Health & Wellness
Are Canadians skipping meals? A new study finds they are
A new study from Dalhousie University finds that certain demographics in Canada are skipping more meals and choosing instead to snack
Feds launch new job-creating initiative
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced $950 million in funding for superclusters
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
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.
Evolution in Food Trends
Innovation is critical for success in the packaged foods…
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
Pasta maker turns 150
Catelli Foods shares Canada’s birthday milestone
What’s new in natural?
Natural flavours and colours continue to have huge appeal for consumers, meaning there are more opportunities to innovate
SIAL Innovation Finalists
Now in it’s 10th year, SIAL INNOVATION celebrates innovative…
Easy to use phytosterol system
LIPOPHYTOL phytosterol system is new from Lipofoods. The company says it’s a highly concentrated, water-dispersable source of plant sterols in an easy to use format.
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
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
Health Canada proposes a ban on PHOs
Health Canada wants to take its efforts to get Canadians to eat healthier to another level – prohibiting the use of partially hydrogenated oils or PHOs in all foods sold in Canada
The gut microbiome revolution
Why all the interest in a healthy gut? Emerging research about the “microbiome” is making media headlines, and consumers are eager to learn how to harness the benefits.
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
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
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
NSF announces 2017 food safety winners
NSF International has released the names of this year’s Canadian Food Safety Recognition Award Winners. The awards recognize food and beverage companies from across Canada who lead in food safety
Electricity costs hurting Ontario food manufacturers, says the FBO
The rising cost of electricity has become unsustainable for food and beverage manufactures in Ontario, says a report from Food and Beverage Ontario
Study finds that Canadian consumers are concerned about food fraud
A study from Dalhousie University has found that Canadians are concerned about food fraud. It also turned up evidence that food fraud is prevalent in the Canadian marketplace
Pea protein crisp
PGP International has launched a new 60% protein crisp which is set to provide food manufacturers with a competitive edge in a market where energy-boosting protein, weight management and clean eating is in high demand
Probiotics can reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock: study
An AAFC research scientist has found that probiotics’ anti-inflammatory effects could improve livestock intestinal health
Taste Your Future bursary contest!
Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO), through the Taste Your Future Program, is engaging young people to think of the food and beverage processing sector as an exciting sector for employment.
Ontario processor expands to meet demand for tempeh
Henry’s Tempeh in Kitchener, Ont. has moved into new facilities and is expanding its processing capabilities to boost production
The “powerhouse seeds,” including chia, flax, pumpkin, hemp and sesame, are nutritious and on-trend for 2017
Pizza Nova’s Puro Promise uses the best Canadian ingredients
Pizza Nova’s Puro Promise pledges to offer its consumers only the best and freshest Canadian ingredients
Protein ingredient that’s not from whey protein
NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business, has developed a protein ingredient that can deliver more protein than other standard whey protein offerings and isn’t made from whey protein.
Metro Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a tour
Metro Ontario is sponsoring this year’s JUNO Awards with a Homegrown Tour celebrating local communities, local food and local talent