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CIFST partners with IFT to support the Certified Food Scientist Program
CIFST
The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) has announced a new partnership with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) that brings the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) certification to CIFST members. This partnership will expand the impact of the CFS program by providing 1,200 CIFST members involved in food science and technology with a new opportunity to differentiate their work experience in the global marketplace.
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CIFST Announces LEAD 360 Global Leadership Forum Representative
CIFST
CIFST is pleased to announce that Dagmara Head of the Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie has been selected to participate in LEAD 360, a worldwide initiative lead by allied organization, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), to identify and nurture tomorrow's Food Industry leaders. Dagmara will represent CIFST along with other selected future leaders from US and international allied organizations at the inaugural event being held in conjunction with IFT's Annual Meeting and Food Expo,13 - 16 July 2013 in Chicago.
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Announcing a new CIFST digital magazine for the Canadian food sector
CIFST
The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) CIFST is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Canadian Food Insights, a new digital publication for the Canadian food sector. As the official magazine of CIFST, the mandate of Canadian Food Insights is to deliver relevant editorial, practical insights and innovative ideas that take food science and technology to the next level.
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Whole Foods aims to open at least 40 Canada stores
Financial Post
Whole Foods' expansion plans include opening 40 or more new stores in Canada in the coming years, co-CEO John Mackey said at a conference Wednesday. The Austin, TX-based natural and organic grocer operates nine stores in British Columbia and Ontario, and is now shopping for a location for its first store in Montreal, he said.
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Gluten for punishment: Much-maligned protein cause of major shift in food culture
Ottawa Citizen
If restaurants operated like pharmacies, bread and pasta would be kept behind the counter as controlled substances. So suggests new market research, published by The NPD Group, which shows Canadian diners' requests for gluten-free and wheat-free dishes have increased by nearly 140 per cent since 2010. A separate analysis of menu trends at the nation's top 53 restaurants found 36 per cent more mentions of "gluten-free" in 2012 versus 2011. That term was also the top health claim, with menu mentions that outnumbered the next most popular claim — "low calorie" — by a ratio of nearly 5 to 1.
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New alliance to focus wheat research in Saskatoon
Alberta Farmer Express
The federal government has joined with the Saskatchewan government and University of Saskatchewan to form a new Canadian Wheat Alliance, dedicated to improving yields and profitability of wheat. "The Canadian Wheat Alliance will improve the quality of Canadian wheat, and enhance Canada's competitive position in the growing world market," said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in a release.
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Cultivating research for better canola
University of Alberta
The University of Alberta's canola breeding program is getting a $3.1 million funding injection over the next five years. Viterra is contributing more than $1.6 million in financing and in-kind contributions, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is providing $1.5 million. The funding brings together a partnership of industry, government and academia.
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Feds trim the beef from research
Winnipeg Free Press
Beef cattle and forages have been part of the research program at Brandon's Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada farm from its beginning 127 years ago. The research centre is among the five original research centres the federal government set up across the country back in 1886 when the connection between agricultural research and farm productivity was first acknowledged.
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Research stations hit by cuts
The Western Producer
Agriculture Canada will close some of its research operations in Western Canada and consolidate others as part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs and build a leaner, more efficient research organization, federal officials said. Ottawa recently issued potential job loss notices to 350 Agriculture Canada employees across Canada, including 125 in Western Canada.
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Texas company to build 3D food printer prototype
Food In Canada
A Texas-based company has received a grant to further research a technology for long-distance space travel. NASA issued a $125,000 grant under its Small Business Innovation Research program to Systems & Materials Research Corporation (SMRC) to build a prototype of a 3D food printing system. One of the issues for a mission to Mars is having enough food for the trip.
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Not green, just soylent: Is this the future of food?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Rob Rhinehart recently went on Twitter to seek donations for something called Soylent. He describes it in the pitch video as "an efficient form of fuel for humanity for the first time in history." By the time Silicon Valley's office workers had gobbled down their sushi or sandwiches two hours later, supporters had pledged more than $100,000 to manufacture Soylent. The substance is intended to provide all the nutrients and calories a human body needs—in other words, to replace food.
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The food genome: Tracking what consumers eat
Canadian Grocer
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda. Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.
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Cloetta acquires 'very special' natural candy technology with Goody Good Stuff buy
Confectionery News
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has acquired U.K. firm Goody Good Stuff and its unique gelatin free technology to help it capitalise on what it calls a growing natural candy category. Goody Good Stuff has a plant derived bio-gum technology that cuts out the need for animal-based gelatin in gummies. It also enables it to produce gummies without artificial colors, gluten, dairy and fat.
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Warning letter gives look at how FDA views supplement-beverage divide
Nutraingredients-usa.com
Among recent warning letters sent by the US Food and Drug Administration to supplement manufacturers one stood out from the rest as it bears upon how the agency view the differentiation of beverages and supplements, according to Justin Prochnow, an attorney who represents supplement and food companies.
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CIFST partners with IFT to support the Certified Food Scientist Program
CIFST
The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) today announced a new partnership with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) that brings the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) certification to CIFST members.

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Tim Hortons to offer new, darker brew
Toronto Star
Tim Hortons Inc. is launching a new blend of coffee for the first time in the company's history, something with a bit more bite than the familiar poured brew that has captured the lion's share of the coffee market in Canada.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Institute Award recipients
CIFST
At the Awards Dinner on May 8th in Edmonton, AB, six deserving and accomplished award recipients were announced. Congratulations to all! CIFST has 10 awards which are designed to recognize the accomplishments of individuals and teams within the Institute and the food sector.

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Lawsuits target label claims
Food Manufacturing
Several major food companies have been the subject of lawsuits claiming that their labels are misleading. To protect themselves, companies must make sure labels comply with current regulations and can fight the lawsuits by showing that the plaintiff did not suffer damages.
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Candy trends include bite-sized offerings and off-colour ideas
Advertising Age
The candy category is on the upswing, with sales increasing 3.7 per cent last year, according to the National Confectioners Association, and household penetration nearly as universal as toilet paper. Some of the trends spotted at the Sweets & Snacks Expo this week: Brands such as Starburst and Twizzlers are making mini and bite-sized versions, chewy Farts Candy looks to attract children giggling at the name, and Awake Chocolate takes aim at college students and has added caffeine.
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Hartman Group: Confectionery part of routine snacking
CSP
With consumers snacking more often, confectionery is no longer reserved for treats and special occasions, said Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt. "Confection consumption within the snacking universe has increased 18 per cent [this past year], and the after-dinner daypart occasion is driving that growth," she said.
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