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    U of G Food Institute to promote innovation, action
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    Already recognized as Canada's "food university", the University of Guelph has established a new institute to tackle the world's most important food issues through research, innovation, commercialization and action. A search will begin this week for an interim executive director. More

    Edible food packaging dissolves in water    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A US company has developed a food packaging technology that dissolves when exposed to water and said it is ready for commercial roll-out as soon as individual customers’ needs are satisfied. More

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    Reports: Nestle near deal to buy Pfizer baby food business
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    Nestle might soon be feeding a lot more babies. The world's largest food and nutrition company is in final talks to buy Pfizer's infant nutrition business for between $9 and $10 billion, according to a report by Reuters. More

    Study: Canada's fast food among the world's saltiest
    National Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    French fries sold at major fast-food chains in Canada contain more than double the amount of salt of those sold at US locations, according to a new international study that found salt levels in fast foods varied significantly in different countries. More

    Formulation expert: Natural emulsifiers 'not good enough' to work on their own
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    Natural ingredients that claim to have emulsifying properties do not, as yet, have good enough functionality to be able to use them in most products, according to one formulation expert. More

    Study: Soy can cool a hot flash
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Hot flashes, the most common menopause-related symptom, cause many women to seek foods and supplements touted to offer relief despite flimsy evidence. Now, according to the most comprehensive study to date, eating two servings of soy foods a day may help reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. More

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    Partnership promotes a global halal certification
    Canadian Manufacturing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Certification groups have formed a partnership to offer a new worldwide standard for Halal certification for the food industry. Cert ID Europe, a UK-based certification business, and the Hijaz Group of Saudi Arabia recently formed the Halal Authority Board to offer this new standard for food and beverage producers. More

    Survey: Canadians open to food irradiation
    CTV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A new survey shows Canadians might be willing to eat food with small doses of radiation to prevent foodborne illnesses. The survey was conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion for the Consumers Association of Canada. It found that while Canadians are concerned about food contamination, most don't know much about food irradiation. More

    Intense meat production likely to 'pose future risk'
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    Intensified meat production is being flagged up as a potential risk within the global food chain as demand is predicted to double by 2050. More

    Floral food flavourings
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    Market research group Innova Market Insights, Duiven, The Netherlands, reported that global product launches of food and beverage products featuring floral ingredients increased 7 per cent in the first 10 months of 2011 over the same period in 2010, and will likely rise to more than four times the level recorded five years previously. More

    Is sugar really toxic?
    Macleans    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Exactly a year has passed since the New York Times published the now infamous article "Is Sugar Toxic?" and the debates about the evils of the sweet stuff show no sign of slowing to a molasses crawl. In fact, it seems, sugar has run ahead of other evil foods to become the number one edible enemy. More

    Health Canada changes rule on fortified snacks
    Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Food and drinks boosted with high levels of certain vitamins and minerals must be reformulated to stay on store shelves as Health Canada moves to close a loophole that has permitted fortified snacks and beverages to be sold as natural health products. More

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