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    Educating the next generation of food scientists
    Food Product Design    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The food science sector is predicted to grow by 16 per cent through 2018, and ensuring there are enough qualified food scientists is important for the health and well-being of the population. And it all begins with providing high-school science teachers more tools and know-how for teaching the often misunderstood career of "food science". More

    Canadian Breakfast at IFT
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    Remember to book your Canadian Breakfast Ticket when you register for the 2012 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Las Vegas. It's your chance to connect with old friends and new from across our great country. Enjoy the company of food science colleagues and a traditional full breakfast buffet. More

    Food handler course lauded
    The Windsor Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The initiative to broaden access to training for food handlers in area restaurants and other commercial kitchens didn't get as much attention in recent months as the five-star food safety ratings. But the province has recently acknowledged the training program by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to train and certify food handlers as a model recommended for other health units across Ontario. More

    High Omega-9 provides longer shelf life

    Differentiate your products and give them a “clean” label with heart-healthy sunflower oil. Trans fat free and non-GMO, no wonder 86% of Canadians believe sunflower oil is a healthy oil.

    Bioluminescent technology for easy tracking of GMO
    e! Science News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is important to be able to monitor genetically modified crops, not only in the field but also during the food processing chain. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Biotechnology shows that products from genetically modified crops can be identified at low concentration, using bioluminescent real time reporter technology and loop mediated isothermal amplification. More

    Multiple emulsions may unlock sodium reduction options
    Food Navigator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Formulating foods using multiple emulsions may provide a way to produce reduced sodium foods and beverages without impacting on the perception of 'saltiness', says a new study. More

    U.S. government to speed tracking of E. coli in meat
    AP via Canadian Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The government plans to speed up the process for tracking E. coli in meat, a move that will help authorities more quickly find the source of bacteria outbreaks and hasten food recalls. The new Agriculture Department program announced Wednesday would begin tracing the source of potentially contaminated ground beef as soon as there is an initial positive test. More

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    Study: Too much beta-carotene bad for your health
    The Toronto Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A new U.S. study found consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene might not be good for you. Researchers at Ohio State University said too much beta-carotene can block some effects of vitamin A that are critical to vision, bone and skin health, metabolism and immune function. More

    The difficulties of tying food and health together in a food strategy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The University of Guelph recently hosted a conference in Ottawa to discuss agriculture policy and the merits of the new ideas in a variety of food strategies that have been developed over the last few years. John Cranfield of the University of Guelph provided an outline of the potential downsides of trying to connect agri-food policy and health policy. More

    Experts clash with minister over food labels
    The Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Health Canada's top nutrition experts are at odds over their minister's laissez-faire approach to company-sponsored nutrition labels on the front of food packages, internal records suggest. The schism, chronicled in documents released to Postmedia News under access to information, comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers options to develop a front-of-packaging labelling system. More

    Garlic 'fights food poisoning bacteria'
    The Telegraph    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Scientists have found a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective at fighting a common type of bacteria that causes food poisoning, called Campylobacter, than two types of antibiotic. Campylobacter is commonly found both on the surface of poultry and inside the flesh. Cases of related food poisoning have been rising in recent years, due partly to an increasing fondness for serving 'pink' chicken liver pâté. More

    Eating more berries may reduce cognitive decline in the elderly
    e! Science News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Blueberries and strawberries, which are high in flavonoids, appear to reduce cognitive decline in older adults according to a new study recently published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society. The study results suggest that cognitive aging could be delayed by up to 2.5 years in elderly who consume greater amounts of the flavonoid-rich berries. More

    Nutella backs off 'balanced breakfast' claims after hit with $3-million lawsuit
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    They were four aggrieved American mothers who said they were shocked when they found out that the Nutella they were spreading on their kids' bread was a confection that packed twice as much sugar as a similar amount of jam or syrup. More

    Join friends & colleagues in Niagara Falls, Ontario
    May 27-29, 2012
    as we celebrate CIFST's 50th National Conference

    To register please visit: (click on the 2012 conference tab)

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