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  • New agrifood immigration pilot aims to help processors address labour shortage

    July 12, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Some Canadian food processors will be able to maintain foreign workers with more ease thanks to a new federally-funded pilot program that will allow foreign workers the opportunity to apply to become residents after one year of full-time employment. The

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    FEMA GRAS approves Vitosa stevia as a natural flavour

    July 3, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    CALIFORNIA — The Flavor Extracts Manufacturers Association (FEMA) has issued GRAS approval for Vitosa natural flavours, a new line of stevia products from HB Natural Ingredients. The FEMA GRAS classified Vitosa as a “flavouring with modifying properties” (FMP). Vitosa natural

  • Canadian government changes vodka standards

    June 26, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Canada’s vodka compositional standard has been updated to allow the country’s spirits industry to use ingredients other than potatoes in vodka, announced today by Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Canadian distillers can now use agricultural ingredients other than

  • Government proposes changes to labelling requirements

    June 24, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    Canadians rely on food labels to make informed decisions on what they buy and eat. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Minister of Health announced that the government is consulting with Canadians on proposed changes to food labels

  • Cannabis edibles clear for legal launch before year-end

    June 19, 2019 by Kristy Nudds

    Food products containing cannabis are expected to be on the retail market by mid-December at the earliest under new federal regulations announced Friday June 15. Health Canada announced amendments to the Cannabis Regulations will be published June 26 to come

  • Canada to ban single-use plastic

    June 11, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    The Government of Canada announced a ban on single-use plastics by 2021. Less than 10 per cent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. At this rate, Canadians will throw away an estimated $11 billion worth of plastic materials each

  • Canada’s superclusters meet with EU delegation for signing ceremony

    June 6, 2019 by Christina Manocchio

    The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) boosted Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market. Signed in October 2016, CETA entered into force in September 2017. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European

  • Curbing deceptive marketing

    June 1, 2019 by Birgit Blain

    Consumers don’t like to be manipulated, but brands manipulate us all the time. Case in point, a can of Canada Dry Ginger Ale highlights “Made from Real Ginger,” but “ginger” is nowhere to be found in the ingredient list, only

  • Agricultural administrative monetary penalties

    June 1, 2019 by Gary Gnirss

    On May 1, final regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (AAAMPR), were published in Canada Gazette II. AAAMPR has been around since the mid-1990s, but the application of administrative monetary penalties (AMP), to food labelling is new.

  • Yes to edibles, not so fast to food companies

    June 1, 2019 by Food in Canada

    By: Lewis Retik Conventional food clients regularly ask us about participating in the edible cannabis market. Many expect edibles to become a significant segment of the cannabis industry, and see opportunities to leverage existing resources to expand into edibles. Conventional