Food & Beverage
Canadian food supplies at risk if climate change not slowed: UN
Drastic changes needed to agricultural practices, human consumption habits and forestry management.
Polar Bear Genome opens its research and production plant in Leduc
Will manufacture ingredient extracts and isolates, natural health and medicinal cannabis products.
Tim Hortons bets future growth on trends and innovation in competitive market
Restaurant Brands International says rapid adoption of new tastes and technologies is helping drive sales growth across its more than 26,000 restaurants globally.
Battle over vegan cheese label is a freedom of expression issue: lawyers
Some current restrictions of Section 5, Food and Drug Act are too broad and the language outdated.
New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market with spiked seltzers
Looking beyond traditional alcoholic beverages into the market for cannabis-infused drinks.
Beyond Meat raises 2019 outlook but shares slump on offering
In the April-June period, Beyond Meat reported a net loss of US$9.4 million.
Federal Court orders ‘Product of Israel’ labels off West Bank wines
Decision means the Canada Food Inspection Agency must decide anew how the wines should be labelled.
Quebec to clamp down on cannabis candies in effort to protect kids
Ottawa will legalize edible products on October 17, but it will take at least another 60 days for products to hit the shelves.
LCBO says distribution issues to be resolved by Civic Holiday weekend
LCBO has stressed that there were no supply shortages but acknowledged that deliveries were moving at a slower pace than usual.
A&W looks to more innovation to drive growth after Beyond Meat success
The company added Beyond Meat burgers to its menu in July 2018.
Chinese importers looking at buying more US farm goods
Beijing blocked imports of U.S. soybeans and raised tariffs on other farm products in response to Trump’s duty increases on Chinese goods.
Loblaw’s ‘overzealous’ algorithm use sees sluggish same store sales growth
The grocery chain reported a second-quarter profit of $286 million, essentially flat when compared with the same quarter a year ago.
Vancouver police say they found large marijuana cooking operation
Operation had allegedly been selling high-potency cannabis oils to black market.
Nova Scotia frozen food company approved for $2.1M capital project rebate
World’s largest supplier of frozen wild blueberries is planning an $8.5 million capital investment to create an improved packaging line.
900 food items from China flagged with ‘problems’ over two years
Conservatives want the government to step up inspections on all products from China and consider slapping tariffs on imports.
Legal pot price as much as 80% more than illicit: StatCan
Share of StatsCannabis respondents purchasing pot illegally rose to 59% during the quarter, up from 55% in the first quarter.
LCBO says delivery shortage affecting stores
Technology updates at its Durham Retail Service Centre in mid-June caused some interruption in service and led to poor stock in a number of stores.
Doubts intensify for dog owners, vets about grain free pet food after FDA report
There’s a list of 16 brands the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says may be associated with a greater risk of canine heart disease.
Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a new lottery on Aug. 20 for the next 42 retail store authorizations.
Ontario constructs new swine research facility
Facility will support research into animal health, consumer-oriented research and environmental factors.
Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse, bourbon flows into river
Lightning might have been a factor, but fire investigators haven’t been able to start looking for the cause.
Cannabis use jumped 40% in Canada between 2013 and 2017: UN report
The increase in Canada during this time was more pronounced in adults aged 20 or older
Meat industry groups concerned over China meat import ban, working with government
The ban comes amid a diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Chinese national, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Hot stuff: Pepper North scales up sauce production
Award-winning retail brand moves from a church basement to a full service plant.
Bourbon barrel recovery underway at storm damaged warehouse
19,400 barrels were aging in the Kentucky warehouse.
Science journal article disputes claims that aquaculture is a sustainable industry
But advocates for the industry are suggesting the report in Marine Policy journal lacks credibility itself.
Fast food players take tentative steps towards sustainable packaging
Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant
Roughly 1,200 employees work at the poultry plant in Arkansas.
Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers
Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.
Fontaine Santé buys US division of Campbell’s Garden Fresh Gourmet
Expands reach into the US market for both food companies.
China suspends pork imports from Frigo Royal over food safety issues
Reported discovery of ractopamine, a food additive banned in China, in a shipment of tongues from Quebec company.
Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa
Final regulations will be formally published in the Canada Gazette on June 26.