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McCain invests $55M, takes minority stake in Strong Roots

Strong Roots, a plant-based frozen food company, and McCain Foods announce a strategic partnership, with McCain Foods investing USD55 million in Strong Roots to take a minority stake in the business.

New partnership to develop farm-to-fork ecosystem for lupin in Canada

Lupin Platform, Inc., Hensall Co-op, Lumi Foods and Puris come together to establish an integrated ecosystem to increase the production and processing of lupin in Canada.

Food and Beverage Ontario and Brampton partner to solve barriers to workforce development

Food and Beverage Ontario has partnered with the City of Brampton to identify workforce barriers and find solutions to the growing labour crisis for food and beverage processors in the region.

Infarm raises $200M to accelerate global expansion of vertical farms

Urban farming company Infarm raises $200 million in a Series D funding round. The additional capital will help the company expand its operations in the US, Canada, Japan and Europe, and to enter new markets in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

GoodLeaf moves to more sustainable BioPET packaging

GoodLeaf Farms switches to a more environmentally friendly clamshell packaging for its line of microgreens and baby greens.
Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs: Nutrition labelling goal posts are on the move

In 2016, Health Canada finalized amendments to FDR that would modernize nutrition labelling in Canada. A transition period will expire on December 14, 2022. During the transition period, Canadian consumers will observe labels with the new and former nutrition facts table. » Read full article
Focus on Food Safety

Focus on Food Safety: Inherent risks in processing II

In his final column, food safety expert Ron Wasik focuses on the risks inherent in maintenance, training, operations, quality control, sanitation, sampling, lot identification and traceability. » Read full article
Operational excellence

Operational excellence will make Canada a seafood leader once again

The Canadian seafood industry can bridge gaps for product traceability with elevated standards for data collection, preventive controls and supply chain visibility. » Read full article

International Production & Processing Expo

Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates:January 25 – 27, 2022
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Restaurants Canada Show 2022

Location: Toronto
Dates: February 27 – March 1, 2022
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Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: March 13 – 15, 2022
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