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Pet Food

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April 29, 2015  

FCPC launches new food and beverage cluster

Food & Consumer Products of Canada says the new GTA Food and Beverage Cluster aims to make the food industry an even stronger economic driver

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April 10, 2015  

Canadian Food Exporters receive funding boost

The Canadian Food Exporters Association has received a $2.1 million investment to help it open new export market opportunities for small- and medium-size processors

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April 8, 2015  

Feds put $30 million toward food safety

Over the next five years, the federal government will invest $30.7 million to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, detect and respond to food safety risks

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April 6, 2015  

In 2010 there were 582 million cases of foodborne disease: WHO

The WHO releases preliminary findings from a study that show the global burden of foodborne diseases. World Health Day – April 7 – is dedicated to food safety

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March 26, 2015  

Water droplets could be next weapon in fight against food pathogens

Scientists at Harvard have engineered water droplets into tiny chemical-free “bombs” that when they bounce on toxic microorganisms, they zap them out of existence

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March 24, 2015  

So, does the complexity of the sector get in the way of an overall strategy?

The market is complex. Canada’s innovation strategy must not only cover the product complexity, but also ensure sound environmental performance in the entire value chain as well as cost effective, high-quality foods (think Lean/Six Sigma) to enable us to beat our competition.

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March 9, 2015  

Ionized air systems save money

ECKERT Machines is the Canadian distributor for Paxton Products, and offers Paxton’s Ionized Air System, which saves money and is easy to use

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March 9, 2015  

Loblaws to open 50 more stores, create 5,000 jobs

Loblaw Companies Ltd. will expand this year with 50 more stores and renovations to another 100, creating thousands of jobs

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February 20, 2015  

Saskatchewan’s food industry to benefit from new development centre

Thanks to a $13-million investment, Saskatchewan’s Food Industry Development Centre is being rebuilt and updated, helping the province’s food industry grow its value-added sector

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February 4, 2015  

J.M. Smucker buys Big Heart Pet Brands

Brand will give manufacturer a third platform for growth

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February 3, 2015  

Stainless-steel gear reducer has new sanitary design

Baldor Electric Company’s new Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 is completely sealed against high-pressure, high-temperature and caustic wash-down environments

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January 30, 2015  

A new consortium will work to better understand food safety

IBM Research and Mars Inc. have formed the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain and hopes “to provide a tool to address threats on an unprecedented scale”

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January 20, 2015  

BRC updates its food safety standards

The British Retail Consortium issued its seventh edition of food safety standards which reduce the need for multiple audits, and encourage consistency and more flexibility

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January 16, 2015  

Manitoba wants to see its food sector worth $5.5 billion by 2022

Manitoba released a strategy to help grow its food processing industry; even the small-scale food sector in the province wants to play an important role in promoting healthy eating while also building a vibrant food economy

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January 15, 2015  

New technology could help keep bacteria from sticking around

U.S. scientists have developed a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to; it’s a technology with promising applications for the food processing industry

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January 12, 2015  

European Food Safety Authority develops toolbox

The EFSA developed a toolbox that all food safety professionals could tap to help rank microbiological risks

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December 25, 2014  

Canadian manufacturers are lagging behind when it comes to innovation: report

A report from The Canadian Chamber of Commerce outlines why Canadian manufacturers aren’t as innovative as they need to be if they want to better compete globally

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December 16, 2014  

Detect it!

PolyMag Additives from Eriez help safeguard against plastic contamination in food products

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December 10, 2014  

Food retail prices expected to increase in 2015, but only marginally: report

The annual Food Price Report 2015 is out and says Canadians should expect increases of between .3 per cent and 2.4 per cent in the coming year

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December 2, 2014  

Food-safe silicone sponge

Silicone Engineering’s new silicone sponge is ideal for the food and beverage processing industry

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November 26, 2014  

Canada is world’s top per capita ag trader: report

Farm Credit Canada’s annual report Ag Economics: A 2014 Look at Global Trade shows agriculture is a major contributor to Canada’s growth

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November 20, 2014  

Canada’s food safety performance scores high

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada and the University of Guelph’s Food Institute gives Canada’s food safety performance top marks

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November 19, 2014  

Champion Petfoods cooks up innovation

Alberta-based Champion Petfoods has created a $5.9 million onsite research and innovation centre

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November 4, 2014  

Inline palletizing system

Columbia Machine offers its Columbia HL7200 high-level inline palletizer, and Columbia/Okura’s model A1800 robotic palletizer/depalletizer

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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.

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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

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October 10, 2014  

Traceability gets $7.5 million in funding

The funding is going to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop a national livestock traceability data service

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September 24, 2014  

Procter & Gamble sells remaining pet care business

Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe sold to Spectrum Brands

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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

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September 15, 2014  

Naturally formulated

Caru Pet Food Company makes its debut with a

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September 11, 2014  

Naturally Splendid to team with Alberta food processing centre

Company hopes to demonstrate efficacy of omega-fortified pet food

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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

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August 1, 2014  

Mars completes acquisition of P&G’s pet food business

Three brands join Mars Petcare

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July 25, 2014  

Bulking up in the protein sector

Was there ever a better time to be in the protein business?

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July 15, 2014  

Proposed changes to nutrition labels, including serving sizes, means they’ll be easier to read

Health Canada’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts tables and ingredients lists could see all types of sugars grouped together. The proposed changes are from the first round of consultations and are meant to address parents’ concerns

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July 8, 2014  

Safety coated LED lamps

Shat-R-Shield’s new line of IP68 waterproof safety coated LED lamps also offer energy and cost savings