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Food Industry Report

Innovation Guelph turns 10

Innovation Guelph, a regional innovation centre in Ontario, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Over the last decade, Innovation Guelph has supported more than 1,327 businesses through its accelerator programs, which led to the creation of 1,756 jobs.

Dempsey Corp. to distribute Fibersol products in Canada

All Fibersol products will now be distributed in Canada exclusively by Dempsey Corporation. Fibersol is a soluble dietary fibre food ingredient line that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications as well as dietary supplements.

Protein Industries Canada and partners launch sector roadmap

Protein Industries Canada, in collaboration with several partners, launch a sector roadmap for Canada’s plant-based food, feed and ingredients sector. The roadmap outlines key actions that will help the sector reach its goals in a strategic manner.

NSERC grants $1.75M to Niagara College’s food innovation centre

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded a $1.75 million renewal of Technology Access Centre funding to the Niagara College Research & Innovation division’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre for another five years, at $350,000 per year.

Peak of the Market appoints new CFO and mar-com manager

Peak of the Market names Deena Clarke as chief financial officer and Jodi Johnson as marketing and communications manager.

Packaging: Unlocking innovations to promote sustainable packaging

Packaging is a crucial part of any product, designed to entice consumers to make a purchase and convey relevant information. In the food industry, we are experiencing an unprecedented push for innovation as consumers, package converters and government programs push for more sustainable solutions. » Read full article
Plant-based foods are the future

Plant-based foods are the future

There is a huge uptick in plant-based food purchasing. Specifically, dairy alternatives have seen a dramatic increase and food manufacturers are regularly bringing new products to market. At the end of 2020, plant-based sales were up by 25 per cent, making the industry worth more than $600 million. » Read full article
Count of three

Count of three

To avoid costly and reputation-damaging errors, food products must be apportioned precisely and packaged correctly. A common practice is to pack by weight. Unfortunately, some companies utilizing this long-embraced technique may also be weighing down their profit margins and brand reputations. » Read full article

Future Food-Tech Summit

Location: Virtual
Dates: September 30 – October 1
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Plant Protein Science and Technology Forum

Location: Online
Dates: October 12 – 14
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CIFST ALT: A Virtual Showcase

Location: Online
Date: October 27
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