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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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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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Health Canada approves partially hydrolyzed guar gum as a dietary fiber source
IFT
Health Canada has approved partially hydrolyzed guar gum for use as a dietary fiber source. Made by Taiyo International and marketed as Sunfiber, it is a soluble, transparent, and tasteless dietary fiber. "While there have been a select number of soluble fibers recently approved by Health Canada, Sunfiber is a galactomannan-based fiber (as opposed to a sugar/starch based fiber) that allows product formulators to bring the benefits of this truly regulating fiber to consumers who are looking for a unique, more comfortable fiber source," said Taiyo's Vice President Lekh Juneja.
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2013 food and beverage prices to drop by 5.7 per cent
Food Navigator
Bumper corn and wheat crops are expected to help the price of commodities fall this year, increasing food affordability and security, says the latest scores from the Global Food Security Index (GFSI). The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Food Security Index (GFSI) was commissioned by DuPont to deepen the dialogue on food security, evaluates the affordability, availability and quality of food across 105 countries.
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Researchers: Bee population size is just one production factor
Food Navigator
A focus on saving declining bee populations in order to avoid food shortages may be short-sighted since the size of a bee population is "merely one factor" in the production of many crops, warn researchers. The worrying decline of bee populations on an international scale has sparked widespread concern in the academic community in addition to drawing many media headlines.
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The uses of mustard in the food industry go far beyond flavour. Mustard is one of the most versatile food ingredients in the world and is being increasingly used for its many unique and natural properties such as an emulsifier, antioxidant, stabilizer, a preservative, and a binder the natural way.
 


Poor rice quality contributes to $3.39 billion losses
Food Production Daily
Rice quality issues contribute to $3.39 billion a year at least in global costs to the food industry from rice waste, significantly boosting the importance of quality testing. That's according to John Bogart, managing director of U.S. measurement instrumentation specialist Kett.
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Mars launches M&Ms chocolate bar in U.S.
Confectionery News
Its M&Ms chocolate bar is made with milk chocolate and contains fragments of multicolored M&Ms. Mars will sell the product in club, convenience, drug and grocery stores as well as mass, specialty, value, and vending channels. Single 1.5 oz bars have a suggested retail price of $1.09.
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GM salmon in wild might produce bold hybrids
CBC News
There could be potential risks, if genetically modified salmon escape into the wild, indicates a new study from Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. Researcher Krista Oke bred GM salmon, supplied by AquaBounty, with wild brown trout. Almost half the resulting hybrids carried the genetic modification. Oke then put these GM hybrids in a tank with a semi-natural environment, along with salmon. Results show the hybrids outcompeted the other fish for food and reduced the growth of GM salmon by 82 per cent and non-GM salmon by 54 per cent.
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Cheese tradition meets technology
Vancouver Sun
Aged cheeses have little lactose so can be eaten by most people. That said, Kindstedt says the science of cheesemaking has advanced so much that "aged" cheeses might not have been aged. "There are accelerated ripening processes to get more flavour in less time," he said in a phone interview from Vermont where he is a professor at the University of Vermont's department of nutrition and food sciences. He is also a member of the Vermont Institute of Artisanal Cheeses at the university.
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Flax: Science, nutrition, and functional food uses
Nutritional Outlook
Despite being cultivated by humans for thousands of years, flax (Linum usitatissimum) is still relatively new to the nutritional and functional ingredients arenas. But, with public awareness increasing for flax's nutritional content and health benefits, the flax market is set for continued growth. Whether used as whole seeds or in its milled form, flax has huge potential.
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Producers: Make GM food science research top priority
Food Manufacture
Developing modern technologies and the genetic modification (GM) of crops and animals are the top two of eight research priorities identified by a group of primary producers bidding to influence the government's agri-technology strategy, due to be launched soon.
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The sweet science of honey
The Daily News
People around the world recognize honey as a delectable treat, but some take it a little further, proclaiming the substance to be a miracle food. It's the only food that doesn't spoil in raw form (perfectly edible honey was found in Egyptian tombs) and its properties have been linked to all manner of health benefits — from minimizing allergies to boosting immunity.
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Canada threatens retaliation as meat labelling deadline passes
Calgary Herald
Canada said that it is considering the use of retaliatory tariffs to defend producers from what many in the agriculture industry say is the biggest threat to their livelihoods since the BSE crisis.

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Canada threatens retaliation as meat labelling deadline passes
Calgary Herald
Canada said that it is considering the use of retaliatory tariffs to defend producers from what many in the agriculture industry say is the biggest threat to their livelihoods since the BSE crisis.

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Growing Forward 2 programs launched in Nova Scotia
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture John MacDonell, announced the launch of the Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy framework in Nova Scotia.

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Meat suppliers group slammed for horsemeat secrecy
Food Navigator
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has been criticized by the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for refusing to share precise details about a recent incident of horsemeat contamination in a shipment of beef. The FSA has since passed what information it had about the incident on to the police for further investigation.
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7-Eleven eyes U.S. store expansion plan
just-food.com
U.S. retailer 7-Eleven has confirmed plans to expand its store network in North America, expansion that may see a doubling of store numbers. A spokesperson for 7-Eleven, owned by Japan's Seven & I Holdings, said the geographic focus of its new store development will be on down-town urban locations. As of the end of April, the retailer was operating 10,135 in North America, which it said includes stores in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.
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