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Industry News 

Martin Barnett appointed executive director/general manager of the Baking Association of Canada

The Baking Association of Canada has confirmed the appointment of Martin Barnett as executive director/general manager. Barnett, who has worked in the industry since 1977, is “looking forward to helping the BAC relaunch in the post pandemic world, while embracing the association’s mission statement.”

Pierrette Buklis new director of food and nutrition policy for Baking Association of Canada

The Baking Association of Canada is delighted to announce the hiring of Pierrette Buklis as Director of Food and Nutrition Policy. Buklis joins the Association with over 30 years’ experience in public policy, advocacy, government relations and nutrition education.

Study measures effectiveness of colour-coded front-of-pack labels on consumer behaviour

A study has concluded that mandatory colour-coded front-of-pack labelling policies help direct consumer choice and encouraging the food industry to reformulate products.

Challenges, recovery and rebirth for restaurants: RC Foodservice Facts report

The food-service industry is expected to not only rebound, but grow more than originally expected, as consumers are showing a willingness to return to restaurant dining, suggests Restaurants Canada’s 2021 Foodservice Facts report.

Nishant Amin crowned Canadian Chocolate Master

Nishant Amin has been crowned the Canadian Chocolate Master. Amin, a pastry chef at Richmond Station in Toronto, will represent Canada at the Cacao Barry World Chocolate Master final in Paris in 2022.

U.S. FDA releases guidance on voluntary sodium reduction goals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released guidance intended to provide measurable voluntary 2.5-year goals for sodium content in commercially processed, packaged and prepared foods in a move to reduce excess population sodium intake, while recognizing and supporting the important roles sodium plays in food technology and food safety.
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Sustainability leads Innova’s top 10 trends for 2022

In its Top Ten Trends for 2022, Innova Market Insights, which performs research for the food and beverage industry, has identified the universal demand for trust in a sustainable future as the biggest driver of consumer behaviour in the year ahead. » Read more...

Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi partnering with B&G Foods

B&G Foods announced a partnership with Christina Tosi, the award-winning chef and founder of Milk Bar, that will see Tosi create recipes and baking tips for the new B&G Foods Baking at Home site that’s available 24/7 to solve any baking dilemma. » Read more...

Barry Callebaut opens chocolate factory in Novi Sad, Serbia

Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer the Barry Callebaut Group officially inaugurated its new chocolate factory in Novi Sad, Serbia, which will serve as a regional hub from which Barry Callebaut can address the rapidly growing chocolate markets of Southeastern Europe. » Read more...

Plant-based alternatives to egg and shrimp now on menu at Nestlé

Nestlé is further expanding its plant-based food portfolio with plant-based alternatives to egg and shrimp. » Listen now...

Baker launches national baking subscription box

Baker Stephanie Duffy has launched Canada’s Baking Box, a monthly subscription service that delivers baking kits with pre-measured, shelf-stable ingredients and a recipe card right to your doorstep, and provides the option of lessons from a professional baker. Collingwood Today reports. » Read more...
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