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June 18, 2018  

Cupboard economics: commentary

Every now and then, Canadians will take a stand against the U.S. by choosing Canadian items over American ones at the grocery store. Canadians are generally loyal to Canadian food products, unless they cost more – and most often, they do

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June 13, 2018  

Final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are published: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been published in Canada Gazette Part II, so the industry can prepare itself for when they take effect in early 2019

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June 13, 2018  

Calling food and beverage companies in Canada! (Especially if you’re 80 years young)

Food in Canada is producing a special summer issue to mark our 80th anniversary and we want to hear your success stories!

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May 31, 2018  

Vending va-va-voom

Healthy food and drink choices, cashless payment, analytics and alcohol are the leading trends in automated consumption

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May 7, 2018  

PAC Packaging introduces sustainability checklist

PAC Packaging Consortium released its Sustainability Checklist for Structural Package Designers to help them make more informed decisions

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May 2, 2018  

An Ontario community to be the “Food Community of the Future”?

Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge was open to communities across Canada with ideas on improving the lives of residents; for the City of Guelph and Wellington it was based on food

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April 24, 2018  

Beauty from the Inside Out

It’s time for nutricosmetics to shine, as consumers take a more holistic approach to health and beauty

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April 24, 2018  

The future of nutrient content claims

With labelling modernization, nutrient content claims will become even more “prescribed”

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April 23, 2018  

Accounting & accountability – front-of-packaging labelling

The Healthy Eating Strategy and the FOP legislation have well-intentioned outcomes

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April 20, 2018  

Food loss and waste initiatives gain momentum

The Walmart Foundation wants to help reduce food waste and so gave grants to various expert organizations to help them make a dent in the issue

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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  

Second Harvest launches initiatives in advance of Earth Day

Toronto’s Second Harvest is launching a challenge to reduce food waste and a program to train youth and adults, both of which will help the planet and the community

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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  

Research on global food security receives a boost in Canada

The new Roots of Food Security research facility at the University of Saskatchewan received $800,000 from the province; work there will focus on improving crop yields to feed a hungry planet

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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 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 23, 2018  

A new study confirms benefits of whole grains

A study out of the U.S., different from previous clinical trials, demonstrates the benefits of consuming whole grains such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, barley, rye and brown or wild rice

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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 8, 2018  

Another super berry emerges: the salal berry

University of Victoria plant biologist, Peter Constabel, and his team, discover that the salal berry is packed with antioxidants, making it stiff competition for other berries

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March 7, 2018  

Nine out of 10 Canadians eat cereal, says Kellogg Canada

In honour of National Cereal Day on March 7, Kellogg Canada released a survey of Canadian consumers and their cereal habits.

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March 5, 2018  

Probiotics solutions

Lallemand Health Solutions offers a range of complete probiotic solutions for good gut health, for boosting immunity and oral health, and for stress and mood balance

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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 26, 2018  

Super Sorghum

While sorghum is a newer grain to Canada, in Africa it has huge financial and social potential for growers and consumers

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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 19, 2018  

Five superclusters will share $950 million

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced the successful superclusters; one of them is Protein Industries Canada

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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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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 23, 2018  

High-quality, clean label

Farbest Brands manufactures clean-label, high-quality food and nutrition ingredients

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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 17, 2018  

Sodium still high in processed foods

Health Canada says results of voluntary efforts to reduce sodium in processed foods show it’s not happening fast enough

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January 12, 2018  

Two Prairie companies merge

Avena Foods Limited, a gluten-free oats supplier, and Best Cooking Pulses Inc., an international pulse trader, announced that they have formed a partnership

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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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December 28, 2017  

Toronto chef helps Egg Farmers of Canada inspire consumers (recipes included)

Chef Lynn Crawford and the Egg Farmers of Canada are asking Canadian consumers to share their wholesome recipes using #RecipesThatGive and support community food banks across Canada

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December 19, 2017  

13 Ontario agri-tech companies receive grants

Bioenterprise Corporation wants to help agri-tech companies with innovative ideas get their products to market and to consumers

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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