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News Food & Beverage General
April 28, 2020  

Restaurants relying on Uber Eats angry about weekend outage

Shutdowns to the delivery service lasted hours and caused massive drops in sales.

News Food & Beverage Government General
April 27, 2020  

Feds invest $2.5M to grow agri-food e-business during COVID-19

Will help provide consumers with access to a wide variety of food and agriculture products.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 27, 2020  

Poultry plant in Coquitlam closed by health authority over COVID-19

Two workers at the facility operated by Superior Poultry Processors Ltd. have tested positive for the virus

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
April 27, 2020  

Ottawa announces $62.5M aid for fish and seafood sector

Earmarked for PPE and to help fish and seafood companies adapt their plants to comply with health directives.

News Food & Beverage General
April 24, 2020  

Workers at second BC poultry plant test positive for COVID-19

Investigations underway at both facilities, appears workers and management staff moved between the plants.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
April 23, 2020  

Preventive measures at Alberta meat plants too late to stop outbreaks

COVID-19’s toll on meat packing sector grows with two shutdowns in Alberta and one in Quebec.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 23, 2020  

Alberta investigating virus outbreaks at two beef processing plants

Probes are looking at the circumstances surrounding potential exposure of workers.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 23, 2020  

Horgan tells workers stay home if sick after virus outbreak at chicken plant

28 workers at the United Poultry plant in Vancouver tested positive for COVID-19, facility has been closed.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 23, 2020  

Dare Foods supports food banks during COVID

The Cambridge-based manufacturer fully operational as an essential service, following measures to keep employees safe.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 22, 2020  

Alberta meat plant staff scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work: union

JBS trying to ensure its plant remains open, providing support for workers and their families infected with the virus.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 22, 2020  

Broken supply links bedevil easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Shutdown of an Alberta meat plant, empty planes from China highlight the challenges of maintaining supply chains.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Clean Works produce cleaner repurposed to sanitize N95 masks

Technology approved by Health Canada to be sent to health-care facilities.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Virus forces Cargill meat packing plant to pause production

High River facility linked to more than 350 cases of the novel coronavirus.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

Corby Spirit and Wine delivering several COVID-19 initiatives

Hiram Walker & Sons distillery has committed to produce up to 20,000 litres of hand sanitizer per week

News Food & Beverage General
April 20, 2020  

JBS shuts down Minnesota pork plant hit by COVID-19 outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Health reported over the weekend that 26 workers and five relatives of workers have tested positive for the coronavirus

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 20, 2020  

Plants operating 24/7 to meet demand for food amid COVID-19

At Campbell Soup Co., more orders during one week in March than are typically seen in the entire month.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 15, 2020  

Challenging times for Canada’s beer industry: Beer Canada

Trends update shows number of breweries growing but domestic sales are in decline.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 15, 2020  

Enough food but COVID-19 will still cause challenges: Bibeau

Labour shortages on farms and illness among employees at processing plants affect the food supply.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 14, 2020  

Union ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant

Demanding a two-week closure to assess safety and guaranteed full compensation for the plant’s approximately 2,000 workers.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 14, 2020  

Farmers, food processors to get fed funds to help foreign workers isolate

Essential to the food supply, must quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada.

News Food & Beverage General
April 13, 2020  

Harvey’s and Bauer Hockey come together during COVID-19

Guests ordering at Harvey’s drive-throughs will now pay on a payment machine attached to the end of a Bauer hockey stick.

News Food & Beverage General
April 13, 2020  

McCain Foods donates 20M pounds of potatoes to combat food insecurity

The Canadian Food system has been stretched by the impacts of COVID-19

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 8, 2020  

Maple Leaf Foods suspends operations in Brampton

Investigating three COVID-19 cases involving people working at that facility.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 6, 2020  

BevCanna launches cannabis-infused beverage powder

Jase will be available for sale in licensed dispensaries in California this year.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 2, 2020  

Empty grocery shelves don’t mean we’re out of food

Currently seeing demand-based shortages, not supply-based shortages.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 30, 2020  

Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee

Production at Harmony Beef was halted after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 26, 2020  

Food companies boost employee pay during COVID-19 outbreak

Maple Leaf, Cargill and Mondelez are among the food processors taking measures to prop up employees

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 26, 2020  

Nestle Canada giving temporary raises to factory, distribution workers

$3 per hour, retroactive to March 16; bonus also applies to salaried employees in the factories who cannot work from home.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 24, 2020  

Mexico border referendum cancels massive Corona brewery

Government won’t grant operating permits for the plant, which is about two-thirds built.

News Food & Beverage General
March 18, 2020  

Tweed’s first THC-infused drink ships nationwide

The THC/CBD beverage will be available on provincial eCommerce platforms and at brick-and-mortar retail locations across Canada.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Distilleries using high proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

Putting their spirits to work to help fill the shortage brought about by the coronavirus.

News Food & Beverage General
March 11, 2020  

Feds invest $2.3M in potato disease research

As part of the project, the Canadian Horticulture Council will survey potato fields to determine the levels of Potato Early Dying disease