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April 20, 2018  

WeighPack’s linear net-weigh filling equipment

WeighPack Systems has introduced the PrimoLinear C-10 automatic linear net-weigh filling equipment, engineered specifically for limp, non-free flowing, and delicate products

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April 19, 2018  

Quebec’s plan for a new era of bioalimentaire

The government of Quebec launched Politique bioalimentaire 2018-2025, a policy that will see $5 billion invested into the province’s agri-food sector

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April 16, 2018  

$388 million is going into Saskatchewan’s ag industry

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture have created the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) to invest in “strategic agricultural initiatives” in the province

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April 12, 2018  

Purple Corn-colour powder

DDW, The Color House, offers a food colour powder that is derived from a purple corn hybrid that is non-GMO

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April 9, 2018  

FoodBytes! by Rabobank announces finalist startups

FoodBytes! by Rabobank has released the 20 start-ups that will pitch their ideas at the event on May 16, 2018 in Montreal

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April 4, 2018  

A new online tool launches for B.C.’s food sector

Food and beverage processors in B.C. have a new online tool – BC Food Connection – to connect them with co-packers and commercial kitchens to help them grow their businesses

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April 2, 2018  

Ergonomic lifter

Cynergy Ergonomics offers confectionery manufacturers an ergonomic lifter that can speed the packing and loading of candies

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March 28, 2018  

And the winners are…!

BrandSpark International releases the results of its 15th annual Best New Product Awards for 2018 (included are also some survey results of Canadian consumers)

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March 27, 2018  

ProClean FOAM

Madison Chemical Company’s ProClean FOAM is a chlorinated, moderately alkaline detergent that is an ideal general cleaner for food and beverage processing plants

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March 23, 2018  

Early-bird tickets now on sale for FoodBytes! Montreal

FoodBytes! – an event for start-up companies and their entrepreneurs to meet mentors, make connections and acquire the capital they need to grow – hits Montreal on May 16, 2018

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March 21, 2018  

SIAL 2018 comes to Montreal!

SIAL Canada takes place this year in Montreal from May 2 to 4, with more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors. Onsite experts include Jean-Sebastien Michel, and here he gives the scoop on trends in the beverage sector

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March 7, 2018  

Don’t miss the 14th North American Summit on Food Safety next month

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety from April 17-18 and ensure you’re fully compliant with SFCA and FSMA

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March 5, 2018  

X-ray inspection

Eagle Product Inspection’s EPX100 X-ray system can help manufacturers improve safety and protect their brands

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February 27, 2018  

Initiative helps researchers accelerate their agri-food ideas

The University of Guelph has launched Accelerator Guelph to help the university’s researchers commercialize their often innovative agri-food ideas

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February 23, 2018  

Pitch your idea at FoodBytes!

FoodBytes! – an event for start-up companies and their entrepreneurs to meet mentors, make connections and acquire the capital they need to grow – hits Montreal on May 16, 2018

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February 21, 2018  

Canadians really like their grocery stores: survey

New research from the Argyle Public Relationships Index show consumers have strong relationships with their grocers – in spite of the bread price-fixing scandal

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February 21, 2018  

Agri-food development centre proves if you build it, they will come

The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre, which was designed with farmers in mind, supports fresh thinking and value-adding opportunities to increase farm revenue

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February 16, 2018  

Rebranding Energy Spheres

RECIPE TO RETAIL: Part 13…  Brands evolve over time,

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February 12, 2018  

Health Canada wants to see front-of-package symbols

In an effort to help Canadians make healthier food choices, Health Canada has launched consultations with consumers and industry on creating a new front-of-package symbol

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February 6, 2018  

A new food and agriculture coworking space opens in Alberta

The Food Central Cowork is Western Canada’s first food and agriculture coworking space intentionally designed for innovators

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January 31, 2018  

The Rise and Fall of National Food Brands – commentary

Dr. Oetker in Grand Falls and Campbell’s in Toronto: two closures, almost 600 jobs. The bloodbath in food manufacturing in Canada continues. But despite appearances, the future in food processing has never looked brighter

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January 30, 2018  

Level switches for confectionery

The Dynatrol G Series Level Switches are specifically designed for special problem applications that involve extremely light weight or fluffy products

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January 26, 2018  

Agri-food centre opens in Saskatchewan

The $17.5-million Agri-Food Innovation Centre will be the primary spot to develop and commercialize new food products for Saskatchewan’s food industry

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January 25, 2018  

24 agri-food companies in Southern Ontario receive seed funding

Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph say 24 companies are the third round to receive $30,000 each to help with branding, marketing, prototyping and attracting investment

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January 24, 2018  

Canada agrees to revised TPP

A statement from the federal government says the revised TPP agreement will benefit farmers and food processors

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January 24, 2018  

CPMA launches food safety fund

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has launched the Canadian Food Safety Fund to support food safety research and education

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January 17, 2018  

Canadian food and beverage companies launch new organization

More than 1,500 food and beverage processing companies from across Canada have launched Food & Beverage Canada, a new national voice that will be based in Ottawa

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January 12, 2018  

Training is an investment, not an expense

Strong employee training programs increase engagement and productivity. Not all learning, however, is created equal, says NSF International

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January 8, 2018  

Natural ingredients

Diana Food manufactures natural ingredients from fruits, vegetables and meat.

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January 4, 2018  

Quebec food processors get new funding program

The federal government and province of Quebec have launched a new program to help Quebec food processors market their products throughout the province

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December 29, 2017  

Blockchain, agrifood’s new Uber?

To address lurking food safety and fraud concerns, can blockchain technologies be the answer?

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December 13, 2017  

Canadian families can expect to pay more for groceries in 2018: report

The 8th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report 2018 says La Nina and convenience are going to affect the cost of food

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December 5, 2017  

Town of Aurora offers space for culinary training

The Canadian Food and Wine Institute of Niagara College will offer courses at a soon-to-be renovated armoury in Aurora, Ont.

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November 30, 2017  

Canada’s organic sector continues to capture market share: report

The Canada Organic Trade Association released its latest analysis, finding that the organic sector is continuing to grow with two-thirds of shoppers adding organics to their purchases each week

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November 20, 2017  

Sanitary protection

Tolomatic Inc.’s IMA food grade servo linear actuator offers sanitary protection in wash-down applications.

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November 15, 2017  

Start-up food and beverage entrepreneurs can qualify for funding

District Ventures Accelerator and District Ventures Capital are helping consumer packaged goods companies in the start up phase with cash investments