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Longtime baking industry supporter Herbert Naimer dies

Bakers Journal is sad to report that longtime baking industry member and supporter Herbert Naimer passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 88. Trained in Vienna as a pastry chef, Mr. Naimer worked primarily for Food City in Ontario as a bakery manager and after retiring dedicated his time to help budding bakers.

CRA hosts Q-and-A sessions on targeted COVID-19 support measures for businesses

Do you have questions about the Canada Recovery Hiring, the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery programs for affected businesses? The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting interactive question-and-answer sessions to provide information to businesses.

Malabar Super Spice acquires Dealers Ingredients

Malabar Super Spice, which provides custom dry blending, savoury spices and functional ingredients to food processors in Canada, has acquired Dealers Ingredients, a distributor of natural food ingredients with expertise in bakery and dairy food categories.

FCC provides advice on managing supply-chain risk

A supply chain, the backbone of any food processing operation, can be disrupted by anything, from unexpected events like a global pandemic or weather, to ingredient and labour shortages, price volatility, transportation costs, or a production line hobbled by outdated equipment. Here are strategies from FCC on managing your supply-chain risk.

Pizza book set features techniques, 1,000 recipes and input from 250 pizzerias

A three-volume book set called Modernist Pizza by aims to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza by presenting recipes and techniques by based on research, travel and experimentation.
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Single-use plastics prohibition: Baking Association requests comments

The Baking Association of Canada encourages members to provide feedback regarding the new Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations, the accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, and the draft Guidance for Selecting Alternatives. The BAC will be addressing and commenting on the proposed regulations by the end of the comment period (March 5, 2022). » Read more...

C.H. Guenther & Son acquires Baldinger and Sons bakeries

C.H. Guenther & Son LLC, a producer of branded and private-label food products, has announced the acquisition of Baldinger and Sons bakeries, North American specialty bakers with operations in the mid-western United States and Canada. » Read more...

Prime minister visits Ottawa bakery robbed twice this month

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by an Ottawa bakery to show support to the owner after the popular bakery was robbed twice earlier this month. CTV News reports. » Read more...

Handtmann expands its team

Handtmann Canada Limited recently appointed Jason Medeiros to the role of key account manager and Kevin Hankins as territory sales manager in a new Western Ontario region. » Read more...

Kerry highlights top flavours in its 2022 Global Taste Charts

Tastes that offer novelty, over-the-top indulgence and targeted health benefits are set to drive consumer preferences in Canada in 2022, according to taste and nutrition company Kerry. » Read more...
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Bakery Showcase 2022

April 10-11, 2022
Mississauga, ON
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