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CIFST Supplier Expo in Manitoba
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CIFST Supplier Expo in Manitoba Exhibitor registration closes on Sept. 6, 2012. Only a few spots left. Learn who is exhibiting. Find out more. Do not miss out this opportunity to showcase your products and services! More

Necessity of the use of food categories in food facility registrations and updates to food categories
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Entitled 'Suicidality: Prospective Assessment of Occurrence in Clinical Trials' issued in Sept. 2010. DATES: Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by Oct. 15, 2012. More

General Mills says health has become 'a primary driver of innovation'
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General Mills claims it has improved the nutritional profile of 68 per cent of its product line by sales volume since 2005, reformulating to include more fiber, calcium and whole grains, and less sodium, saturated fat, trans fat and added sugar. The company started tracking health improvements in its products in 2005, when it set goals for a number of reformulation challenges, such as cutting sodium by an average of 20 per cent in its ten top-selling categories by 2015. More

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Chemroy Canada Inc., represents SS across Canada. SS has a wide variety of AYE’s for any savoury application. Clean label versions are available. For more information go to our website or email

Egg-busting study faces further fire
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Nutritionists are rushing to defend eggs after the publication of a study linking them to coronary artery disease by researchers from Western University. The US Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) And American Egg Board (AEB) has issued a statement stressing that eggs had been shown to have a wide range of health benefits. They provide 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and antioxidants, all for just 70 calories, they state. More

Yogurt wars get serious
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A shortage of liquidity has proven transformative not just for Greek banks, but also for Greek yogurt. The thick, protein rich version of the North American breakfast staple, which is strained to remove excess liquid, has upended a previously stable segment of the food industry long dominated by a handful of conglomerates. Those companies are now scrambling to capture a piece of a rapidly expanding market, lest they land at the bottom in a swift rebalancing of the yogurt trade. And in both Canada and the United States, a niche Canadian brand, Liberté, is playing a pivotal role. More

Starbucks food waste transformed into bioplastics
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Starbucks' food waste sent to a 'food biorefinery' has been turned into bioplastics that can be used in packaging thanks to Hong Kong researchers. The biorefinery changed food waste such as spent coffee grounds and stale bakery goods from the retail chain in Hong Kong into succinic acid for making plastics. VOIR PLUS

Study: Buckwheat flour improves nutrition and texture in gluten-free bread
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Buckwheat flour significantly improves the nutritional and textural properties in gluten-free bread formulations, a study has found. Findings showed that the inclusion of up to 40 per cent of buckwheat flour in formulations had favourable impacts on the leavening characteristics of gluten-free breads and thus overall quality. More

Food additive altered to suppress hunger
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Dieters could suppress their appetite by eating yogurts and smoothies laced with a new 'anti-hunger' powder that turns into a gel when it reaches their stomach, scientists claim. The new ingredient, a modified form of a commonly used food additive, could help people lose weight by making them feel full after eating smaller amounts of food, according to German scientists. More

Corn shortage forces trade-off between food and ethanol
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Ethanol is now on the verge of becoming the more expensive fuel, based on recent benchmark New York Harbor prices. Blame it on corn, the ingredient of choice for making ethanol in North America. Towering corn stalks typically dominate the midsummer landscape across the farm belt, but not this year, as a devastating drought threatens to wipe out as much as a quarter of the U.S. corn crop. Ontario officials say 10 to 20 per cent of the province’s crop may be ruined. More

Inspection modernization: IMO invitation
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The Federal Budget 2011 provided the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with funding over five years to modernize and strengthen food safety in Canada. This represents an exciting opportunity for the CFIA to build on the existing foundation and improve current inspection approaches and tools. More

 IMO Invitation: Additional industry face-to-face sessions across Canada in September and October 2012

Area Date Time Language Location
National Capital Region August 28, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. English, with interpretation Villa Marconi Conference Centre, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON
Halifax (Dartmouth), NS September 27, 2012 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. English Days Inn Dartmouth, 20 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth, NS
Burnaby, BC October 2, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. English Executive Hotel & Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (BC) TBC
Winnipeg, MB October 3, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. English Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg (MB) TBC
Drummondville, QC October 15, 2012 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. French Best Western Plus Hôtel Universel, 915 Hains Street, Drummondville (QC)
Mississauga, ON October 17, 2012 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. English Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, 970 Dixon Road, Toronto (ON)

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