Food & Beverage
Manitoba pushes economic rebound as COVID-19 cluster grows
There were 16 new cases reported in the province Aug. 12, for a total of 587 infections.
Windsor to proceed with Stage 3 reopening cautiously: Mayor
Windsor-Essex region was left behind in the economic reopening because of virus outbreaks on local farms.
Liberals announce $18M in funding for small food producers
Will help companies weather COVID impacts and be well-positioned for future business.
Noble Foods Nutrition acquires co-packing activities of Betty Lou’s
Expands Montreal energy bar contract manufacturer’s presence in the North American market.
Public Health Agency of Canada says more illnesses linked to U.S. grown onions
Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif., is expanding its recall of red, yellow, white and sweet yellow varieties
New project supports Canadian food processing needs
Ingredient suppliers to work with processors to develop new plant-based protein products
More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned
The union which represents 2,000 Maple Leaf workers in Brandon has called for the plant to be shut down until the spread is under control
Critical pest prevention measures during the pandemic for food processors
Although any pest is detrimental for stock, food safety and audit scores, rodents are particularly troublesome
Tim Hortons sales fall by one third as RBI feels the pain of pandemic
The parent of Tim Hortons and Burger King says net income fell to US$163 million in the quarter ended June 30
HelloFresh becomes first global carbon-neutral meal kit company
The company commits to offset 100% of its direct carbon emissions from 2020 onwards
Ont. govt. investing $2.35M in advanced animal research
Research investment will help farmers safely manage livestock
Terramera supports Business Council of B.C.’s economic recovery initiative
Initiative will leverage B.C.’s agri-tech sector to grow jobs in the innovation economy and tackle climate change
Maple Leaf Foods earns $25.7M in Q2 on higher plant protein sales
The company says its net income amounted to 21 cents per share for the three months ended June 30
New Brunswick beekeepers say 2020 will be a sweet year for honey production
Despite the impacts of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be a good year for honey production
Fisheries subsidies fuel ocean depletion and hurt coastal communities
Fishing subsidies are resulting in serious overfishing
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food’s murky supply chains
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains
Yukoners turn to farming to build self sufficiency, market for local food
As Yukon’s local food business develops, there’s potential to start exporting food products to Alaska or southern Canada
Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image
Suits that seek millions in damages from defendants that include nearly 20 small companies.
BevCanna signs deal to bring cannabis products to Saskatchewan
Weed Pool will distribute and sell beverages and extracts through its retail distribution network.
BevCanna signs LOI for white label deal with BC’s State B Beverage
Companies will create a concept that combines functional beverages and cannabis drinks.
The verdict: Canada’s legalization of cannabis is a success
To be addressed: amnesty for those convicted of simple possession and use when cannabis was illegal.
Meet the new brew crew: Station Beverage’s cold coffee takes off
Innovation and a beer-inspired process take canned beverages to commercial reality.
McCain Foods focuses on more sustainable French fries
Three Farms of the Future will showcase how regenerative farming practices and the latest agricultural technology can be implemented at scale.
Class action lawsuit alleges Cargill failed to take COVID-19 precautions
Guardian Law Group seeks damages for harm done to family members, friends and other people in close contact with Cargill employees.
Vegpro, Cascades partner on 100% recycled plastic packaging for salads
New containers improve airflow and prolong conservation time by limiting the build up of excess humidity.
BevCanna exclusive Canadian manufacturer of Marianna CBD beverage
LOI agreement has BevCanna making the beverage line and Marianna handling national sales and marketing.
First global LOI for THC-infused gummy manufacturer Dynaleo
Will make and distribute cannabis-infused vegan gummies under the Pantry brand within the Canadian market.
Diageo goes green with carbon neutral distillery in Kentucky
New distillery moves the company closer to sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
NL Liquor Corp. changing ‘Old Sam’ log; concerns about racist branding
The move follows several other companies making changes as global protests prompted scrutiny of racism in product branding.
Windsor health unit asks for help as more farm workers contract COVID-19
COVID-19 cases on local farms have complicated Windsor-Essex’s transition to the second stage of reopening
Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. needs better plan for local industry: AG
Sales of local alcohol products through the corporation have risen significantly.
Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19
Cargill and JBS Canada plants in Alberta process about 70% of Canada’s beef.