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New online food safety program
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science has launched an expanded online interactive food safety training program for industry. “We are thrilled to offer the Guelph Food Academy to global food suppliers. Originally exclusive to Loblaw Companies Ltd. suppliers, this comprehensive training program is now being opened up to meet a demand in the global food processing industry,” states Dr. Art Hill, Chair of the Department of Food Science.
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CIFST Membership — Time to Renew!

2014 was an exciting year for CIFST. Among our many ground-breaking achievements…a record number of attendees attending the Canadian Breakfast at IFT in New Orleans and successfully hosting the IUFoST 2014 World Congress of Food Science and Technology in Montreal, where CIFST welcomed more than 1400 delegates from around the world and broke a Guinness World Record for the longest line of canned food (3.26 km) — and then donated all of the food collected (more than 44,966 cans) to Moisson Montréal, the largest food bank in Canada.
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Controlling obesity with potato extract
McGill Reporter
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be sure.
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All Albertan farms should respond to bird flu
The Poultry Site
All Albertan poultry producers, whether big or small, need to be aware of the bird flu situation in order to manage control, says a senior veterinarian. Proper precautions to protect flocks are required, stressed Dr Gerald Hauer, Alberta’s chief veterinarian, following British Columbia’s avian influenza outbreak.
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New proteins are creeping on trend
Food Navigator
Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads made with meal worms could be a thing of the future, according to one food trend expert. Insect proteins are “creeping” into consumers’ minds and becoming more acceptable, Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights director of Innovation, told FoodManufacture.co.uk.
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How restructuring at Unilever could lead to more portfolio adjustments
JustFood
Unilever is establishing a stand-alone unit for its spreads brands, prompting fresh speculation that the group could be preparing for a sale of the business. At the same time, this week's acquisition of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto would suggest that the Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant is prepared to invest in growth areas in food. Could these changes spell further portfolio adjustments?
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A wasted opportunity: Addressing $31 billion in food waste in Canada
Canadian Grocer
Four years ago Martin Gooch, partner and CEO of VCM International, drew attention his report that noted an astounding $27 billion in food is wasted annually in Canada. It turns out the amount is closer $31 billion – up 15% from previous estimations. Adversarial relationships within the food industry help increase waste and severely cut into profit margins, says the new report from VCM.
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Gougers face public shaming as feds tackle Canada-U.S. 'price discrimination'
Canadian Grocer
Companies would be forced to justify why their prices are higher in Canada than in the United States or face naming and shaming under federal legislation introduced Tuesday – a move some critics called misguided. Industry Minister James Moore said the aim is to protect Canadian consumers, not regulate prices.
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Toronto restaurants hop on new digital dining trend
CP24.com
After growing impatient waiting to order another round of drinks on a patio with friends, Cris Jucan picked up his smartphone hoping to find a solution. “At some point one of us said, ‘Why can’t we just order with our phones,’” Jucan said with a laugh. Now, two years later, Jucan has developed “maegan,” a mobile application capable of doing just that.
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Report: Food retail prices expected to increase in 2015, but only marginally
Food in Canada
Overall Canadian consumers can expect to pay a little more for their groceries in 2015, says a recent report. The Food Institute at the University of Guelph’s annual Food Price Report 2015 says retail food prices will increase between .3 per cent and 2.4 per cent, growing faster than inflation. The authors of the report say they expect prices for grains, fruits, and food from restaurants to be relatively stable in the coming year.
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Spice up the Indian premium chocolate market, says taster
Confectionery News
Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as green cumin and saffron, according to India’s only professional chocolate taster. L Nitin Chordia is India’s first and only certified chocolate taster, having obtained a chocolate tasting certificate in the UK from Seventy% run by Martin Christy.
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Study: Leafy greens thin blood and help oxygen circulation
Food Navigator
Nitrate from leafy greens may thin the blood and help oxygen circulate around the body more efficiently, according to one of three studies conducted by the University of Cambridge and Southampton. The first of the papers, published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, looked at the how nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach could reduce the production of the hormone erythropoietin, which determines red blood cell counts and thereby impacts our capacity to circulate oxygen and how thick our blood is.
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Faba bean: The sustainable protein of the future?
Food Navigator
Faba bean flour is a sustainable, cheaper way to make high-protein gluten-free breads, say European researchers. The faba bean – locally grown in Mediterranean countries as well as Canada, Africa and Asia and also known as the broad bean – has been used by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to develop high-protein breads, pasta and snacks as part of a wider EU project on sustainable proteins.

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Controlling obesity with potato extract
McGill Reporter
Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be sure.

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Slideshow: 10 chocolate trends for 2015
Confectionery News
Cargill and Innova Market Insights have highlighted key trends for chocolate in 2015 including the rise of real fruit inclusions, texture claims and transparent ingredient labelling. Ten trends that will define the year ahead were presented by Lu Ann Williams, head of research at Innova Market Insights and Cargill’s senior marketing manager for chocolate Brigitte Bayart in Cargill’s recent T for Trends webinar.

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Bakery for diabetics: How to storm into China
Bakery and Snacks
Developing baked goods for diabetics has heaps of potential in China given the rates of diabetes and mounting concern in the country, says Datamonitor Consumer. Figures suggest China has the world’s largest diabetes epidemic, with around 114,000 people diagnosed equating to 11.6 per cent of adults.
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Kraft will raise prices next year
Canadian Grocer
With a lower Canadian dollar and commodity costs on the upswing, grocery retailers and manufacturers are looking to raise prices. One company making the move is Kraft Canada, which says it intends to raise prices across several categories next year. Categories include coffee, bread spreads, meals, ready-to-drink beverages, powdered and liquid water enhancers, spoonables, coatings, desserts, baking and marshmallows.
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McDonald's extends customization test to chicken
Burger Business
McDonald’s is extending its “Create Your Taste” customization option to chicken as well as beef as it broadens testing to 30 stores in five states. Inclusion of chicken, confirmed by the company, makes sense given that beef prices are expected to continue to rise in 2015. This is not the only change as it green-lights expansion of the test: McDonald’s has jettisoned the “Build Your Burger” name initially used in favor of the “Create Your Taste” name it is using for a similar test in Australia.
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