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National Sunflower Association

Introducing Canada’s first compostable packaging for single-use

Good Natured Products introduces an assortment of compostable, microwavable takeout containers as a viable alternative for businesses facing the upcoming single-use plastic ban in Canada.

Arlene Dickinson launches VenturePark

Arlene Dickinson opens Venturepark, one of Canada’s most extensive business growth ecosystems focused on consumer-packaged goods. It will house Dickinson’s companies focusing on the food and health CPG space.

FreeWater, the world’s first ‘free’ beverage

The marketing startup is introducing an innovative, eco-friendly, BPA-free product as a new type of advertising medium. The startup will donate 10 cents from each beverage to build water wells for people in need.

Above Food acquires Farmer Direct Organic Foods

Above Food Corp. has finalized a share purchase agreement with Farmer Direct Organic Foods, a 100 per cent certified organic specialty legume proteins and grains business with facilities in Moose Jaw, SK.

$20M Food Waste Reduction Challenge semi-finalists revealed

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal agri-food minister, revealed the 24 semi-finalists of the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge, which was launched in November 2020 to accelerate and advance diverse and high-impact industry solutions.
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GEA North America

Moving from Batch to Inline Blending – Considerations and Comparisons

LIVE WEBINAR. May 20, 2021 – 2 pm EDT.

Are you looking for alternative blending methods for beverage products? Is CIP frequency and water usage a growing concern? Do you have space constraints in your existing blend area? Now might be the time to consider inline blending as an alternative or supplement to your existing batch process. During this free webinar we will review the general pros and cons of batch and inline blending. We will detail inline blending technology and how it can impact, recipes, plant footprint, sustainability, product quality and long-term flexibility.
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Sylvain Charlebois

New report forecasts the state of Canadian food manufacturing in 2030

A new report by Dalhousie University examines the state of the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry in 2010 and 2020, and forecasts where the industry will be in 2030 if it continues the current trajectory. » Read full article

What’s next in food at CHFA? by Birgit Blain

The CHFA NEXT virtual trade show showcased an impressive array of innovative products. It’s exciting to see blossoming creativity from Canadians, many from Ontario. Here’s a sampling of the intriguing foods and beverages I’m eager to taste. » Read full article
Gary Gnirss

Food labelling — Where do we go from here? by Gary Gnirss

To appreciate where food labelling under federal authorities is heading in the next few years, let’s take a look at where it is today, which is “somewhere” between “almost there” and “just begun.” » Read full article
Old Dominion Freight Line

Farm to Plate – virtual advocacy event

Location: Online
Dates: May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
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16th annual Canadian summit on Food Safety

Location: Online
Dates: June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Future Food Tech Alternative Proteins

Location: Online
Dates: June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
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