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Competition Bureau to probe grocery sector amid rising food prices

Canada’s competition watchdog is launching a study of the grocery industry to examine whether the highly concentrated sector is contributing to rising food costs.

Beyond Meat settles lawsuit, launches plant-based steak

Beyond Meat settles a lawsuit with its former co-manufacturer, Don Lee Farms. It also introduces Beyond Steak, a plant-based product mimicking seared steak meat.

Bartek commissions new maleic anhydride reactor

Ontario-based Bartek Ingredients completes the first phase of its $160 million malic and fumaric acid capacity expansion with the commissioning of its new maleic anhydride reactor system.

New $5.6M program for genomics SMEs

The Government of Canada is investing over $5.6 million in the BioCreate Program to help early stage genomics companies bring new products to market.

Animal welfare trends in Canadian food industry troubling: Report

The second annual Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, published by Mercy For Animals, reveals a food industry falling behind that of other countries on key farmed animal treatment issues.
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Redefining value top trend for 2023: Innova

Over the last year, cost and value for money have become more important to more than half of food and beverage consumers worldwide, according to Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2023. There is more pressure on manufacturers to deliver value while meeting consumer expectations to sample new experiences, ensure personal well-being and support planetary health. » Read full article
Bel Canada Group

Bel Canada launches alt-cheese

The Bel Canada Group expands its plant-based product offering with the launch of Babybel Plant-Based, a dairy-free, certified plant-based and non-GMO product. This innovation is in addition to acquisition of MOM Group and All In Foods, as well as the launch of Nurishh and Boursin Dairy-Free products in Canada. » Read full article
Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs: Let it rain regulations

A monsoon of regulatory and food labelling changes rained this summer. On July 20, 2022, the final front-of-packaging nutrition labelling and new supplemented food regulations were published in Canada Gazette II. » Read full article

Supply Side West

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: October 31 – November 4, 2022
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Plant Forward

Location: Toronto
Dates: November 1 – 2, 2022
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14th Annual Food Quality Symposium

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dates: December 12 – 14, 2022
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