Food In Canada

  • Viterra acquires U.S. pulse producer

    June 22, 2011 by Carolyn Cooper

    Saskatchewan-based agribusiness giant Viterra buys Premier Pulses International

  • FCC Hopes to Drive Away Hunger

    September 9, 2010 by Food in Canada

    Today Regina, Sask.-based Farm Credit Canada (FCC) began its annual cross-country Drive Away Hunger program. The initiative, now in its seventh year, partners the FCC with customers, schools, businesses, community groups and rural residents across Canada in support of food

  • Canadian pulse crop producer acquires company in Australia

    September 8, 2010 by Food in Canada

    Alliance Grain Traders Inc. (AGTI) is acquiring Northern Yorke Processors of Kadina, South Australia. AGTI, a Regina, Sask.-based producer of lentils, peas, beans and other pulses, made the announcement on Sept. 7. The assets AGTI will be acquiring include real

  • Feds give mustard seed producers a boost

    August 5, 2010 by Food in Canada

    Mustard seed producers in Canada received a boost – a $4 million boost – from the federal government in July. The investment went to Mustard 21 Canada Inc., a non-profit corporation that was set up in 2007 by industry groups.

  • Mission explores opportunities to share food-processing technology

    June 29, 2010 by Food in Canada

    A delegation of government, industry, science and university officials from Saskatchewan has strengthened economic and educational ties with India. The delegation included representatives from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, SIAST, Canadian Light Source, Genome Prairie, Saskatchewan Research Council

  • Canada’s Food Safety Record on Trial

    June 7, 2010 by Food in Canada

    Despite tough talk on food safety over the past two years, the federal government has done little to strengthen our national food safety system. That’s the finding of the 2010 Food Safety Performance World Ranking study, which puts Canada in

  • Viterra Acquires ABB Grain Ltd.

    May 19, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Saskatchewan-based Viterra Inc. has acquired Australia’s ABB Grain Ltd. for $1.4-billion in cash and stock. The deal will create one of the largest wheat, canola and barley exporters in the world, and will substantially expand Viterra’s global reach. Global Expansion

  • XL Foods Closes Saskatchewan Plant

    April 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Two hundred employees will be laid off with the closure this week of Moose Jaw, Sask.’s XL Foods plant, the only beef packaging plant in the province. The shutdown is expected to last until the end of September. Cattle Shortage

  • Profile: Kelly Ediger

    March 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    You could say that Kelly Ediger was literally born into the meat processing industry. Ediger, who is president of Drake Meat Processors in Drake, Sask., says he’s been at the plant since he was two years old. His father Norman,

  • Food Development on the Prairies

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Four new food processing plants are slated for construction in Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the next couple of years. In what is very good news for Manitoba beef producers, Natural Prairie Beef, a relatively new producer-operated co-operative, has purchased a

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