Food & Beverage
Cannabis edibles on sale digitally via Ontario’s online store
Seventy new items tested by Health Canada can be purchased online.
Starbucks to open digital age pick up-focused spot in Toronto
Part of a trend in which companies are experimenting with take-out only locations.
Spirits of innovation: Black Fly wins with not too sweet
Ready-to-drink distiller sets its sights on growth, innovation and sustainability.
Maple Leaf CEO’s Iran plane crash comments unprecedented: experts
McCain `very angry’ that a colleague’s wife and child were among 57 Canadians killed when the aircraft was shot down.
Australian dairy signs licensing deal to use EnWave dehydration technology
Ballantyne has exclusive rights to produce dairy products in Australia using radiant energy vacuum process.
Impossible Foods unveils plant-based pork, sausage
Rolling out to restaurants first, company isn’t yet saying when it will come to groceries.
Another major US dairy seeks bankruptcy protection
Borden has filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major US dairy to do so in as many months.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
Green status for Sleeman: First brewer to achieve 3RCertified
Diverts 98% of its solid waste from the Guelph, Ont. brewery.
Food bar with Canadian sweetener aids athletes in the gym: study
No variability of glucose and insulin levels, so athletes didn’t experience peaks and valleys.
Maple syrup production reaches record high while honey output drops
Maple products rose to $517.5 million on higher output as honey output and number of bee colonies declined.
Canadians spent $908M at cannabis stores since legalization: StatCan
Access to cannabis stores increased as the number of retail stores jumped from 217 in March to 407 in July.
Alberta loses beer battle in Appeal Court, won’t have to repay brewers
Court of Appeal tossed out part of an earlier judgment that granted two out-of-province brewers more than $2 million in damages.
Court rejects Nestle plan for bottled water pump building
Appeals court over-rules circuit judge who had granted Nestle’s request to put a booster pumping structure in an area zoned for agricultural uses.
CFIA cancels licences of three food companies in massive meat recall
Companies are no longer allowed to slaughter animals or prepare meat products, including for export
Canadian convenience store giant Couche Tard makes $7.7B bid for Caltex
If the offer is accepted, the Laval, Que.-based Couche-Tard would make a first breakthrough in the Australian market.
RCMP not to blame for losses in 2003 NB fishery riot
Fish plant burned down in Shippagan after the DFO reallocated crab quotas.
Waterloo Brewing loses $2.1M in social engineering cyber attack
Involved the impersonation of a creditor employee and fraudulent wire transfer requests.
Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe
Sales of plant-based meat substitutes have grown an average of 22% annually in Eastern Europe over the last five years, and 13% annually in Western Europe.
Premium Brands down on indirect fallout of China’s swine fever outbreak
Company says prices for specialty pork products it imports from Europe spiked because China is importing much more pork.
Ben & Jerry’s sued over ‘happy cow’ characterization
False advertising by saying the milk and cream in its products comes from “happy cows.”
Despite fires, California wine is doing just fine for now
Overall, vintners estimate that the region lost only about 5% of its harvest to fire and smoke.
Maple Leaf Foods to reduce environmental footprint and become carbon neutral
Plan is based on reducing emissions and investing in environmental projects in Canada and the US.
B.C. site testing over 700 samples of kombucha for alcohol levels
Alcohol is a normal byproduct of the fermentation process but levels can increase as kombucha products sit.
McCain Foods NB potato plant expansion to create 80 jobs
Will install an advanced tech potato specialty production line ready to roll by 2021.
Pork, beef exports to China to resume after five-month suspension
China still bans the import of Canadian canola seed, alleging contamination; that dispute has gone to the WTO.
Second McDonald’s executive out after CEO fired
CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired for violating company policy by having a consensual relationship with an employee.
Sobeys benches divert 720,000 plastic bags from landfill
Ultimate Picnic Table made by LakeCity Plastics in Dartmouth is unveiled at the Halifax Waterfront.
Molson Coors Brewing cutting 400 to 500 jobs and restructuring operations
Montreal-based brewer will also close its Denver office and designate Chicago as its North American operational headquarters.
Lassonde juice maker buying BC’s Sun-Rype for $100M
Acquisition strengthens Quebec company’s presence in Canadian and US markets.
Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing US$100 million to improve recycling collection and processing.
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