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Federal decision on fish farms prompts closure of B.C. processing plant: company

One of the largest farmed salmon producers operating in B.C. says it’s permanently closing its processing plant in Surrey, B.C., because of a federal government decision to phase out some fish farms.

Food manufacturers start to cut capacity amid labour shortages and supply chain woes

Canada’s food manufacturers are starting to cut capacity and focus on key products as they confront labour shortages and supply chain problems that show no signs of easing.

New digital requirements for Canadian commercial animal and food products exported to the EU

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has taken steps to help Canadian businesses use the European Union’s digital system of export certificate issuance called Trade Control and Expert System New Technology.

Forever Oceans signs deal with Brazilian Government for offshore concession for sustainable seafood production

Bill Bien, the CEO of Forever Oceans signed a concession agreement with Jorge Seif Junior, Secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply that authorizes Forever Oceans to ocean-raise fish within automated enclosures.
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food and beverage Features 
factory of the future

Factory of the future

PLANT spoke with Richard Kunst, President and CEO, and Mariela Castaño, Senior Vice-President and COO, at Kunst Solutions, about the factory of the future, focusing on various trends, technologies and automation. » Read more

Cleantech: How can governments help?

Plant asked industry experts to look at what governments can do to put Canada on the right road to a cleaner future and help support manufacturing in the adoption of clean technology? » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

See The Chip Trapper In Action!

EXAIR’s Chip Trapper™ offers a fast, easy way to clean chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. The Chip Trapper vacuums the coolant that is filled with debris and traps the solids in a reusable filter bag. Only liquid pumps back out. Coolant can now last 6 months or more!

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Job Board 

HACCP Manager - Food Inspection

Lacombe, AB
The HACCP Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, management, and continuous improvement of the quality control processes and food safety program. Key responsibilities include monitoring, developing, and maintaining food safety and quality standards.
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Maintenance Technician

Scarborough, Ont.
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will perform mechanical and electrical installation, modification, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of site equipment, utilities, systems and/or facilities in accordance with established SOPs, GMP guidelines and EH&S policies.
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SINAMICS G120XE enclosed drive series

SINAMICS G120XE enclosed drive series

Siemens launched a new enclosed drive system, the SINAMICS G120XE, designed for the demands of industrial pump, fan and compressor applications. » Listen now
Quabbin data cables

Quabbin data cables from AutomationDirect

The Quabbin data cables are designed with impedances specific for RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 communication applications in industrial environments. » Listen now

Plant-based doesn’t always mean healthy

The Impossible Burger, for example, is an impressive meat-free mix of soy, potato proteins, coconut and sunflower oils. It even bleeds like the real thing. At the same time its calorie count and saturated fat levels mirror a McDonald’s quarter-pounder, and it has six times more sodium. » Read more

Tinley’s Long Beach facility to produce ‘Green Monké’ Sodas on Can Line

‘Green Monké’ Happy Sodas are cannabis-infused sparkling drinks in tropical flavours, formulated with a fast-release microencapsulation emulsion, and only 25 calories per can. » Read more