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Industry News 

Podcast: Sourdough and gut-health

Sourdough is riding a current wave of popularity. Learn about “gut-biomes” and what consumers look for when buying sourdough starters, loaves or spelt flour.

Podcast: Changes to relief funding

Bakeries, restaurants and cafés can apply for a new wage subsidy, learn about what gets taxed, and find ways to keep business afloat during the pandemic.

Government unveils emergency commercial rent assistance

The federal government has reached an agreement with all provinces and territories to implement the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses.

Foodora to close its business in Canada

The food delivery app closes its virtual doors in Canada, forcing Canadian bakeries to seek other options for DIY delivery.

Ontario’s website helps businesses with COVID-19 issues

The Ontario government launched a website to help the food industry overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic.

Free emergency childcare for Ontario’s essential workers

The Ontario government is further expanding the list of essential workers eligible to receive free emergency childcare during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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More News 

Ecolab offers COVID-19 prevention training

Ecolab is offering a raft of COVID-19 assessment and training programs to help restaurants and bakeries protect their employees and guests, and get back to safe and profitable operations. » Read more...

Valworx releases new line of sanitary ball valves

Valworx announced the release of their new line of sanitary ball valves. » Read more...

Promise Gluten Free sponsors ‘How do you sandwich?’ contest

The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) wants to know what Canadians put between their buns. » Read more...

Kerry reports: food industry’s growing interest in wellness products

The new report, “Opportunities for Formulating With Probiotic Ingredients in Food Service?”, demonstrates that wellness, including immune health, was a growing priority for food service consumers even before the current crisis. » Read more...

RC Study: Canadian food industry needs more financial support

A new survey from Restaurants Canada (RC) has revealed that most foodservice businesses might not have enough cash flow to successfully reopen their doors. » Read more...

IDDBA’s May COVID report: Bakery sales still climbing

Late April-early May saw renewed engagement with packaged baked goods, cookies and crackers, though continued down results for the in-store bakery. » Read more...