Food & Beverage
Mexico border referendum cancels massive Corona brewery
Government won’t grant operating permits for the plant, which is about two-thirds built.
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.
Distilleries using high proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer
Putting their spirits to work to help fill the shortage brought about by the coronavirus.
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
Noose placed on Wis. Molson Coors brewery shooter’s locker in 2015
Police investigators say so far “neither race nor racism has been identified as a factor in this incident.”
Seafood producers shift gears to adjust to coronavirus impact on markets
Postponed Boston seafood show creates further challenges for companies trying to reach alternative markets to Asia.
Tilray misses analyst expectations in Q4, follows February layoffs
Legal cannabis market slower than expected taking share from the elicit market due to distribution and product availability issues.
Mondelez buys majority stake in Give & Go Prepared Foods
Toronto-based food company makes two-bite brownies, brands include Create-A-Treat, Mason St. Bakehouse and the Worthy Crumb Pastry.
Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades
Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market
No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier less grocery store
At the new store, opening Feb. 25 in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets
Canntab awarded Health Canada cannabis research licence
Plans to produce oral delivery formulations including extended release, instant release and bi-layered hard pills.
Research tapping into craft brewing potential of Maritime wild hops
Second phase will move several varieties being studied from a federal farm to commercial breeders.
BevCanna doubles Vancouver manufacturing facility
Expecting standard processing licence as it prepares to initiate full-scale production.
Joint venture will market BevCanna-infused drinks in Europe
Will initially launch the LEV line of lightly sparkling fruit-flavoured CBD-infused spring water beverages and water-soluble powders.
Climate change could open new land to farming, but caution needed: study
Big winners would be Canada and Russia, more than four million square kilometres of boreal forest would become arable land.
US whiskey exports decline as trade dispute with EU persists
American distillers have been caught in the middle of a trans-Atlantic trade dispute since mid-2018.
BevCanna to deploy nano-delivery tech in cannabis-infused beverages
Will have the exclusive rights to commercialize the NextLeaf-owned technology.
Saputo makes sustainability pledge for progress by 2025
Committed to reducing air, water and waste impacts, use recyclable, renewable packaging.
‘Sizable gap’ between Tim’s performance and capability: CEO
RBI plans to fix the coffee-and-doughnut chain’s performance by elevating the quality of its core categories.
Factory farms provide abundant food, but environment suffers
Environmental Protection Agency began to count factory farms during the Obama administration but retreated when industry groups sued
Ardent Mills to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa operations
The Yuba City, California, facility will be Ardent Mills’ first gluten-free sourcing and cleaning facility with the ability to expand to additional grains
Dairy industry warns of price hike as a result of NB Saputo plant closure
Farmers will have to ship their milk as far as Victoriaville, Que., or Dartmouth, NS, for processing.
Hellmann’s Canada commits to using 100% recycled plastic
Initiative is projected to save one million kilograms of virgin plastic this year.
Climate change, pollution and urbanization threaten water in Canada
Where, when, and how much rain, snow or freezing rain falls is changing across the country.
Cott signs deal to sell S&D Coffee and Tea to Westrock Coffee
Part of the Mississauga beverage maker’s plan to focus on its water business.
Lukewarm sales, Tims seeks to reclaim Canadian brand identity
Chief corporate officer Duncan Fulton acknowledges that franchisees aren’t happy that some consumers no longer view Tim Hortons as a Canadian company
Quebec to expand deposit system to cover all drink containers by 2022
Deposit charged to containers ranging from 100 millilitres to two litres made of plastic, glass or metal.
Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip
Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.
Tim Hortons pulls last of its Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches
Initial enthusiasm from customers in Ontario and BC has waned: not enough demand to keep it as a permanent item.
Fish, sausage, even honey: Food fraud is hidden in plain sight
While the extent of global food fraud is difficult to quantify, the CFIA suggests it affects 10% of commercially sold food.
Switching grape varieties helps winemakers adapt to climate change: study
Wine grapes are sensitive to temperature, so many growers have been feeling the effects of a changing climate for decades.
Labatt acquires BC distillery known for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages
Goodridge & Williams makes the Nutrl vodka and vodka soda drinks, plus other spirits and mixed drinks.