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Barry Callebaut to open new chocolate factory in Ontario

Barry Callebaut picks Brantford, Ont., for their new chocolate factory. The company will invest USD104 million in the new plant, which will include space for corporate operations and chocolate processing. The plant will focus on sugar-free, high protein, and other specialty chocolate products.

Maple Leaf reports $54.6M net loss in Q2

Maple Leaf Foods saw its share price drop as much as 18 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange last week after it reported a net loss of $54.6 million for the second quarter.

Del Monte Foods acquires Kitchen Basics

Del Monte Foods completes the acquisition of Kitchen Basics, a line of ready-to-use stocks and broths from McCormick & Company.

Saputo unveils plans to consolidate its U.S.

Saputo announces capital investments and consolidation initiatives to streamline its manufacturing footprint in the U.S. This includes investing $45 million to convert a mozzarella cheese facility into a goat cheese manufacturing plant.

Applications open for Bioenterprise’s clean-tech focused FoodShift Program

Bioenterprise Canada is launching an open call for applications for its FoodShift Program that will target the implementation of clean technologies into food and beverage processing organizations.
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Packaged Facts

More U.S. consumers are turning to plant-forward diets: Packaged Facts

According to Packaged Facts’ new report, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Flexitarian Consumers, while some consumers are abstaining from animal products by going vegan or vegetarian, many more are simply reducing consumption of animal products with a flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet. » Read full article
Pulsed light

Using pulsed light to boost the safety of frozen vegetables

Bonduelle Americas has teamed up with Cintech Agroalimentaire in Quebec to explore how to best apply pulsed light technology during a final stage of processing as an additional step to ensure frozen vegetables are Listeria-free. This project is part of the Canadian Food Innovation Network Emerging Science Research Cluster. » Read full article
Sustainable Change

Sustainable Change: A giant leap into the unknown

We have taken a giant leap into the unknown. Our SustainableChange columnist, Cher Mereweather of Anthesis Provision, believes we must create a more sustainable and circular food system. As a starting point, she suggests five things that companies can focus on now. » Read full article

PACK EXPO International 2022 Returns to Chicago!

PACK EXPO International—being held October 23-26 in Chicago, IL—will be the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, offering attendees more features than ever before. No other event this year will showcase entire production line solutions and offer everything needed to compete in a changing marketplace.

From connecting with colleagues and hearing from experts to seeing new technologies, materials and machinery-in-action, PACK EXPO International is the most efficient and effective way to discover packaging and processing solutions from over 2,000 exhibitors for over 40 vertical markets.
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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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