite you as a speaker/ delegate for this International Conference. For more details kindly visit the following link:
    Awaiting for your positive response.
    Thanks & Regards
    Anupriya P
    Program Manager | Probiotics 2019
    Pulsus Group
    [email protected]
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    USA / Canada Toll Free: 1-800-982-0387 | UK

    • Hello Anupriya,
      Thank you for the invitation – but at this time, I lack the necessary education to make an informed speech on the subject matter. Perhaps another time.
      Best of luck,
      Andrew Joseph

  179. Raymond Arcand says:

    What is the study? Where is the study?

  180. Currently not all food deliveries are made in refrigerated/ temperature controlled vans. Thus the food product grade decrease. Home delivers should all be made in refrigerated vans. Health inspectors should be enforcing this. Food suppliers should also enforce this. Delivering food in private cars has no temperature control or clean standards.

  181. Doug Holmes says:

    Your article includes the comment “Almost 60 per cent of urban Canadians are either subscribing to a meal kit service or thinking about it”, but I can find no reference in the attached report to support this. Do you have another source (interview, release notes, …) to support this? The reason I ask is that if 5% of the 1053 people (53 people) are considering this, even if all of them are urban that would mean there are only 88 urban people in the survey vs 965 rural.

    • Hello Doug – thank you for writing. The Press Release we received from Dalhousie mentioned those numbers, but you seem to be correct, in that the study’s data does not correlate. We are trying to straighten out the numbers with Dalhousie, and will update as soon as possible.

  182. Avery says:

    If people were willing to pay what it cost farmers to produce fruits and vegetables there would be plenty for everyone. The best land in North America feeds ethanol plants with a majority of its acres not high quality fruits and vegetables as it easily could.
    This is not an accessibility problem, it is a cheap food policy problem, most of the fresh produce in our stores comes from countries where very cheap labor is available. Produce production in eastern Canada is at risk of going away due to increased labour and an inability to compete with free trade and Mexico.
    It’s a small group of consumers that are willing to pay the price to buy local in a large store, when they see the price tag.

  183. jeff valentine says:

    as a restaurant owner- how can I apply for a licence that allows me to sell- cannabis food/drink, that has manufactured by a licecned company.
    I dont wish to make it- I wish to purchase it from a lic. distributor

    • Hello Jeff – It depends on what province you are in.
      These provinces and territories—Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Northwest Territories—control the sale of cannabis products through their own retails stores.
      However, the following provinces and territories will license private retailers in addition to launching some of their own provincial cannabis stores—British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon and Nunavut.
      The following provinces will not have any provincial government stores: Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
      In Ontario, for example, the government is trying to create a highly-regulated private retail model for cannabis that will launch by April 1, 2019. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is the provincial regulator authorized to grant store licences. The Ontario Cannabis Store will be the exclusive wholesaler to these stores. Private stores will be introduced with strict controls to safeguard children and youth and combat the illegal market.
      I would suggest contacting Cannabis Compliance Inc. as a possible solution to your dilemma:
      Good luck.

  184. Matt says:

    A company called Karma Candy, they produce all the mentioned sku’s, with the exception of nut products.

  185. ROGER FOULEM says:

    very good opportunities

  186. Tayong Pascal says:

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  187. Good info. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon).

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  188. Adriana Sinc says:

    Are there any manufacturers that produce mills capable of wet grinding rice in North America?

  189. Geneva says:

    Hello, I want to subscribe for this web site to obtain latest updates, thus where can i do it please help out.

  190. m dubois says:

    wow learned about Canada food guide in the fiftys, if yo would follow this today you would need a income of 3 hundred thousand a year for a family of four. today mom and dad both work and must don’t have that kind of income.juices have water sugar apple juice last grape juice, shame on you ocean spray.every Canadian family would love to follow the guide but cant afford to do so.i see what people put in their carts fruits and vegie are lacking. a government that care nothing for there people.another waste of your money.

  191. Tina Bullard says:

    Will the beyond burger be available in the UK . I have a Gastro pub and a restaurant and am looking for a great vegan burger

  192. Debbie Girtaf says:

    I would like to grow sorghum. I’m in B.C. Can you advise where I could purchase seeds. Thanks.

  193. James Shea says:

    Not near as good as Dairyland. I guess you must get cheaper. Now have to shop elsewhere for Dairyland.

  194. Deanne Brews says:

    Just make sure you do not sell these companies to the USA.

  195. Mitchell Roberts says:

    Lucerne Milk is from the USA. Find the dairy code and enter it here:

    It will tell you where it was packaged.


    Is the SFC required only for the importer, or do the foreign suppliers need to obtain a license too?? thank you

  197. Brennan says:

    Awesome beer, wish i could buy it here in Seattle!

  198. Beluz Salonga says:

    Please good day… is there a michael claris that works as a manager in bonduelle canada.

  199. Dawn Giddy says:

    Please make Horne’s Gravee again it’s the best I’ve ever found and have tried many I have been using this product since my mother introduced me to it many years ago. Is there somewhere that it will be sold ? I know a lot of people who swear by this product it would make a lot of people have if you started making it again 🙂

  200. Karen says:

    Why is your milk constantly going bad before it’s expire date?? I’ve been buying your milk from Walmart in Coquitlam in it constantly goes off after 3 days even though there’s several dates still left on the expiry. I have had to return them all!

    • Hi Karen, in defence of the milk processor, it is possible that there is an issue during delivery to Walmart, or even how it is handled at Walmart. That doesn’t excuse the processor. You could contact them directly: and let them know your concerns. The problem may be on their end, it may be on the distributor’s end (Walmart). Either way, they may want to look in to it. Good luck.

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  202. Anna says:

    How. And get copies of this poster to put up????

  203. says:

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    discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get suggestions from other experienced people that share the same interest.

    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!


  205. Ken says:

    In Northern Ontario we had outlets that sold Nico margarine and with in a year all of these stores quit selling this product. Could you shine some light on this and will this product be available in the near future for us here and if so, which store will be carrying it ?

  206. RNW says:

    How would a person come to the point of testing out the market with Edibles when it’s soon to be legalized in October any ideas?

  207. David Booth says:

    Our Company deals through Quadra Ingredients in
    Canada and we would like to know if suppliers of ingredients can become Members/Sponsors.
    We are a 100+ year-old company who provide flavours.
    Currently we have over 250 Non-Dairy flavours for plant-based foods.

  208. Rosemary Nelson says:

    So it’s almost a year later. What are the four brands. While you’re at it, can you please advise whatever happened to the one pound tubs of whipped butter that were commonplace at the supermarket in the seventies and eighties???

  209. Luc says:

    hi, we are sourcing producers of ginseng for asian markets, would you please recommend some excellent ones to us, thank you!

  210. Tammy says:

    Only “wild blueberries” have these compounds, not domesticated grocery store blueberries?

  211. Mark and Sharon LeClair says:

    looking for a group or a law firm handling all of this Hills stuff in canada

  212. Carol Goriup says:

    Great article! Always enjoy reading this magazine.

  213. Bob Hope says:

    It’s about time don’t you think? Now that we are given “permission” to look and learn and remember all that is offered by Cannabis to the human race. I mean our own bodies tell the story of hundreds of thousand of years of using this plant – no other way we could have the Cannabinoidal system we have inside every person’s body. Eat that!

  214. shumail says:


    I am looking for private labeling of snacks under our brand.

    Do you do it?


  215. Kyle Baron says:

    Just an fyi, the advertorial “food processors of canada a strong voice and ally in ottawa for canadian food processing companies” doesn’t seem to be loading in chrome with an ad blocker up.

    This may be due to another notification I get saying that “This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources.”

    It’s an old article, but just figured I’d let you know.

    Take care,


  216. George says:

    CDC also has an outbreak too at this same time!!

  217. Sidra says:

    I had the same issue multiple times as Karen. I got from Walmart in Edmonton and it went bad, then I thought may be something is wrong with walmart so I went to shoppers but same thing, milk turned bad more than weeks time left as per pack.

  218. Daniel Hatnean says:

    do you still make Horne’s bbq sauce and if still made where can I get it in Windsor, Ontario.. I knew that one place sold it but doesn’t any more. I have been buying this for years and usually get quite a few when I buy it.
    I love the product.

  219. Jamal Salem Aljifri says:

    Cow’s Milk with no added sugar and flavours was the best choice for me to increase my vitamin B12 levels.
    Much better than vitamin B12 supplements.

  220. Bill Romahn says:

    Would Bonduelle please consider one of the four Gleaners in Ontario should it have any surplus produce that it could share? Gleaners process and dry to create a soup mixture used exclusively in foreign mission fields.

  221. Genetic Engineering is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. It will help to cure many genetic issues in future. It has high scope to build career in it. Thanks for informative article, keep sharing.

  222. Line Duquette says:

    Bonjour je voudrais savoir où je peux me procurer et acheter les biscuits chinois de fortune. merci beaucoup a vous je demeure à Québec Canada

  223. carmen pagé deslauriers says:

    C’est vraiment une très bonne crème glacée.. Merci pour votre implication, votre souci de la qualité et de la propreté.

  224. Carol says:

    You have the very best ice cream. I tell everyone I meet.
    Hope someday you will bring back Nanaimo Bar Yogurt.
    Best is Salted Caramel Saucy Spots Ice Cream!!! To Die For.

  225. Heather Millichamp says:

    This write up is very impressive . all the health standards that you follow each and every day .just amazing . your ice cream is the best by far of any I have tasted. Your Chocolate Peanut Butter yogurt ice cream is the most delicious and i have told a lot of people how good it is ,I serve it often to our company and all family members love it . Thank you Chapmans for this delightful treat.

  226. Antocianinas says:

    THis is amazing! Nautre gives everything we need

  227. Heidi Smalko says:


    I am chef and and pastry chef. I would like to get into producing edibles and selling what I make. How do I start the process at the ground level? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  228. Jamal Salem Aljifri - Aden, South Yemen says:

    Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms:
    Fatigue, dizziness, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, burning feet, fast heartbeat, ringing in ears, memory loss, inflammation of tongue, pernicious anemia, yellow tinge to skin and eyes, trouble walking, depression, psychosis and dementia.

    Early detection and treatment is important. If left untreated, the deficiency can cause severe neurologic problems and blood diseases.

    Because vitamin B12 deficiency can often signal that something is wrong in your digestive tract, it’s prudent to investigate an unexpected deficiency – particularly to rule out these common causes:

    Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency:

    ◆ Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
    This is because certain types of bacteria use up vitamin B12 for their own purposes, so if you’ve got too many of them hanging around in your small intestine, they can intercept the B12 you’ve consume
    before your own body has the chance to absorb it.

    ◆ Taking too many Anti-inflammatory medication -nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) pain-relieving medications and many, many others. Ileitis from any cause, however, will impede vitamin B12 absorption and often cause a deficiency.

    ◆ Weight-loss surgeries and surgeries that have removed part of your small intestine 

    ◆ Dietary deficiency, plants don’t make vitamin B12, vegans (strict vegetarians who do not eat any meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.

    Absorption of vitamin B12:
    The absorption of vitamin B12 from eggs appears to be relatively low at a rate of less than 9%.

    The vitamin B12 from meat, poultry and fish is estimated to be absorbed at a rate of 42% to 61%

    The vitamin B12 contained in milk is estimated to be the most bioavailable, with approximately 51% to 79% absorption. In fact, 1 glass of milk can provide 50 per cent of an adult’s daily B12 requirement.

    The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B12 a day, according to the National Institutes of Health.

    Bottom line:
    If you’re diagnosed with a vitamin B12 deficiency, be sure to ask your doctor what he or she thinks the likely cause is. If there’s no obvious explanation, start looking for one! 

  229. Carla says:

    I think paper straws are a bad idea, A & W switched and the straw gets soggy and really changes the taste of the drink. If you want to get rid of straws than i suggest a lid on the drink much like a lattee. That would be good idea. Or have real dishes for inside dining.

  230. Cheryl Brouillard says:

    I also have used Horne’s Gravee mix for many years please consider making this product available again. I worked at a diner in the early 80 s and they had the best gravy ever and this was the secret so I also used it ever since then. I know I am not alone in using this fantastic product.

  231. H. Walton says:

    The OCCA website no longer works? Do they still exist?

  232. Very interesting to be reading such an in-depth recount of our own people’s success! Thank you for writing such a positive article on the Fauchers and their ingenuity!

  233. Greg Zyn says:

    These results have surprised me, to be honest. I wasn’t expecting such a big clean sweep from them. I hope that next year’s competition won’t be as one-sided as this one was. If the competition isn’t exciting, it’s not fun for the viewer.

  234. Jamal Salem Aljifri - [email protected] - Aden, South Yemen says:

    Large doses of vitamin C may interfere with absorption and metabolism of vitamin B12. To avoid this interaction, take vitamin C two or more hours after taking vitamin B-12 supplements. Foods with B12 are always the first choice.

  235. Rohit says:

    Good info, Christina! Would love to try out this product. Not many great fibre products out there but will have to check the sugar alternative as these are getting a bad rap nowadays.

  236. Debbie says:

    Make Horne’s graver again. It’s the best thing for making no fail graves. Big mistake not to make it

  237. I have long tried to foster some interest in reducing food waste for the following reasons:
    -Food waste impacts the environment in many ways
    Can you imagine the freight cost to ship 60% of our food to the market only to be trashed?
    Can you imagine the freight cost to ship 60% of our food to the dump?
    Think about truck pollution?
    Think about the wear and tear on our roads, and traffic congestion.
    Think about the labour involved in trashing the food.
    Consider the methane gas given off by rotting food.
    Can you imagine 60% of the packaging going to the dump?
    Can you imagine filling up landfill sights with needless trash?
    -To say nothing of the hunger issue
    Is it not time to respond to this huge issue by doing a better job of managing our food logistics. Solutions abound as an example Why not ship some of the produce in PrimePro, the packaging that extends the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. PrimePro bags and film are recyclable, easy to use, does not require any special equipment or packaging protocols.. Yes, it cost more than using nothing but it’s only a fraction of the cost of trashing 60% of your produce!

  238. GMO or non-GMO label doesn’t matter as much anymore because consumers are more aware. Those who want to avoid GMOs and disease-causing pesticides and herbicides know their best option is to choose Organic.

  239. Susan says:

    Here in the US, unless you buy USDA or Canada organic, you’re guaranteed to have glyphosate or some other pesticide on or in your food, GMO or not. AND – the FDA is putting 3 million dollars into improving “consumer acceptance” in supermarkets, in conjunction with GMO labeling.

    If anyone were to educate themselves about Simplot’s GMO “non-browning” potato, they will learn why GMO labels are important for consumer safety.

  240. Brian Shewell says:

    Today, while attending Canadian Restaurants & Bar trade show in Toronto was discussing how the demise of Food Starter created a large gap on support for food start ups.
    Then I was advised Arlene Dickinson’s company has brought concept back to life.
    This news is incredibly welcome, as I have a career long passion for seeing small startups being given sound mentoring to assist them in succeeding.
    Will look forward to seeing this venture flourish.

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