Food In Canada

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Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
September 16, 2013  

Halal labelling requirements are coming to Canada

Religious food law and modern food law have points where their relationship intersects

News Grain & Oilseed Milling Business Operations Food Trends Regulation
September 9, 2013  

Wheat, canola, barley and oats this summer are down: report

Statistics Canada released its latest principal field crops report and says that most crops in Canada decreased

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September 5, 2013  

$4.2-million investment in Saskatchewan’s canola sector

Federal government to fund R&D in disease resistance

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September 4, 2013  

New Brunswick aquaculture company files for bankruptcy

Gray Aqua Group, whose operations contributed to tremendous economic gains and growth in the region, filed for bankruptcy owing $40 million

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August 30, 2013  

Feds invest almost $300 million in Quebec agri-food sector

Funding will create jobs, specialized programs for the province

Opinion Meat &Poultry Business Operations Regulation
August 7, 2013  

More American protectionism – Not COOL

COOL rules cost Canada about $1 billion annually in beef and pork exports

News Fruit & Vegetables Business Operations Regulation Research & Development
July 31, 2013  

Feds invest $15 million in pulse sector

Funding will go to Pulse Canada for research cluster

News Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
July 1, 2013  

Agricultural risk management initiatives receive support

The federal government is putting $15 million toward a new Growing Forward 2 program to help farmers have more and better ways to manage the risks of farming

Opinion Business Operations Regulation
June 21, 2013  

Food labelling modernization starts close to home

New definitions of “local” food and beverages take a broader approach

Opinion Business Operations Regulation
June 20, 2013  

In the mood for something different

There is a reshaping happening with the CFIA’s inspection model

News Business Operations Regulation Research & Development
June 18, 2013  

State-of-the-art greenhouse research centre opens in Ontario

Facility represents $10-million investment by federal government

News Business Operations Regulation
May 28, 2013  

Feds introduce new definition for “local” food

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced an initiative to modernize Canada’s food labelling approach by changing our definition of “local” food

News Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
May 21, 2013  

Feds unveil food safety action plan

The federal government launched its Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan, which it says will strengthen Canada’s food safety system

News Business Operations Food Trends Regulation Research & Development
February 20, 2013  

Canadian market opens for stevia

Health Canada approved stevia for use as an ingredient, creating opportunities for stevia suppliers and food product manufacturers

Opinion Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
January 18, 2013  

Energy drinks in the news

Energy drinks have been getting a lot of press lately, and it hasn’t all been good

News Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
January 8, 2013  

Food industry to have better access to experts

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be creating 16 Centres of Expertise to provide the industry and inspectors with more consistent advice

News Bake & Snack Food Grain & Oilseed Milling Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
January 4, 2013  

Some allergens are unavoidably present in grains

The Canadian National Millers Association calls for precautionary allergen statements on baked goods

News Bake & Snack Food Confectionery Fruit & Vegetables Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Trends Regulation Research & Development
January 3, 2013  

Price, access make it difficult for Atlantic Canadians to eat healthy

The latest Eating Patterns in Canada study shows that Atlantic Canadians are more concerned about nutrition but price and access to fresh foods may be affecting their diets

Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
January 2, 2013  

Truth in labelling – the right to know

Should consumers have the right to know if their food contains genetically modified organisms?

News Food Safety Regulation
December 18, 2012  

Five cases of illness linked to E. coli outbreak

The CFIA releases its latest statement and the Public Health Agency releases its latest update on the strain of E. coli O157 found in recalled frozen beef burgers

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December 7, 2012  

Saskatchewan to host global food security institute

Province, university and PotashCorp partner to launch new food centre

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December 4, 2012  

CFIA postpones deregulation of container sizes

Decision to be delayed due to objections from processors

News Business Operations Food Trends Regulation Research & Development
December 4, 2012  

Canada approves stevia for use in foods and beverages

Health Canada has approved stevia for use in foods and beverages, a move that extends its use beyond just the natural health products category

News Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation Research & Development
November 13, 2012  

Traceability is key to food risk management: report

A recent report for the Centre for Food in Canada recommends that all players in the food supply chain be able to trace products back and forward

News Business Operations Exporting & Importing Regulation
November 12, 2012  

Feds continue to set sights on export markets

Ag Canada report shows more new markets, trade opportunities now open for food industry

News Business Operations Food Safety Food Trends Regulation
November 9, 2012  

Health Canada to update food additive regulations

The new regulations are being welcomed by industry who says they’ll streamline the approval process for food additives consumers want

News Business Operations Food Trends Regulation
November 6, 2012  

Lassonde wins Healthy Workplace award

Excellence Canada announces the winners of its Canada Awards for Excellence; Lassonde receives gold in the Healthy Workplace category

News Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
November 1, 2012  

CFIA raises new food safety concerns at XL Foods plant

Only a week into operation, the CFIA issues new corrective action requests, and XL Foods speedily submits a plan and implements new measures

News Health & Wellness Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
October 26, 2012  

XL Foods to open Oct. 29 with limited production to start

JBS USA, the company managing the XL Foods Inc. plant at the heart of a massive beef recall, hopes to have it running at full capacity in a couple of weeks

Opinion Business Operations Regulation
October 25, 2012  

The evolution of food regulation

Significant changes are coming to the way in which food is regulated in Canada

News Meat &Poultry Business Operations Food Safety Regulation Research & Development
October 23, 2012  

Agencies review mechanically tenderized meat

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are reviewing how to handle and cook mechanically tenderized meat to help keep consumers safe

Opinion Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
October 22, 2012  

Best before and packaging dates…confusing times

For the average consumer, best before dates and packaging dates on packaged food products can often be more confusing than the list of ingredients

News Health & Wellness Meat &Poultry Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
October 16, 2012  

XL Foods could reopen this week UPDATED

If the inspection of the plant’s new food safety protocols goes well, the CFIA could allow the plant to reopen this week or next, but there’s no final word yet

News Business Operations Regulation
October 16, 2012  

Mushroom plant converts into fish farm

Sand Plains Aquaculture spending $5-million to convert plant, raise tilapia for Toronto market

News Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
October 15, 2012  

XL Foods lays off employees during CFIA inspection – then recalls them

As inspectors were assessing XL Foods’ food safety protocols, the company lays off 2,000 employees then backtracks and recalls 800 staff back to work the next day

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Food Safety Processing Regulation
October 11, 2012  

CFIA allows limited processing to resume at XL Foods

The CFIA has allowed XL Foods to open only partly and process carcasses but with CFIA inspectors present; no meat will be allowed to leave