Food & Beverage
Hormel Foods Canada donates meals to Second Harvest
Food manufacturer helps get protein-rich products to people who need it.
Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor
The mayor said public health officials have failed to ensure all migrant workers are tested for COVID-19
Winnipeg plant gets $100M to pull protein from peas, canola
Extracts for use in everything from protein shakes and meat-alternatives to non-dairy creamers and energy bars.
DFO rolls out funds for fish, seafood sector in response to COVID-19
Fisheries minister calls on Canadians to consider the importance of the seafood industry when buying food.
Ontario brewery employment triples in last decade amid craft beer growth
Growth among craft brewers more than offset declines in employment at larger beer companies.
Ontario restaurant patios reopening, but no singing or dancing
Anti-crooning commandments are rooted in science, and doctors with expertise in the matter agree.
Quebec’s COVID-19 outbreak among migrant farm workers ‘under control’
Eighteen of 49 temporary foreign workers at a Vegpro farm facility tested positive for COVID-19.
Animal rights activists say agriculture bill violates charter rights
Proposed law would increase protection for farmers against civil liability, fines for trespassing up to $15,000.
COVID-19 pandemic creates M&A opportunities: Saputo CEO
Dairy processor’s fourth quarter profits hit by COVID-related shift in consumer demand.
Carlsberg announces food access initiative amid COVID-19
Will donate $0.20 for every bottle and can of Danish Pilsner and Lite sold in Canada.
Quebec maple syrup producers set new production record
Trade group says this year’s harvest is estimated at more than 175 million pounds for all of Quebec
Ranchers, feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19
Cargill plant in High River shut down for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, now operating at about 60% capacity.
120 workers test positive for COVID-19 at farm near Simcoe
Approximately 20,000 migrant workers come to Ontario each year to work on farms and in greenhouses.
Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift
Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.
JBS beef plant returning to two shifts daily after COVID outbreak
650 workers at the Alberta plant have tested positive for virus and one has died.
Longer growing seasons have limited effect on combating climate change
If plant growth keeps increasing, length of the growing season could remove CO2 emissions from the atmosphere.
What Canada knows about food crises can help prevent shortages
Whatever the causes of food instability, there are demonstrable, viable solutions.
Steam Whistle pleads for empties as Beer Store expands returns
Toronto brewery is short of bottles because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a decline in returns.
COVID-19 brings new challenges to food and beverage industry
Be aware of the obstacles ahead so you can continue to meet supply chain and consumer needs.
BioNeutra joins Financial Time’s fastest growing 500
Edmonton manufacturer of sugar alternative VitaFiber posted a 135% three-year growth rate.
Second death at Cargill: calls for shutdown and worker input
OHS report says workers weren’t included in an internal review of circumstances leading to over 950 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Heavy hand would force inspectors into infected plants: union
Canadian Food Inspection Agency will treat refusals to work n plants where there have been COVID-19 outbreaks as acts of insubordination.
Funds to fight virus in meat plants might not move for months: feds
Details about who will have access to the federal funds and requirements are still being worked out.
Pandemic threatens to beef and pork producers: industry
Animals waiting to be processed are backing up, farmers are paying more to maintain them and considering culls.
First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures
Fishing entanglements have killed several of the highly-endangered animals.
Carbon neutral: Maple Leaf Foods aligns with Paris goals
The first major food company in the world to hit the target.
Ontario wineries struggle for way forward under COVID-19 restrictions
Businesses crippled sitting at an intersection of agriculture, retail, wholesale, exporting, and hospitality sectors.
Feds earmarking $77M to keep food processing industry safe
Union argues it’s still not safe inside the facilities that had coronovirus outbreaks and more needs to be done.
Feds to unveil emergency aid for agri-food sector hit hard by COVID-19
Farmers are making decisions about whether to plant crops, culling livestock because of reduced meat processing capacity.
COVID-19 impact felt by 81% of Canadian small business owners: CIBC
One-in-three business owners worry about the viability of their business over the next year, poll finds
Canopy Rivers invests $2M in Edmonton cannabis gummies company
Dynaleo has built a manufacturing facility, plans white-label production of CBD and THC edibles for the Canadian market.
Two more BC poultry plants report workers who have COVID-19
Operations in Metro Vancouver were ordered closed this month when workers tested positive.