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Olymel shuts down St-Hyacinthe plant

As part of a restructuring plan, Olymel decides to close its pork processing plant in St-Hyacinthe, Que.

Canadian companies partner to create alt-seafood

Konscious Foods will use Merit Functional Food’s pea and canola proteins and Canadian Pacifico Seaweeds’ seaweed ingredients to develop more than 20 plant-based seafood alternative products. This $15.3-million project is partly funded by Protein Industries Canada.

Cargill appoints Brian Sikes as CEO

Cargill appoints Brian Sikes as president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Current CEO Dave MacLennan will assume the role of executive chair of Cargill’s board of directors.

Kodiak appoints ex-Campbell exec. as CEO

Kodiak names Valerie Oswalt as its new CEO. Oswalt joins Kodiak from Campbell Soup Company where she was the president of the Snacks division.

Promotions at NSF

NSF promotes two employees. Samuel Cole promoted to director of product certification – equipment and chemical evaluation, Global Food Division. Sonia Acuña-Rubio is now director of food product certification, Global Food Division.
Upside Foods

Upside Foods receives FDA ‘green light’ for cultivated chicken

Upside Foods is the world’s first company to receive a “No Questions” letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cultivated meat, poultry, or seafood. The letter signals FDA has deemed Upside’s cultivated chicken is safe to eat. » Read full article
Food Allergy Canada

Food Allergy Canada unveils new guidelines for manufacturers

Food Allergy Canada releases new allergen guidelines for food manufacturers. They provide Canadian food and beverage manufacturers a framework for an allergen control plan or assessing their current plan. The guidelines also include recommendations on the use of precautionary allergen labelling to ensure it can be used as an effective risk communication tool. » Read full article

Federal govt. invests $12.7M in five food-related companies

Ferrero Canada, Tempo Flexible Packaging, Sheen Legend Packaging, Summer Fresh Salads and Casa Bonita Foods jointly receive $12.7 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to enhance technologies and increase production. » Read full article
Food & Beverage Atlantic

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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14th Annual Food Quality Symposium

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