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Canada's coolest food innovation doesn't need to be frozen
Pique
You may soon find your favourite ice cream brand on the grocery store shelf where you least expected it. It may sound like an oxymoron, but, thanks to a team of Montreal researchers, there now exists a frozen dessert that you don't have to keep in the freezer. Frisson is the creation of a 16-student team from McGill University's Food Science program, a unique sorbet-like dessert that can be stored at room temperature in its original liquid form.
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China's latest food scandal the first to ensnare the likes of McDonald's, Starbucks
The Globe and Mail
The beef was several months past its due date but it would be mixed with fresher cuts and shipped out anyway. On the factory floor, meat dropped on the ground, recycled beef patties and defective chicken nuggets were all tossed back into the production chain. The revelations last weekend from an undercover report by Shanghai-based Dragon TV were astonishing – and yet familiar.
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Canadian beef: Mechanically-tenderized beef label rules will change next month
The Huffington Post
Canadian shoppers will be able to see next month if the beef they're buying has been mechanically tenderized. Labelling regulations to take effect Aug. 21 are designed to protect consumers after the largest meat recall in the country's history two years ago. Health Canada says beef that has been mechanically tenderized must have a sticker saying that.
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New rules on menu for Halifax food trucks
The Chronicle Herald
Halifax's food truck scene is expected to heat up under new rules being proposed for the mobile food vendors. City staff are recommending sweeping changes to Halifax's food truck bylaws, including allowing mobile canteens to open earlier for breakfast, share sites and sell food from bicycle wagons. In a report set to go before regional council Tuesday, municipal staff is also recommending five new food truck sites: Purdys Lane, DeWolf Park, the Dingle, Point Pleasant Park and Kearney Lake Beach.
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Walmart uses digital and social to reach multicultural shopper
Canadian Grocer
Walmart Canada is in the midst of a Facebook campaign timed to coincide with the Muslim holiday Eid. It’s part of an ongoing effort to position itself as a one-stop shop among multicultural consumers. Recently, the national discount retailer posted a recipe for Chicken Biryani on Facebook and asked followers if they were getting ready for Eid, traditionally a feast day marking the end of Ramadan and a month of fasting.
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Vendors: Operating food trucks a challenge in Toronto
Global News
Summer is the season for food trucks, but many vendors say despite the new regulations it's still a challenge doing business in the city. "That's the hardest part. There is nowhere to park 'cause there are restaurants all over Toronto," said Bryan Siu-Chong who is co-founder of MeNU Food Truck. Siu-Chong says the biggest snag in the mobile vending permits is the 50-metre rule. According to the permit, food trucks must have 50 metres between the truck's location and a restaurant.
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No special help for flooded Prairie farmers
Global News
Ottawa is not offering Prairie farmers any immediate, special help to recover from this year`s flood, which some peg at costing producers $1 billion in lost revenue. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz told a news conference in Winnipeg that affected farmers will be eligible to apply for help under existing insurance programs. Those programs worked well for those affected by the 2011 flood and they will do the same for farmers now, he said.
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Mars Chocolate North America follows Nestlé, Hershey with price hike
Confectionery News
Mars Chocolate North America has become the latest to introduce wholesale price increases after similar moves from Nestlé and Hershey. It has introduced a 7 per cent price increase for most of its portfolio, although levels vary by product. Ampy Vasquez, senior manager, brand public relations, at Mars Chocolate North America said: “In the three years since our last price increase, in March 2011, we have invested significantly in the category and have experienced a dramatic increase in our costs of doing business.
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Lindt plays safe with Russell Stover buy
Just Food
Lindt & Sprungli's acquisition of U.S. confectioner Russell Stover Candies has come as a surprise to analysts. It is the Swiss group's first purchase for 16years and one in a developed, rather than emerging, market. However, Lindt believes it would be have been foolish to pass on the opportunity and expansion in developing markets is still on the cards.
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UN tightens regulation on lead in infant formula lead and arsenic in rice
Food Navigator
The United Nation's food standards body has adopted new maximum levels for lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. The Codex Alimentarius Commission, jointly run by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), adopted a maximum level for arsenic in rice of 0.2 mg/kg and a recommendation that no more than 0.01 mg/kg of lead be permitted in infant formula.
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Frito-Lay snack patent: It's baked, but tastes fried
Bakery and Snacks
Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its manufacturing process to bake snacks that maintain the taste and texture of a fried product using a hydration step. The snack giant filed patents for the same process in Europe, Canada and China but they remain pending. Since the U.S. patent grant, Frito-Lay has filed a request to patent a corn-based snack made following its method.
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Report: 40 per cent of Brits ready to try insects
Food Navigator
Canadean asked 2000 U.K. consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them said they would try insects of which 127 said they would be interested in eating them regularly. With 40 tonnes of bugs and grubs for every human on earth, insects are an abundant and sustainable food source. They are rich in protein, iron and calcium and low in fat and cholesterol.
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Tim Hortons' store of the future? Quinoa salads, beer taps and cold brew coffee
Financial Post
Salads with quinoa and others with black beans. A gift wall with beer glasses and wine carafes. Cold-brewed coffee and loose-leaf teas in flavours such as Moroccan Mint and Vanilla Rooibos. It doesn't look like a typical Tim Hortons outlet, but it might be one day.

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Canada's coolest food innovation doesn't need to be frozen
Pique
You may soon find your favourite ice cream brand on the grocery store shelf where you least expected it. It may sound like an oxymoron, but, thanks to a team of Montreal researchers, there now exists a frozen dessert that you don't have to keep in the freezer. Frisson is the creation of a 16-student team from McGill University's Food Science program, a unique sorbet-like dessert that can be stored at room temperature in its original liquid form.

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University of Guelph professor: Ice cream stands the test of time
University of Guelph
Ice cream. It's the snack that draws fans from the youngest children to the oldest seniors, and it has stood the test of time. When ice cream manufacturers want to learn the craft, they turn to University of Guelph food science professor Doug Goff. Goff teaches the University's long-running "Ice Cream Technology" course and is regarded as the leading Canadian expert on making ice cream.

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$1 million in funding supports honeybee health surveillance study
Lab Product News
A four-year-nationwide surveillance project to document the health profile of honey bee colonies in Canada is being supported with funding of $1 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The funding is being provided to the Beekeepers Commission of Alberta, which will initiate the work on the surveillance project. The study will be led by Dr. Carlos Castillo and his team at the National Bee Diagnostic Centre in Beaverlodge, AB and will be completed over four years.
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A tiny bug is destroying the world's citrus crop and science is still years from a cure
Financial Post
Anyone who delights in freshly squeezed orange juice or eats grapefruit for breakfast should take a moment to stop and savor the taste of those citrus fruits. Many of them are at risk of being destroyed by a disease spread by an invasive pest that's been sweeping across the citrus-producing regions of the world. "It's horrible — it's a disaster,"” says Fred Gmitter, a professor of horticulture science at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center.
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Spreadable cookie dough, smoked pickles are the latest foods trends of 2014
The Huffington Post
Spreadable cookie dough for toast, bourbon-spiked pickles and smoked chocolate chips are a few of the foods predicted to trend in the premium food world following a gourmet summer food fair. Food experts and trendspotters from publications and sites like TheKitchn, Food & Wine magazine, and Better Homes & Gardens rounded up five of the hottest food trends out of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York this month.
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