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New research paper warns government policy can increase food waste

A joint paper by VCMI and Packaging Technology & Research claims the complexity of food value chains means implementing “one-size-fits-all” policies, such as the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, would only increase greenhouse gas emissions due to forced changes in packaging that would lead to increased food loss and waste.

Canadian-based Guru to launch Yerba Mate drink in the U.S.

Guru Organic Energy Corp., a Canadian-based organic energy drink brand, is all set to launch the Guru Yerba Mate drink in the U.S. market. Yerba Mate is infused with functional and energy-boosting plant-based ingredients.

Rritual teams up with NEXE to create compostable superfoods

Rritual Superfoods partners with NEXE Technologies to develop and commercialize superfoods beverage products utilizing NEXE’s proprietary plant-based, compostable packaging.

Molson Coors to quadruple production of hard seltzer

Molson Coors Beverage Company is increasing hard seltzer production capacity in its Canadian operations by 300 per cent. The expansion is part of a $100-million investment that would be largely used by its Toronto brewery.

Danone Canada names Iannick Melançon as sr. sales VP

Danone Canada appoints Iannick Melançon as senior vice-president of sales, effective June 1, 2021. Melançon has more than 20 years of CPG experience.
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Laganière brothers brew up fun and fortune

Brothers Sébastien and Francis Laganière take pride in the quality of their beer as well as the success of Lagabière, their brewing business that is set to become one of the biggest in Quebec. Plans are afoot to move the brewery into a new $8-million plant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a half-hour drive south of Montreal. » Read full article

Workforce challenges and COVID-19 impacts

A recent labour maket report by Food Processing Skills Canada found that global demand for food continues to rise and consumer preferences are driving new products. However, solving the employment challenge is the industry’s number one priority. » Read full article
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Canada must change management of aquaculture sector or slide into irrelevancy

Our Food Law columnist Ron Doering argues Canada’s aquaculture sector must have its own legislation with a clearly designated federal minister to lead the department. An aquaculture act is an essential, if insufficient step, to having our industry realize its full potential, he says. » 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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