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Tracking map can help stop animal disease outbreaks
University of Guelph
A disease-tracking map created by Guelph veterinary experts might be the first step to preventing domestic animal diseases from spreading. The interactive, online "Worms and Germs" map created by University of Guelph professor Scott Weese, Pathobiology, and former grad student Maureen Anderson, now at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, is designed to track the spread of infectious diseases in dogs, cats and horses.
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Sobeys, Jamie Oliver get grilling
Canadian Grocer
Jamie Oliver wants to help Canadians cook in their backyards as well their kitchens. Sobeys and celebrity chef Oliver have released a limited edition summer lineup of products. The items fall under the "Compliments Presents: Jamie Oliver Discovers Canada" line and include 13 summer-themed SKUs.
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Saskatchewan premier ponders liquor store privatization
Canadian Grocer
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is musing about mixing up the province's retail liquor market by privatizing provincially owned stores. Wall says he wants politicians to talk to people about the idea this summer. He says the Saskatchewan Party may campaign on the issue in the next election and a win could be a mandate for making the change.
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Deal sealed to save ON tomato processing plant
Country Guide
Farmers around Leamington, southwestern Ontario's tomato-growing capital, will continue to supply tomatoes to the local 105-year-old processing plant under new management. Michael Mullen, senior vice-president of corporate and government affairs for U.S. food processing giant H.J. Heinz, confirmed that the company has completed its deal to sell the Leamington plant to Highbury Canco, a consortium of Ontario investors including plant managers.
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New food truck bringing Somalian food to Toronto streets — when it can find somewhere to park
Toronto Life
Kal and Mooy (the name means "mortar and pestle") is the city's first East African food truck. It launched earlier this month and has since been on a mission to introduce Torontonians to Somali cuisine — which, according to co-owner Ahmed Duale, is "a fusion of African, Middle Eastern and European cuisine," combined with something he calls "the Somali taste."
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Grocer execs admit to ignoring expiry dates
Canadian Grocer
When it comes to what the men in charge of Britain's supermarkets put in their basket, they eschew expiry dates. The CEO admissions were reported by The Times magazine that surveyed executives at Waitrose, Lidl, and Morrisons among others to gauge their stance on use-by dates.
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AAFC's ag adaptaton program renewed, trimmed
Country Guide
Ag industry groups may now again tap into a federal grant program for projects helping the sector adapt to "emerging issues" — but those eligible will have to adapt to a smaller overall purse. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced a renewed five-year Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), replacing the previous five-year CAAP which expired March 31.
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Researchers: Meat prices must rise before cultured meat is viable
Food Navigator
The economic feasibility of sustainably cultured meat compared to that of traditional meat production may be the greatest challenge facing those who support the new technology, warn researchers. While the commercialization of lab-grown meat may be seen by some to be edging ever closer, there are several barriers that may mean the viability of the new technology is not as great as hoped, say researchers.
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Food service spending back to pre-recession level
Burger Business
The recession is finally behind the foodservice industry. Consumer spending on food away from home rose 2.7 per cent between July 2012 and July 2013, while at-home food spending declined by 0.2 per cent. The increase in away-from-home spending brought foodservice (food-away-from-home) spending back to where it was before the recession.
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Irish dairy group beefs up African ingredients presence
Bakery and Snacks
The opening recently of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast growing sub-Saharan African region. The new centre will serve Kerry's expanding global, regional and local customer base in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Wrigley launches its first stevia-sweetened product
Confectionery News
Wrigley has introduced Extra Professional Mints containing stevia rebaudiana across Europe, marking the first time it has used stevia in a product globally. The Extra Professional Mints use steviol glycoside from stevia rebaudiana in combination with other sweeteners. The products will be sold in 20 European markets.
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Research suggests sweeteners help reduce weight
Food Navigator
People consuming low- and no-calorie sweetened (LCNS) beverages on average lose nearly 50 per cent more weight than those who just drink water, a new study has shown. A 12-week clinical study of 303 participants on a behavioural diet programme found that people who drank LCNS beverages lost 45 per cent more weight (5.95kg) than those drinking water (4.09kg).
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Pepsi: New Spire customizable soda fountains
Brand Eating
Not to be left out of the customizable soda fountain game, Pepsi introduces the new Pepsi Spire fountain beverage platform. It looks like their answer to Coca-Cola's Freestyle machine. This should be particularly welcome news for Mountain Dew fans, who can try their best to figure out the best drink combinations to mimic hard-to-find or past Mountain Dew flavors, like Livewire or Pitch Black.
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