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Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology unveils new branding
CIFST
The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) today unveiled a fresh look for the 63-year-old organization. The new branding, just one of a number of changes and initiatives undertaken by CIFST in the past year, offers a new look and feel that reflects CIFST's strategic focus on enhancing the Institute’s identity, professionalism and voice. The fresh and dynamic branding features three wheat shafts representing each of the sectors within CIFST’s membership — academia, government and industry.
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2 McDonald's in U.S. stop serving halal food
CTV News
The only two McDonald's restaurants in the United States that were serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped several weeks after a $700,000 settlement over a lawsuit that alleged the items weren't consistently halal. The fast-food giant said in a statement that the locations in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population, are no longer offering a halal McChicken sandwich or Chicken McNuggets in order "to focus on our national core menu."
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Cargill's High River beef plant resuming operations
Grainews
One of Canada's biggest beef packing plants, just north of the flood-battered town of High River, AB, expects to be reopened and running nearer to its full capacity. The Canadian arm of U.S. agrifood giant Cargill said that the beef fabrication, trim and grind, rendering, cooler, shipping, warehousing, maintenance, administration and human resources departments at its High River packing plant will run both their shifts.
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Battle of the titans: Walmart and Amazon
Canadian Grocer
Walmart and Amazon are both retail behemoths. The former dominates the bricks and mortar world, while the latter carries the biggest punch in the virtual one. Now these two giants are set to do battle for control of the online grocery business. Who will win? Both companies have advantages, according to an insight piece by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton business school.
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Genetically-modified crop inventors win World Food Prize
CBC News
The World Food Prize Foundation have taken the bold step of awarding this year's prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops. The private nonprofit foundation, which is in part funded by biotechnology companies, refused to shy away from the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops that organic food advocates say are harmful to people and the environment.
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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.
 


Innovation is a team sport
Ag-West
The University of Saskatchewan's Industry Liaison Office recently had an External Review Committee assess the office's performance. The ILO is responsible for the commercialization of research at the University; this research provides significant feedstock into the innovation system.
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Keep agriculture on policy radar
Western Producer
When Agriculture Canada released its science and innovation strategy in 2006, it said: "The Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry is a cornerstone of our economic and social fabric. The sector is a key contributor to the high quality of life enjoyed by citizens across the country. It is vital to our nation’s economic success, currently producing some eight percent of our gross domestic product and accounting for one in eight jobs nationwide."
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Preventing waste: DuPont tackles the sticky problem of rye
Food Navigator
Incorporating an enzyme blend into dough containing rye flour can reduce waste by improving the handling and proofing stability, says DuPont. DuPont has launched its PowerBake 9500 enzyme blend to improve dough handling and proofing stability specifically in wheat-mix containing rye flour or whole wheat breads.
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Phytosterols giant seeks category expansion
Bakery And Snacks
Unilever has applied to U.K. authorities for EU novel foods approval for its cholesterol-lowering phytosterol esters in liquid vegetable fats used in home cooking and baking. Phytosterols are approved for use in margarines and yogurt and milk drinks, salad dressings, milk-based fruit drinks, soy drinks, cheeses, spicy sauces and rye bread across the European Union’s 27 member states.
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Pretzel buns, the latest food-food trend
Business Week
Move over, doughnut buns — here come the pretzels. Wendy's started rolling out its premium Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, declaring it "the most anticipated new product in recent history." Now Sonic Drive-In wants a piece of the pretzel spotlight, too. Starting in July, the chain will launch two limited-time pretzel dogs, traditional hot dogs but served on soft pretzel buns. Customers have the choice of lathering them with mustard or with bacon and warm melted cheese sauce.
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Novozymes: Portion size proves challenging for cake freshness
Food Navigator
Consumers want indulgent and premium on-the-go cakes, but reducing portions can prove technically challenging in terms of quality and freshness, says Novozymes. The enzyme specialist has launched two new cake improvers under its OptiCake brand to cater to demands for improved moistness and freshness in the packaged cake sector.
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Researchers tweak immune response in tomatoes
University of Guelph
Tomatoes are highly susceptible to bacterial diseases, and few options are available to control the problem. Copper bactericides are currently used, but these may fail if the diseases become too severe or if the bacteria can tolerate copper.

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Food Labelling Modernization Announcement
CFIA
The CFIA has embarked on a change and modernization agenda, propelled by the new Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA), with a focus on: stronger food safety rules; more effective inspection; commitment to service; and more information for consumers.

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Greek yogurt craze: Whey too much?
The Globe and Mail
The Greek yogurt boom in New York is being harnessed to make electricity. More Greek yogurt production has meant more whey, a watery byproduct from the process. Yogurt makers commonly ship it back to farms for use as feed and fertilizer, but it’s also is being used to generate power in several places.

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Asda pilots in-store kiosks, fulfillment lockers
Retail Customer Experience
Asda, Europe's version of Walmart, recently introduced self-service kiosks that allow shoppers to browse and order a wider range of its non-food products. The trial is taking place in 20 stores, according to a post on Retail Week. Asda is also experimenting with a locker program that allows shoppers to use a unique code to pick up their online orders in the 20 test stores.
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Coca-Cola Enterprises spies 'largely untapped' $308 million sales opportunity
Beverage Daily
Coca-Cola Enterprises says that unlocking a 'largely untapped' Daytime at Home market in soft drinks consumption alone could add $308 million to the category in Britain over the next five years. In its new report, 'See the Opportunity', Coke's anchor bottler in Western Europe identifies six largely untapped gaps in the Great British soft drinks market, of which 'Daytime at Home' is one, that if targeted astutely could grow the category by significantly over that period.
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PepsiCo expands upscale yogurt category
Food Product Design
PepsiCo took a healthier angle in the food product industry by expanding its portfolio with Muller yogurt, a nationwide brand targeting the health-conscious U.S. consumer. In 2012, the company entered into a joint venture with Theo Müller Group, Germany's largest privately held dairy business, to bring innovative premium yogurt products to the U.S. market. The joint venture, called Muller Quaker Dairy, opened a new yogurt manufacturing plant in May 2013 in Batavia, N.Y. Yogurt is the fastest-growing dairy category in the United States, with retail sales of yogurt drinks hitting nearly $6.4 billion in 2011, which is up 31 per cent from 2007, according to Mintel.
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Organic Monitor: Focus on taste to attract 'middle greens' to sustainable foods
Food Navigator
Want to attract consumers to your sustainably produced products? Focus on taste, and make it personal, according to experts speaking at Organic Monitor's Sustainable Foods Summit in Amsterdam earlier this month. A paper from sustainability communications firm Ogilvy Earth also examined how to target consumers effectively with environmental messaging.
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Industry voices on consumer demand for functional confectionery
Confectionery News
Does the industry believe there is strong demand among consumers for functional and healthier confectionery products? We asked several industry voices if a functional confectionery has the potential to go mainstream or if healthy chocolate, gum and candy is a misnomer reserved for niche health stores.
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Hershey price-fixing fine set at $4 million
just-food.com
Hershey has been fined $4 million after admitting to fixing the price of chocolate products in Canada. The Reese's maker has been hit with the penalty after owning up to its role in the collusion, which took place in 2007 and has also led to charges for companies including Nestlé and Mars Inc.
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Energy and antioxidants: Hot herbal candy trends
Confectionery News
Energy and antioxidants are the biggest trends for herbal sugar confectionery with acerola, guarana and green tea the hottest three ingredients, says Naturex. Use of botanical ingredients in sugared candy is a niche sub-sector of the broader market where vitamin and mineral fortification remains the top choice. Herbals like ginseng and guarana are used to tap into the energy trend and extracts like acerola, green tea and super fruits for antioxidants.
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Heating up sales in the frozen food category
Financial Post
Since opening its doors in 1957, McCain Foods has become one of Canada’s largest food manufacturers by revenue. However, things have changed since those post-war boom days. People have become more concerned about the nutritional quality of frozen foods and the use of additives and preservative. That has created a challenge for the entire frozen-food category.
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GrubHub: Gluten-free takeout orders up 60 per cent
Bakery And Snacks
Gluten-free takeout orders have grown almost 60 per cent since April 2012, according to digital food ordering service GrubHub. An analysis of orders from GrubHub's database of 20,000+ restaurants in more than 500 US cities also revealed that diners in the Pacific Northwest lead demand for gluten-free, with Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, topping the list of cities with the highest percentage of gluten-free orders.
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Fruit stickers could become obsolete
680 News
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away but peeling that annoying sticker off your apple can be a challenge. Now it seems that laser-etched fruit labels could soon make those stickers obsolete. The European Union has approved new regulations regarding the sale of fruit, now allowing food products to be lasered with the required codes — doing away with the need for stickers.
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