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Danone appoints Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO

Danone names Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO, effective September 15, 2021. He is the former CEO of global chocolate maker and cocoa processor Barry Callebaut.

Grain Discovery & Blindman Brewing launch first fully traceable beer

Grain Discovery and Blindman Brewing introduce the first commercialized traceability system for beer. The companies have built an end-to-end digital system to trace Canadian-grown malt barley through every stage of the value chain, from the field to a customer’s glass.

Eat Beyond invests in beverage company Daydream

Eat Beyond Global Holdings invests in Daydream Drinks, an Ontario-based beverage company that has created Canada’s first sparkling water infused with hemp extracts and adaptogens.

Boston Beer to open cannabis R&D hub in Canada

The Boston Beer Company is establishing a subsidiary to serve as a dedicated research and innovation hub in Canada. The hub will focus on non-alcoholic cannabis beverages and be helmed by industry veteran Paul Weaver.

Real Treat first Canadian cookie brand to win the Sofi Award

Real Treat’s Lemon Sablés with Herbes de Provence wins gold in the Cookies & Sweet Snacks category of the Specialty Food Association’s 2021 Sofi Awards. This is the first time a certified organic cookie has won a Sofi Award.
Cutting beef

One in four Canadians thought about cutting beef in the last 12 months: Survey

A survey by the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, Halifax, and Angus Reid found a majority of Canadians are strongly committed to beef, but one in four did think about cutting it from their diets in the last 12 months. » Read full article

Saluting Quebec’s agri-food heroes

According to a group of agri-food experts in la belle province, Quebec’s food chain has shown its mettle by withstanding the unprecedented strains of the pandemic. » Read full article
Ron Wasik

Focus on Food Safety: Pandemic learnings

Columnist Ron Wasik takes a look at what the food and beverage processing industry endured to keep foods safe on store shelves this past year. He also suggests what we need to do going forward. » Read full article

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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