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News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
June 18, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government General
June 16, 2020  

Ontario restaurant patios reopening, but no singing or dancing

Anti-crooning commandments are rooted in science, and doctors with expertise in the matter agree.

News Food & Beverage General
June 12, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 9, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
June 5, 2020  

COVID-19 pandemic creates M&A opportunities: Saputo CEO

Dairy processor’s fourth quarter profits hit by COVID-related shift in consumer demand.

News Food & Beverage General
June 4, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General Production
June 2, 2020  

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

News Food & Beverage General
June 2, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 2, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 26, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 20, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 19, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 19, 2020  

What Canada knows about food crises can help prevent shortages

Whatever the causes of food instability, there are demonstrable, viable solutions.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 14, 2020  

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.

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 14, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 12, 2020  

BioNeutra joins Financial Time’s fastest growing 500

Edmonton manufacturer of sugar alternative VitaFiber posted a 135% three-year growth rate.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Operations
May 12, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 11, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 11, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 8, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 7, 2020  

First right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence trigger some fisheries closures

Fishing entanglements have killed several of the highly-endangered animals.

Feature Food & Beverage General Sustainability
May 7, 2020  

Carbon neutral: Maple Leaf Foods aligns with Paris goals

The first major food company in the world to hit the target.

News Food & Beverage General
May 7, 2020  

Ontario wineries struggle for way forward under COVID-19 restrictions

Businesses crippled sitting at an intersection of agriculture, retail, wholesale, exporting, and hospitality sectors.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 6, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 5, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
May 4, 2020  

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

News Food & Beverage General
May 4, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage General Production
April 30, 2020  

Two more BC poultry plants report workers who have COVID-19

Operations in Metro Vancouver were ordered closed this month when workers tested positive.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 29, 2020  

Nutella maker closes Brantford plant after workers test positive for virus

Employees worked in the same areas and hadn’t been in the plant for almost two weeks before getting their test results.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 29, 2020  

Maple Leaf’s pandemic costs will add up to $20M to Q2 expenses

Extra spending includes increased labour, personal protective equipment, sanitation, other expenses.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 28, 2020  

Dairy processors to lose $100M if USMCA takes effect in July: Plett

Processors stand to lose upwards of $100 million if the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement takes effect as scheduled.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 28, 2020  

McDonald’s Canada to use imported beef amid supply concerns

Cites limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill.