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FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey
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The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it "honey."
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Mars buying P&G pet food brands for $2.9 billion
CTV News
Procter & Gamble is crying uncle on the edible business so it can focus on its core brands like Tide detergent and Pampers diapers. The world's biggest consumer products maker is selling 80 per cent of its pet food business to Mars for $2.9 billion as it tries to shed less profitable brands and focus on improving its bottom line. Pet food has been a weak spot in the company's vast portfolio.
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Independents want more protection amid industry consolidation
Canadian Grocer
Independent grocers are worried that the Competition Bureau's handling of recent grocery-industry consolidation isn’t doing enough to protect them from the country's biggest retailers. That seemed to be the consensus following a speech by John Pecman, Competition Bureau commissioner, at Grocery Showcase West in Vancouver.
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Climate change could turn focus on Prairies for food production
Calgary Herald
With an international report on climate change identifying the impact of warming temperatures on land and water, experts in prairie agriculture say the industry needs to adapt so it can help meet the global demand for food. A report, Moving Toward Prairie Agriculture 2050, was presented at the Alberta Institute of Agrologists annual conference in Banff, where they addressed issues affecting the Prairie province's economy — particularly agriculture, food and the environment.
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Quebec's Le Baluchon named cheese of year
CTV News
Le Baluchon, a cheese from Quebec, has been named cheese of the year in the inaugural Canadian Cheese Awards. The cheese, from Fromagerie FX Pichet in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade, QC, won in the competition, which featured 76 producers from across the country submitting 291 cheeses for judging.
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Manitoba criticized for outdated food rules
Global News
A jar of homemade jelly from Manitoba's Harvest Moon collective can be sold at a farmers market, taken home and enjoyed. Selling that same jar on Harvest Moon's website is illegal and could prompt authorities to seize the jelly, issue fines or shut down production. The same goes for farm-fresh eggs and poultry.
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New technology creates opportunities for pet-food innovation
University of Alberta
A new piece of equipment, the only one of its kind in Canada, will help place the University of Alberta at the forefront of innovation in pet food and ingredient development. Thanks to $1.6 million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada and additional support and funding from Champion Petfoods, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, and Elmira Pet Products, a single-screw pilot extruder will be making its home at Agri-Food Discovery Place on South Campus.
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CAPI shares 13 food industry champions' recipes for success
CAPI
A new compilation of case studies shows that despite the challenges facing the Canadian food industry, food companies can succeed with strong leadership, global market savvy and entrepreneurial spirit. The 13 Canadian case studies demonstrate that the sector has the building blocks to be an even greater economic contributor but there needs to be greater recognition of the sector's importance, which is facing a large and growing trade deficit.
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Frozen food makers hit back at fruit and veg health study
The Grocer
Frozen food manufacturers have blasted a new study on 5-A-Day for "misleadingly" suggesting eating frozen fruit is not as beneficial as fresh. In a widely reported study on fruit and veg consumption, published today, researchers at University College London (UCL) said eating five portions of fruit and veg a day may not be enough to protect from health risks such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and consumers should instead aim for seven portions a day.
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Technology advance to measure oyster freshness
Food Mag
The University of Tasmania and ConTag Systems (ConTag) have teamed up in the application of temperature measuring and recording technology for oyster farmers. The technology is aimed at providing reassurances to oyster growers and eventually to consumers about the shelf life of oyster shipments.
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How food marketers made butter the enemy
Mother Jones
James McWilliams is back at it. In an item published in Pacific Standard, McWilliams uses the controversy over a recent study of saturated fat as a club with which to pummel food industry critics like the Times' Mark Bittman. Here's what happened: A group including Harvard and Cambridge researchers analyzed 72 studies and concluded that there's no clear evidence that ditching saturated fat for the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated kind delivers health benefits.
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Top 25 impacts on flexible packaging supply chain
Food Production Daily
Smithers Pira has released a report which shows which trends will impact the flexible packaging market over the next 10 years. The 'Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging to 2023', looks at technological, economic, consumer, sociological, environmental and regulatory changes and talks about the 25 highest ranking developments, see below, for further study.
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The 10 best ice creams from around the world
Design&Trend
Spring is upon us and with higher temperatures around the corner cool treats are going to be in demand, especially ice cream. Where ice cream came from is debated. Some say Marco Polo brought it back from the Far East. Cliams have been made that Catherine de Medici introduced it to France when she relocated to marry King Henry II. Neither of those are likely. Ice cream is pretty old, according to Tori Avey at PBS.

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FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey
AP
The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it "honey."

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Here's why the fast-food breakfast wars are raging
Slate
Yes, the fast-food breakfast wars are on — they're being waged across the industry with weapons as varied as caffeine, syrup, and hollandaise sauce. For one reason or another, today's titans of quick-and-cheap eats are obsessed with your morning meal.

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Smart packaging turns science fiction into fact
Food Processing
New approaches to intelligent and active packaging are altering consumers' experience of food products, adding interactivity to some and increasing palatability for others. Definitions of intelligent (or smart) and active packaging abound.
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Kraft's new campaign wants you to believe that Kraft Singles come from farms
FastCo.Exist
It would appear that something revolutionary has happened to Kraft Singles. This year, some of the cheesy, terror alert-yellow squares have ditched artificial preservatives and added natural ones. Or at least that's what Kraft's telling us in its new marketing campaign, Know Your Singles.
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