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Hamilton will pilot food allergy injectors in restaurants
CBC News
The city will put an auto-injector, often known as Epipens, in a local food court or a nationally recognized food chain as a pilot project before putting one in every city restaurant. The pilot will start in March and run for a year, with the results assessed before it expands to every eating establishment. The goal is to save the lives of people with serious food allergies. Councillor Lloyd Ferguson called it "the right thing to do."
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Food prices skyrocket in Manitoba
CBC News
It's getting more expensive to eat healthy in Manitoba. New figures from Statistics Canada show in Manitoba fresh vegetables cost 23.5 per cent more this September, compared to last September. Distributors blame a cold snap in California, a stunted Manitoba growing season, and recent provincial tax increases. "Cauliflower went from roughly around $22 a box to $45 a box," said Munther Zeid, who owns a number of Foodfare grocery stores in Winnipeg.
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Frozen bakery will to soar to $32.5 billion by 2018
Bakery and Snacks
The global frozen bakery market will reach $32.5 billion by 2018, with the Asia-Pacific market promising the greatest growth, according to new report findings. The report shows that within this sector, Europe led the way in terms of value in 2012, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific. Overall, the report estimated a compounded annual growth rate of 7.1 per cent for the forecast period.
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'Sugar salmon' expected to be first ever GM food approved for sale
Canada.com
A new "super salmon" is expected to be approved for sale in the U.S. within the next few weeks, reigniting a heated debate over genetically-modified food. The salmon would be the first GM animal ever approved for human consumption, and has been under development in Massachusetts for 18 years. It is expected to be cleared for sale soon by the US Food and Drug Administration, and now American supermarkets are coming under increasing pressure to refuse to stock the fish.
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Recipe for agri-food success
Financial Post
After five years of negotiations, Canada has concluded the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the EU. With CETA complete, the prospect exists for significant gains for Canada, as indicated in a 2008 Canada-EU Joint study which suggested a $12 billion boost to the Canadian economy and an increase in bilateral trade of over 20 per cent. Canadian agri-food is expected to be an important driver of these benefits.
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New mobile food ordering system for Bernoulli's, Blue Chip, others
The Ubyssey
The AMS is beta testing a mobile ordering system for some of their food outlets. The mobile website, Lunchstreet, allows students to order food and drinks from Bernoulli's Bagels, Blue Chip Cookies, The Pit Pub Burger Bar and The Gallery; granted that they're 19 or older for the latter. The order will be ready for pickup within the time frame shown on the website. According to Nancy Toogood, Food and Beverage Manager for the AMS, many students have not heard about the website because it is still in beta test mode.
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Nova Scotia egg farmer defies quota system
The Poultry Site
A Kings County egg farmer is taking on the province's quota system, vowing to keep up the fight even as Nova Scotia's egg board denies his request to keep hundreds of chickens. CBC News reports that Aaron Hiltz has more than 700 birds on his farm in Lake George and under provincial egg marketing regulations, he's only allowed 100 without a quota. His hens, he said, are free to roam in fields and don't live in cages, offering customers something different when they buy eggs.
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Maple Leaf Foods stock jumps news of possible bakery business sale
CTV News
Maple Leaf Foods has put its bakery business on the auction block, as it explores possibilities that would get the most out of its 90 per cent stake in Canada Bread. Chief executive Michael McCain said recently that while the company hasn't decided the future of the bread operations, a sale is on the shortlist of possibilities. "We started a process to consider alternatives," he said in an interview. If a deal materializes, popular brands like Dempster's, Tenderflake, and Olivieri pastas would find themselves in the hands of a new owner.
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Rabobank reveals positive Q3 for global pork
Global Meat News
Rabobank has reported that the global pork industry has experienced a positive third quarter with double-digit increases in almost all major producing areas compared with Q2. The positive figures have been due to tighter supplies in the U.S., which occurred because of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus and the E.U.'s new sow legislation, which was implemented in January.
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Antioxidant benefits found in mango peels
Fresh Fruit Portal
All the mango peels that go to waste have potential for use in value added products due to compounds that act as antioxidants, according to a study from Colombian and Brazilian researchers. Scientists from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UN) and Universidad Estadual de Campinas discovered "significant results" in obtaining active compounds using different extraction methods from mango waste.
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Intelligent packaging to dominate future F&B market
Confectionery News
Technology will play a more prominent role in the on-going task to supply people with food in the next five to 10 years with intelligent packaging becoming more popular for getting data about shelf-life. Manufacturers can optimize their operational effiency in respect to energy savings, machine turn around and hygienic design by taking a holistic view of the entire manufacturing process.
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Marks and Spencer outlines Simply Food expansion plans
Just-Food
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has revealed plans to more than double the number of its Simply Food stores it opens a year in the U.K. The retailer recently announced plans for a significant expansion of its Simply Food network in the U.K. through the opening of around 150 stores over the next three years. M&S has 427 owned and franchise Simply Food outlets across the country.
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Hamilton will pilot food allergy injectors in restaurants
CBC News
The city will put an auto-injector, often known as Epipens, in a local food court or a nationally recognized food chain as a pilot project before putting one in every city restaurant. The pilot will start in March and run for a year, with the results assessed before it expands to every eating establishment. The goal is to save the lives of people with serious food allergies. Councillor Lloyd Ferguson called it "the right thing to do."

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Health Canada takes over food safety agency
Global News
Responsibility for the agency that polices the safety of the country's food supply is moving to Health Canada from Agriculture. The low-key reorganization will place responsibility for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with the Health Department, alongside the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Research: Frozen fruit, vegetables may be more nutritious than fresh
Food Navigator
Frozen fruit and vegetables may contain higher levels of essential vitamins and potentially healthy antioxidants than their fresh counterparts, according to new research. Two new studies investigating the nutritional content of the most commonly bought fruit and vegetables have revealed that frozen products have higher levels of certain vitamins and some antioxidants than their fresh counterparts — after three days of storage.
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Awesome fast food packaging that cuts waste and grows waists
Wired
One frosty night, designer Seul Bi Kim was walking home from McDonald's with one hand frozen from holding her oversized soda and the and the other clutching a burger and fries that were getting soggier by the second. At home, most customers would have made do with the mushy meal that resulted, but Kim, a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, decided to put her skills to work on behalf of high-calorie connoisseurs the world over. Two weeks later she had developed the "Togo Package," a fast food concept that serves up a perfect pairing of origami and obesity.
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