Food In Canada

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  • Trans fat levels are decreasing in Canadian foods

    February 27, 2009 by Food in Canada

    According to results released from Health Canada’s Trans Fat Monitoring Program, Canada continues to make progress toward reducing the amount of trans fat in the Canadian food supply. The program found that 80 per cent of the pre-packaged foods it

  • Focus on comprehensive food safety systems: expert

    February 24, 2009 by Food in Canada

    In the wake of last summer’s tainted meat tragedy, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada formed a working group to recommend regulatory changes to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks in the

  • Pat Libling

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Pat Libling was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1987. Over the years the 58-year-old mom of three daughters tried the gluten-free products available on the market or tried making products from gluten-free cookbooks, but was never too impressed with the

  • Parliamentary committee votes to investigate

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    A parliamentary committee made up of 11 parliamentarians from all political parties has voted to conduct a more open and transparent probe into the Maple Leaf Foods tainted meat tragedy of last summer, reported the Toronto Star. The tragedy left

  • Hunger Busters

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    In the fight against the obesity crisis – and consumers’ quest to live more healthfully – comes another weapon: foods that boost satiety. Essentially, these are foods composed with certain ingredients that leave consumers feeling fuller longer, or in other

  • Facing a Tougher Future

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Food processors rely heavily on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and third-party audits to tell them if their operations and products are in compliance. The reality is that the CFIA and third-party audits can’t cover everything. Here is a

  • Calculating the PCA Recall Costs

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg Company is one of the first baked goods and snack foods companies to estimate the financial impact of the 1,555 products recalled in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration and the 184 products recalled

  • Natural most featured claim on products

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Mintel, a leading market research company, has found that in 2008 the food and drink claims classified as “natural,” including all natural, no additives/preservatives, organic and whole grain were the most frequently featured on new products globally. This news comes

  • Harper appoints investigator into listeriosis outbreak

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Sheila Weatherill the independent investigator into the August 2008 listeriosis outbreak related to certain processed meat products from Maple Leaf Foods. Weatherill is the former president and CEO of Capital Health in Edmonton. Capital

  • Dining at home trend favours healthy and premium beverages

    January 26, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Hain Celestial Group of Melville, N.Y. – a leader in natural and organic food and beverages (Celestial Seasonings, Yves Veggie Cuisine) – continues to enjoy strong sales despite the economic slowdown. Sales are driven, in part, by consumers who are

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