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One in four F&B manufacturers wait for more than a year to hire critical trade roles: FBO

A new study conducted by Food and Beverage Ontario found 82 per cent of Ontario’s food and beverage processors need or are actively seeking to employ a skilled trades professional. The industry is projecting a shortfall of 25,000 employees by 2025.

Consumer fears over food shortages and climate change escalate: Mintel study

Consumer fears over climate change and food shortages have escalated around the globe over the last year, according to new research from the 2022 Mintel Consulting Sustainability Barometer.

Panera Brands appoints Konrad Meyer as CFO

Panera Brands appoints Konrad Meyer as chief financial officer. Ted Stedem has stepped down from his role to pursue other interests.

JBS makes key leadership changes

Michael Koenig has been named global chief ethics and compliance officer of JBS. Denilson Molina appointed as global chief financial officer of Wild Fork Foods in North America and Victor Machado chief financial officer of JBS USA.

AAK hires Megan Griffault as director of human resources

AAK recently welcomed Megan Griffault as director of human resources and internal communications for the US and Canada.
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FDA'S new rule

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Food Centre gets $1.35M to advance ingredient innovation in Canada

Food Centre gets $1.35M to advance ingredient innovation in Canada

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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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