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Food Industry Report

Governments investing $3M to protect Ontario’s pork sector

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing nearly $3 million in three new initiatives to enhance biosecurity and support the provincial pork sector’s African swine fever prevention and emergency preparedness efforts.

Barchemy launches new production line free from 12 allergens

Barchemy launches a dedicated chocolate production line free from 12 allergens, such as gluten, peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, corn, sesame, mustard, coconut, fish and shellfish.

The Sask. food centre names Sara Lui as director of product innovation

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre appoints Sara Lui as new product innovation director. Lui will lead the food centre’s initiatives in developing plant-based food and beverage products for the CPG sector.

GNT expands North American operations with new facility

GNT is expanding its operations in North America with an initial investment of $30 million in a new 49-acre facility in Gaston County, N.C.

Rootree opens submissions for its annual RT | Foundation Award

Packaging company Rootree launches its second annual RT | Foundation award that seeks to support small businesses by providing $8k-worth prizes including customized packaging and professional product photography.
Upcycled Food Fest

Introducing Canada’s first-ever Upcycled Food Fest

Bringing together an unprecedented group of chefs, restaurants, food and beverage companies, nutritionists and grocery retailers, the first-ever Upcycled Food Festival is the new frontier in the battle against food waste in Canada. » Read full article

Using CBD in wellness foods

In the third year of legalization of cannabis, we are able to access a broader range of products. Also, CBD is better understood as a wellness, dietary & functional ingredient, and companies are creatively integrating it into a range of CPG products. » Read full article
Made with Local

How Made with Local successfully grew while prioritizing a local supply chain

Made with Local CEO Sheena Russell explains how the Maritimes-based snack food company successfully grew while prioritizing local supply chains and social enterprises. » Read full article

Arrell Food Summit 2021

Location: Online
Dates: October 28
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Process Expo

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: November 2 – 5
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM)

Location: Toronto
Dates: November 9 – 11
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