Food In Canada

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  • Packaged vegan food market poised for growth

    January 29, 2020 by Grant Cameron

    The global packaged vegan food market is poised for significant growth over the next six years, with North America leading the way, according to an analysis done by Fior Markets, which does research to help companies make better decisions. The

  • New SFCR requirements for fresh fruits or vegetables come into effect

    January 15, 2020 by Christina Manocchio

    Starting today, new requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force for most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector that import, export or engage in interprovincial trade. The SFCR makes Canada’s food system

  • Changes to tomato and carrot processing in Ontario

    December 18, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Guelph, Ont. — Last week Ontario’s minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, released a letter informing Ontario tomato and carrot growers that the province is opening up the processing tomato and carrot market to direct negotiations with processors,

  • Canada could be last to ratify CUSMA deal, Trudeau says

    December 18, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Ottawa | Reuters — Canada could be the last of the three North American countries to ratify a new trade deal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, indicating that his plan to match the U.S. timetable was set to

  • CFIA updates fresh fruit and vegetable guidance material

    December 11, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    The fresh fruit and vegetable industry will have until Jan. 15, 2021 to use up existing packaging material in relation to the coming into force traceability timelines. As a result the following has been updated: Footnote 3 in the SFCR

  • Canadian corn producers class action moves forward

    December 11, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that the class action relating to all corn producers in Canada who priced their corn for sale after Nov. 18, 2013 can move forward on the basis of an allegation of premature commercialization against

  • McCain Foods to expand production line

    November 7, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    McCain Foods announced today it will invest $80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line at its existing Grand Falls, N.B. facility. The production expansion and creation of the new highspeed Formed Potato Specialty line

  • Saladexpress available in grocery stores

    October 15, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Saladexpress introduced its new brand Florette in grocery stores with the launch of three new, ready-to-eat side salads as well as fettuccine-inspired veggie strips. “Our field studies have unanimously shown that consumers not only lack the time and energy to

  • NHL players invest in Beyond Foods

    September 18, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Beyond Food received an investment from 15 NHL players. When entrepreneur Darren Burke and former NHL player TJ Galiardi co-founded Beyond Food they didn’t know how bad the food waste problem really was. The pair have been working with a

  • Creation of agri-food hub in southern Ontario announced

    September 10, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    A FedDev Ontario contribution of up to $6,296,000 has been awarded to Bioenterprise Corporation to lead the creation of an agri-food hub in southern Ontario. With this funding, Bioenterprise will form a region-wide collaborative network, which will function as a

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