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CFIN invests $338K in four food sector projects

The Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) invests $338K in four projects led by Trendi Tech, Henry's Tempeh, Nutrimeals, and Index Biosystems to help address food innovation challenges or technical hurdles that have prevented these projects from achieving their commercialization goals.

Chinova Bioworks earns FDA GRAS status

Chinova Bioworks receives a No Questions Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding their Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) application for Chiber mushroom fibre, a natural food and beverage preservative.

General Mills invests $2.3M to advance regenerative agriculture in Canada

General Mills and Alus announce a multi-year partnership to support farmers and accelerate regenerative agriculture in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, key regions where General Mills sources oats for brands like Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, and Nature Valley.

Plant-based cooking oil filtering solution launches in Canada

FreshFry, the makers of plant-powered pods that extend the life of cooking oil, expand its signature FreshFry Pods into Canada.

Flow names new CFO

Flow Beverage Corp. appoints Trent MacDonald as chief financial officer. Devan Pennell, the company’s previous chief financial officer, will be assuming the role of chief strategy officer.
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Merit Functional Foods

Merit Functional Foods unveils new pea protein to replace methylcellulose

Merit Functional Foods has a new pea protein solution to replace methylcellulose in plant-based sausages, hot dogs, and burgers. The Peazazz pea protein offers gelling, emulsification, and cold and hot binding to uphold an animal meat-like texture in meat alts. » Read full article

A meaty look into mushrooms and mycelia

Consumer demand for taste, value, and clean labels is driving an innovation race in alternative protein formulation. Mycelium, the living infrastructure of fungi underneath fruiting mushrooms, can significantly contribute to the development of alternative proteins with taste neutrality; a texture that can be ‘meat-like’ and satiating; and the capacity to be moulded into different shapes for meat analogs. » Read full article
Chemical-free food safety

Chemical-free food safety

Gay Lea Foods teams up with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to develop a chemical-free biosanitation agent that can be used to sanitize equipment, food contact surfaces and drains in food processing plants and prevent the risk of Listeria in food processing environments. This project is part of the Canadian Food Innovation Network Emerging Science Research Cluster. » Read full article


Location: Toronto
Dates: September 15 – 18, 2022
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International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2022

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Dates: September 17 – 21, 2022
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MeatEx Canada

Location: Toronto
Date: September 28 – 30, 2022
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