The results of the Canadian Grand Prix are in!
The Retail Council of Canada and its judges have selected the best new products and released the winners of the annual Canadian Grand Prix Awards
$17 million to go toward Canadian genomics projects
Genome Canada announced $17 million in funding will go toward genomics research projects that will help agriculture and agri-food thrive
Canada, Germany extend bonds of research
In a statement, the Canada’s federal government has announced closer ties with Germany when it comes to agricultural research
Federal government launches online consultations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada wants Canadians to participate in a survey to help shape A Food Policy for Canada
Stable sour candy
Corbion PURAC says its PURAC Powder MA offers direct sourness and stability for confectionery
Which province scored an A in the first-ever food report card?
The Conference Board of Canada has released Canada’s Food Report Card: Provincial Performance, a report that assesses each province’s food systems and food sectors.
Safe food travels
Digi International Inc. offers its Digi SafeTemps to help customers protect their inventory when it’s on the road or when it’s parked at a dock.
Two new labs to study how consumers buy their food
The University of Guelph has opened two high-tech labs to research how consumers shop in grocery retail and how they respond to ads
Food safety organization releases latest benchmarking requirements
GFSI or Global Food Safety Initiative has released the seventh edition of its Benchmarking Requirements
Measuring the success of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Every business assesses its performance against well-defined business goals…
Happy birthday, CFIA
The 20th anniversary of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency…
New regulations, technologies and industry attitudes are ensuring consumers are safe and Canada’s food system prospers
Spring into candy-coated mini eggs
By Daniel Scholes Canadians splurge on sweets all year…
I want candy!
While consumers appreciate the better-for-you products offered by Canada’s confectionery manufacturers, the desire for indulgent treats clearly isn’t going away anytime soon
PAC salutes this year’s stars in packaging
PAC, Packaging Consortium held its 2017 Canadian Leadership Awards Gala, which highlights some of the best packages in food and beverage and non-food sectors
Farm & Food Care Canada has a new identity
The board of Farm & Food Care Canada reviewed its mission and vision and decided to transition to the new Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. The organization says CCFI is better equipped to help build public trust in Canada’s food system
Federal government must boost focus on agri-food in Canada: report
Making agri-food a national economic priority will help it flourish
Ontario invests in local food
Through the Greenbelt Fund, the Ontario government is investing more than $830,000 in 24 local agriculture and agri-food projects to boost access to local food across the province
Grocery chain to invest $1.3 billion into the Canadian economy
Loblaw Companies Limited will spend $1.3 billion to open new stores, renovate more than 500 existing stores and offer more fresh food at select Shoppers Drug Marts.
Flavours and colours
Gold Coast Ingredients offers a full line of flavours and colours in a variety of consistencies for a wide range of food and beverage sectors.
CFIA signs agreement with France’s food regulator
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail have signed an agreement to share news in food, plant and animal science
Smarties options for Egg hunts
Just in time for Easter, egg hunts and Easter…
Canadian governments finalize the Canadian Free Trade Agreement
Canadian federal, provincial and territorial governments have concluded negotiations on a new Canadian Free Trade Agreement they say will help expand businesses and increase economic growth across the country.
SFCR and food safety – Part II
This month I’ll continue to look at some of…
The flavour in food labelling modernization
The flavour of food must be appealing in order to sell a product. But it’s not too often we get to sample food before we buy. Instead, the principal means of communicating flavours on a packaged consumer food is via its label.
The evolution of culinology
News from the Research Chefs Association’s RCA 2017 Annual Conference & Culinology Expo; RCA’s regional Lunch & Learns; and a tour of the Culinary Institute of Canada
Better texture and taste in baked goods
Kerry, The Taste & Nutrition Company offers Biobake enzymes and the Myvatex range of emulsifiers and texturants – both of which give baked goods and other food products better mouthfeel, volume and freshness
BC’s agrifood and seafood sectors set export record
Agrifood and seafood companies in BC set a new record for exports in 2016, which reached a high of $3.8 billion
Funding for McGill University will help boost the food economy
The province of Quebec has granted $5 million for creating and funding McGill University’s precompetitive food processing research consortium
$20-million donation will help U of Guelph transform global food economy
The University of Guelph received a $20-million donation and will use to create the Arrell Food Institute. The new institute will address food security, safety and sustainability
New culinary space and food incubator to open in Toronto
Kitchen24, a state-of-the-art multi-use culinary space, will be opening in May. Anyone from students and beginners and startups to professionals can rent the space to develop their new food ideas
Federal budget highlights agriculture and agri-food
Canada’s federal government released its 2017 budget yesterday. In it, Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is identified as part of the government’s plan to grow Canada’s economy
Survey releases list of food and beverage winners – and more food trends
The list of food and beverage winners from BrandSpark International’s annual Best New Product Awards is out. The BNPAs also tap into how Canadian consumers are shopping today and how they feel about innovation
Canada’s Food Sector: A Strategy for Change?
Developing a national food strategy for the Canadian food and beverage industry is key, writes Gary Fread. But with major changes coming at the sector, developing a strategy is fraught with challenges. Here are some of the big ones
60% of Canadian food, beverage companies are investing in innovation: report
BDO’s latest report takes a look at the future of food & beverage, and transportation, warehousing and distribution, and finds that innovation and advancing technology are helping business leaders remain optimistic
Food processors in B.C. receive a boost
B.C.’s Buy Local program is helping 20 local food manufacturers produce innovative food products and distribute them to more consumers throughout the province