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August 9, 2016  

Climate change linked with rise in raw oyster food poisoning: study

A new study shows that rising global temperatures are linked to an increase in waterborne food poisoning, particularly from eating raw oysters

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May 20, 2016  

Canada approves genetically modified salmon

Health Canada and the CFIA have determined that the genetically modified AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe as conventional salmon

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May 18, 2016  

Nova Scotia’s agri-food sector boosts province’s exports

Partly due to strong results in the agri-food sector, Nova Scotia’s exports are expected to grow by six per cent this year and by four per cent in 2017

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April 21, 2016  

Newfoundland cod stock shows signs of recovery

An independent assessment shows that Newfoundland’s northern cod stock has grown since 2006, as goals are set for even further improvement

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April 14, 2016  

Sea Superfood

Canada and other Western countries have been slow to realize the benefits of seaweed – but that’s now changing

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February 3, 2016  

Intercity Packers and Albion Fisheries announce strategic alliance

The two Vancouver-based companies will operate under the new name Albion Farms and Fisheries

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October 9, 2015  

Canada’s Clearwater Seafoods to acquire U.K.’s Macduff Shellfish

Nova Scotia’s Clearwater expects the acquisition to strengthen its global market position in premium wild seafood

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September 11, 2015  

FDA begins finalizing new food safety rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized the first two of seven new food safety rules for food manufacturers, placing greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness

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September 9, 2015  

Expanding East Coast aquaculture industry receives a boost

Newfoundland & Labrador is investing $1.5 million in the province’s expanding aquaculture industry. The investment will help refurbish a wharf and will go toward new technology

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August 12, 2015  

Trans fats pose greater health risks compared to saturated fats

Researchers at McMaster University have found that trans fats are associated with a greater risk of death and heart disease, but that doesn’t make saturated fats the lesser evil – consumers have to watch their sat fat intake too

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August 7, 2015  

U.S. scientists show how bacteriophages can be made more effective

In a recent study, scientists at Cornell University show how they can make bacteriophages better weapons against foodborne bacteria such as Listeria

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August 6, 2015  

Food safety innovations are in demand: study

A study from Frost & Sullivan finds that all throughout the supply chain companies are looking to adopt new food safety technologies; publicized cases of foodborne illnesses are creating more awareness among consumers

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July 10, 2015  

CETA will add billions to Canada’s goods exports to Europe, but…

The elimination of tariffs under CETA will add $1.4 billion to Canadian goods exports to Europe by 2022, but companies can’t sit back and just wait for that to boost their sales; innovation is still key

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July 2, 2015  

Safe Food Canada receives funding to advance its cause

Safe Food Canada – The Learning Partnership has received almost $1 million to help the not-for-profit enhance food safety nationwide

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June 30, 2015  

B.C. celebrates its food processors

The B.C. Food Processors Association held its annual awards gala during its eighth annual FoodProWest. The awards celebrate the best of the best foods and processors in the province

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June 16, 2015  

Traceability for cans, pouches and trays

Allpax, powered by Pro Mach, has introduced a system for tracing cans, trays and pouches from filling through to sterilization

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June 15, 2015  

RCC announces Grand Prix New Product winners

The Retail Council of Canada has announced the winners of its prestigious Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards program

News Seafood Business Operations
June 9, 2015  

Cooke Aquaculture acquires U.S.-based wild fishery

The Wanchese Fish Company – which harvests wild scallops, flounder and other seafood – is now part of the Cooke Aquaculture family and will be known as Cooke Seafood USA Inc.

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June 8, 2015  

Small businesses want premiers to reduce Canadian internal trade barriers

European companies could have better access to Canadian opportunities than a business in a neighbouring province if Canada’s Agreement on Internal Trade isn’t updated

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June 5, 2015  

CFIA, FDA to establish joint food safety plan by the fall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working on a joint food safety system to ensure comparable outcomes and reduce duplication

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June 3, 2015  

Consolidation in food industry hits Atlantic Canada hard: report

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council says consolidation in Atlantic Canada’s food processing sector has cut jobs and plants; and while food shipments have expanded they’re far below national levels

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June 1, 2015  

Nutrition Facts Education Campaign to help consumers choose healthier foods

Food industry organizations and the government of Canada unveiled the second phase of the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign, which encourages consumers to choose foods with more of the nutrients they want to consume

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May 21, 2015  

Funding to help increase Canada’s organic sector’s competitiveness

Canada Organic Trade Association received $785,000 to help it increase the visibility of Canada’s organic brand in international markets

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May 20, 2015  

Northern Harvest receives $8.15 million

New Brunswick’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms has received $8.15 M towards a $17.6-M expansion of its operations in Newfoundland

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May 20, 2015  

Canadians feel misled by food labels: survey

Hypertension Canada conducted a survey that found Canadian consumers want to see better labels on foods and not just improvements to the Nutrition Facts table

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May 12, 2015  

Newfoundland’s fisheries get funding for research

The Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research received $2.6 M for research to help the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry become more sustainable and prosperous

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May 4, 2015  

Seafood will help Nova Scotia exports grow in 2015

Export Development Canada says Nova Scotia’s agri-food exports, especially seafood, are projected to see a third year of double-digit growth in 2015

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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 30, 2015  

Funding to help oyster industry increase efficiencies

Seven oyster companies in New Brunswick will share a $1.2-million investment to help them improve efficiencies and expand operations

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March 30, 2015  

B.C. modernizes its seafood legislation

The province of B.C. has updated its fish and seafood legislation with the new Fish and Seafood Act. The new Act focuses on sustainability and 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 19, 2015  

Natural defense against bacteria

Trient Ltd. offers food processors a natural, chemical-free option to kill bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157:H7

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March 18, 2015  

P.E.I. tops $1 billion in international exports

For the first time in its history, P.E.I. exported $1.12 billion worth of goods, namely farm products and seafood