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Ontario extends Declaration of Emergency to July 29

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended most emergency orders currently in force until July 29, 2020.

Ontario offers free online health and safety training

“The New Normal” might confuse some in the food industry, as the province is slowly reopening. To help keep everyone safe and healthy, Ontario offers free online training to keep your business and customers COVID-free.

Ingredion broadens its organic solutions

With more companies looking for organic or clean-label ingredients, Ingredion launched three new organic native starches for the U.S. and Canada:

IARC: Link between deep-frying and cancer

For bakeries whose specialities are churros and doughnuts, this is big news. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that there was a link between deep-frying oils and cancer.

Reading Thermal’s new humidity sensor

Reading Thermal made a sensor to accurately measure humidity in commercial ovens with multiple zones with different temperature or other baking parameters.
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RC demands reforms on the federal wage subsidy

The association found that forty-four per cent of restaurant operators who responded to their survey said they did not apply for the subsidy because they would “not meet the requirements.” » Read more...

Without holidays, summer baked good sales drop

IDDBA’s latest COVID-19 impact report found that the last week in June indicated a slump in summer baked good sales. However, there are ways to boost non-holiday weekend sales. » Read more...

Danone’s plant-based category partners with New Acre Project

Silk®, a Canadian brand in the plant-based dairy substitute category, announced its support for the management and restoration of 90 acres of farmland in seven communities across Canada over the next seven years » Read more...

Optima offers Remote Assist tech support app

Technical support while social distancing is now a reality: Optima developed a new software application called “Remote Assist” which puts the company in real-time virtual contact with customers looking for technical support. » Read more...

IREKS GmbH announces new managing director

Stephan Bergler was appointed as a managing director of IREKS GmbH. Bergler, who holds a diploma as a Master Brewer as well as a diploma in Business Administration » Read more...