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Mintel unveils food and drink trends for 2023

Mintel reveals four key trends that will shape global food and drink industries in 2023. Centred around space, climate change, mental performance and the overwhelmed consumer, this year’s trends suggest brands must work to reassure consumers who continue to adapt to a precarious world.

Keurig Dr Pepper CEO resigns, violates code of conduct

Ozan Dokmecioglu resigns as CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper as well as from its board for violating the company’s code of conduct. Bob Gamgort, the company’s current executive chair and former CEO, has been reappointed as CEO.

Federal govt. finances trade certification program

GS1 Canada receives $336,858 in federal funding to develop training tailored to small and micro food enterprises. The program will help businesses meet specific trade requirements.

Key Technology selects Jack Lee to head its American operations

Key Technology appoints Jack Lee as president, Key Technology – Americas. Lee is responsible for leading strategies that bring Key’s systems to food processors throughout North America.

Federal compensation plan for supply managed sectors announced

The federal government intends to invest up to $105 million in the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund to support dairy, poultry, and egg processing plants to grow their productivity or efficiency through new equipment and automation technologies.
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Sensient Technologies

Natural Rainbow Extends with Spirulina in Canada

Improved spirulina solutions enable cost-effective blues, greens, and purples for Canadian food developers and brands. Spirulina, approved in 2020 for use as a colour additive in confections, ice creams, coatings, icings, yogurts, and more, offers formulators brilliant sky blue shades at efficient usage rates. Blends with natural reds and yellows produce eye-catching hues from green to purple.

Create delicious mint, blueberry, and lavender shades with Sensient’s optimized, cost-effective spirulina. Discover the available solutions and inspiration for innovative new product development here.

World’s first bee-free honey a step closer

Fooditive, a Dutch plant-based ingredients company, will begin large-scale production trials of the world’s first 100 per cent bee-free honey in the New Year. By mass-producing a bio-identical honey that eliminates the need to intensively farm honeybees, Fooditive aims to create a scalable supply. » Read full article

Packaging: Upcycling in food packaging

Eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics are actively being developed, with some incorporating packaging materials upcycled from food waste. These innovations include packaging made from mycelium, risk husk, brewers’ spent grain, and boxes and papers containing sun-dried grass. » Read full article

Mondelēz brings vegan Cadbury Plant Bar to Canada

Mondelēz International launches the vegan alternative to its classic Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate in Canada. The Cadbury Plant Bar is available in two flavours: Chocolatey Smooth and Salted Caramel. » Read full article
BAC Showcase

FBA Conference & Awards 2022

Location: Dieppe, N.B.
Date: November 24, 2022
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Symposium on Reuse

Location: Toronto
Dates: November 30, 2022
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