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    Video: International markets challenge food companies' tastes
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Food companies have to pay attention to local tastes when gearing their products for the international market. Regional preferences can result in products as interesting as caviar-flavored potato chips. 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

    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.

    Organic certifications for Canadian fish farms unveiled
    The Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Canadian farmed fish can now be certified as organic with the release of made-in-Canada standards. The inaugural Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard prohibits the use of antibiotics, herbicides and genetically modified organisms, and severely restricts the use of parasiticides. The standard also sets measurable requirements for practices that minimize the impact of waste, including defining stocking rates, cleaning procedures and cleaning and feed materials that must be used. More

    Researchers: Cocoa waste may become valuable source of pectin
    Confectionery News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cacao pod husks – a major by-product of cocoa processing – could provide industry with a new, environmentally friendly source of pectin, say researchers. When put into the perspective that each ton of dry cocoa bean produces ten tonnes of cacao pod husk waste, then the ability produce pectin and at the same time manage waste levels could be attractive for the industry. More

    Easy, Concise, Current - Label Compliance!

    The Food Suite® Smart Tool Reference Manual to the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations delivers proposals, notices, amendments, guidance, consultations, policies, etc. via one core document, a ‘click of the mouse’ easy to use format. Let us demonstrate. Join our live-on-line demo on May 31st. Click to register.

    Tetra Pak: Emerging market liquid dairy product demand is big growth opportunity
    Dairy Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Tetra Pak has pinpointed the dairy industry's next big growth opportunity — the ever-growing demand for liquid dairy products in emerging nations such as India and China. More

    Soybeans soaked in warm water naturally release key cancer-fighting substance
    e! Science News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Soybeans soaking in warm water could become a new "green" source for production of a cancer-fighting substance now manufactured in a complicated and time-consuming industrial process, scientists are reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. More

    Ontario marketing board offers QR codes for fruit
    Grain News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Growers of tender fruit in Ontario can now get QR codes to attach to their packaging, directing their customers to more information on their products. Such codes aren't unheard of in the produce aisle; fruit marketers Chiquita and Del Monte, for example, have already added QR codes to the tiny stickers they apply to bananas. More

    Scientists discover way to detect low-level toxins in mussels
    Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly 25 years after toxic mussels from Prince Edward Island killed three Canadians and severely sickened 100, a team of U.S. scientists has announced a breakthrough that could lead to a simple test for chronic exposure to the poison in both humans and marine mammals. More

    U.S. ice cream and frozen dessert market tops $25 billion
    Food Navigator USA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Sales of ice cream and frozen desserts in the U.S. were worth $25.1 billion last year, according to a new report from Packaged Facts – representing a 2.4 per cent rise over 2010, following two years of flat sales. Although there are pockets of high activity, the U.S. market for ice cream and frozen desserts is mature, the market researcher said, with 92 per cent of US households purchasing these products. More

    Podcast: Industry insider on challenges of gluten-free bakery
    Bakery and Snacks    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A gluten-free specialist is asked how long it will take to achieve the elusive gluten-free bread that is on par to conventional wheat loaf. More

    More styles, fewer artificial chemicals in cold cuts
    Canadian Grocer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Thin-sliced roasted turkey, prosciutto and soppressata no longer are the domain of the deli. Food companies looking to capitalize on consumers' increasingly sophisticated tastes–and their need for speed at the grocer and at home–are carving out new directions in lunch meat with upscale options that are pre-sliced, prepackaged and ready to go right alongside the bologna. 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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