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The Very Good Food Company is in receivership

The Very Good Food Company has been placed into receivership pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. BDO Canada has been appointed as the receiver and will be commencing a sales process to solicit bids for the assets or a restructuring of the company.

Anderson Craft Ales implements carbon capture tech

Anderson Craft Ales, London, Ont., is the first microbrewery in Ontario to commit to new carbon capture technology to recycle CO2 produced during the brewing process.

Good Meat earns approval to commercialize serum-free media

Good Meat receives regulatory approval from Singapore to use serum-free media for the production of cultivated meat.

Calgary Co-op to acquire Willow Park Wines & Spirits

A wholly owned subsidiary of Calgary Co-op enters into a definitive agreement to acquire all shares of Willow Park Wines & Spirits and some subsidiaries.

FBC CEO Kathleen Sullivan resigns

Food and Beverage Canada’s CEO Kathleen Sullivan will leave the association on February 17, 2023. She’ll be joining Maple Leaf Foods as vice-president, government and industry relations.
Canadian Food Innovation Network

CFIN awards $2.5M to eight foodtech projects

The Canadian Food Innovation Network is investing $2.5 million into eight projects, valued at over $5 million through the organization’s Food Innovation Challenge and Innovation Booster Programs. The grant recipients are Theory Mesh, Vivid Machines, Liven Protein, Rapid Aid, Smallfood, Earthware Reusables, BioShur, and Saltwinds Coffee Company. » Find out more

Packaging: Bio-based, biodegradable, or compostable?

With Canada banning single-use plastics, environmentally friendly options are on the rise. However, you may be confused by the numerous terminologies and types available, such as biodegradable, bio-based, oxo-degradable, and compostable. What do these terms mean, and which terms describe the best eco-friendly material? » Read full article
The great reset

The great reset

We have seen a significant shift in stock valuations of large banner brands in plant protein. Companies like Oatly, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have experienced a significant drop in sales and revenue. We believe this is the best time for ‘resetting’ the direction of innovation in the plant-based sector, and for companies to pay more attention to consumer expectations. » Read full article
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SAS Institute

Shifting from demand generation to production data

For CPGs today, creating demand for their products is the least of their concerns. Instead, efforts are focused on accurately understanding their capacity to create, as well as the effect of ingredient/material availability, staff issues and equipment on production levels. The right data allows for scenario analysis of possible outcomes and efficiencies, both internally and through those last “thousand miles” to the consumer – and how all those possibilities affect margins. » Learn more
BAC Showcase

Guelph Organic Conference

Location: Guelph, Ont.
Dates: January 23 – 29, 2023
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International Production & Processing Expo

Location: Atlanta, G.A.
Dates: January 24 – 26, 2023
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2023 FCC Economic Outlook

Location: Online
Date: January 24
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