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News Fruit & Vegetables Food Safety Packaging
October 29, 2014  

An open letter to all grower/shippers and retailers from the members of the Reusable Packaging Association

No incidence of food contamination from RPCs

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October 28, 2014  

CFIA Modernization: The consultations conclude

Early this year the Canadian Food Inspection Agency published responses to industry feedback received in 2013. The CFIA provided more detail about how it hopes to operate under its new terms of reference. Here is a short list.

News Fruit & Vegetables Food In Canada Food Safety Packaging
October 27, 2014  

Re-use is not always the better alternative

Study shows high proportion of reusable plastic crates are in poor sanitary condition

News Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Food Safety
October 27, 2014  

B.C. food safety program is good for business

The B.C. Food Processors Association now offers the Post-Farm Food Safety program, which will help companies produce the safest food both nationally and domestically

News Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Food Safety
October 15, 2014  

Microbiological testing finds food is safe: report

The CFIA’s National Microbiological Monitoring Program conducts thousands of tests each year. In 2011-2012 it found 98 per cent of our food was safe

News Fruit & Vegetables Specialty Foods Food In Canada
October 15, 2014  

Pollinator loss “would be nothing short of catastrophic” says Environmental Commissioner

ECO released its annual report, tackling a number of topics, including neonicotinoids and honey bee declines, which may be a warning of a larger ecological problem

News Beverages Fruit & Vegetables Specialty Foods Research & Development
September 26, 2014  

Largest research greenhouse in Canada to open in Niagara region

Vineland Centre benefits from $10-million provincial investment

Opinion Bake & Snack Food Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Trends Processing
September 24, 2014  

Canadian Food Innovators

At this year’s CHFA (Canadian Health Food Association) show

News Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Research & Development
September 22, 2014  

Dry processing technology, bio-herbicides receive funding boost

17 agrifoods projects in B.C. received $1.4 million from the province and the federal government

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September 16, 2014  

Box it up in a heavy-duty bulk box

Buckhorn Inc. is expanding its series of BN4845 extra-duty bulk boxes with 7” and 10” extension rings that can be added in any combination

Feature Bake & Snack Food Fruit & Vegetables Grain & Oilseed Milling Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Food Trends Regulation
September 10, 2014  

GMO, Yes or No?

Labelling of products containing genetically modified organisms has become a political issue south of the border, leading many in the industry to wonder if Canada will be next

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September 2, 2014  

Competition brings out local twists and flavours in Mac & Cheese

Chef Andrew Farrell’s take on Mac & Cheese proves a winner at the 2014 Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-Off in Toronto

News Fruit & Vegetables Processing Research & Development
August 29, 2014  

$4 million for agriculture training in NWT

Feds to invest in growing food in the far north

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August 26, 2014  

Canada’s efforts in food traceability only “average:” report

A new report from the Global Food Traceability Center compares traceability regulations and requirements around the world

News Fruit & Vegetables Exporting & Importing
August 15, 2014  

Blueberry producers to expand export market

Feds invest $1.7 million in blueberry market

News Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Specialty Foods Food Trends Research & Development Sustainability
August 15, 2014  

Organic sector receives funding boost

Feds invest $8 million in organic science cluster

News Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Business Operations Exporting & Importing
August 12, 2014  

Russia’s food ban could gouge Canada’s food industry

Standing up to Moscow could have impacts that go well beyond agriculture

Feature Fruit & Vegetables Food Trends Research & Development
August 8, 2014  

Horticulture mash-up

Hybridization is about doing what bees already do and have done for eons — naturally crossing fruits and vegetables to create novel new flavours

Feature Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Food Trends Research & Development
August 8, 2014  

What’s Your Number (of fruit & veg)?

The food industry grapples with how to get Canadians to put more fruit and vegetables on their plates

Feature Bake & Snack Food Fruit & Vegetables Grain & Oilseed Milling Health & Wellness Ingredients & Additives Processing
August 8, 2014  

Fibre and its measurement

Dr. David Mangan looks at changing methods for the measurement of dietary fibre

News Fruit & Vegetables Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Food Trends Processing
August 7, 2014  

P.E.I. french fry facility to close

McCain to shutter P.E.I. plant, 121 jobs lost

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July 3, 2014  

Environmentally friendly packaging

Cascades has introduced Respak, an eco-friendly alternative to polycoated cardboard

News Fruit & Vegetables Grain & Oilseed Milling Meat &Poultry Exporting & Importing
June 24, 2014  

New market opportunities in China following successful agriculture mission

Ties between Canada and China could mean $400 million in new market access

News Fruit & Vegetables Exporting & Importing
June 23, 2014  

New apple orchard established in P.E.I.

Plans to grow 40 million pounds of apples in coming years

News Fruit & Vegetables Research & Development
June 11, 2014  

Tomato byproducts could be built into your next vehicle

Heinz and Ford will research using tomato fibres to develop sustainable composite materials to be used in vehicle manufacturing

News Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Meat &Poultry Pet Food Seafood Specialty Foods Food Trends Processing
June 6, 2014  

Retail Council of Canada unveils the Grand Prix Winners

The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award winners were announced at a gala in Toronto

News Bake & Snack Food Beverages Confectionery Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Seafood Specialty Foods Food Trends Processing
June 4, 2014  

[Gallery] On the shelf! A look at new consumer products

This round up of new consumer food products includes yummy snacks (combining popcorn, chocolate and peanut butter), taking a detour with beer, finding your MOJO in a bar, mixing it up with Haskap relish and chutney, peanut-free snacks and more for breakfast

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June 2, 2014  

Add heat, the exotic or a touch of intensity with chili blends

Sensient Natural Ingredients has launched a new Chili Blends collection to help customers stay on trend and add pizzazz

Feature Bake & Snack Food Beverages Dairy Fruit & Vegetables Meat &Poultry Specialty Foods Business Operations Food Trends Processing
June 2, 2014  

Top 10 Innovators

Meet this year’s Top 10 food and beverage innovators in Canada (in no particular order). We only had room for 10 but there were so many more to choose from.

News Fruit & Vegetables Research & Development
May 28, 2014  

Everyday fruit goes 3D

A U.K. company called Dovetailed has created a 3D fruit printer that “makes” fruit on demand that is edible

News Fruit & Vegetables Specialty Foods Processing
May 22, 2014  

Unilever sells Ragú and Bertolli brands to Japan-based company for US$2.15 billion

Mizkan, a privately held company based in Japan, has acquired the Ragú and Bertolli brands to expand its international business

News Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Specialty Foods Food Trends Processing
May 20, 2014  

Bee losses in the U.S. aren’t as high this year, but still worrisome: Center for Food Safety

There’s no way to tell why honey bee colonies did better this past winter, but losses, say experts, are still too high and not sustainable