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News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Economy General
August 9, 2019  

Canadian food supplies at risk if climate change not slowed: UN

Drastic changes needed to agricultural practices, human consumption habits and forestry management.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
August 7, 2019  

Polar Bear Genome opens its research and production plant in Leduc

Will manufacture ingredient extracts and isolates, natural health and medicinal cannabis products.

News Food & Beverage General
August 6, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 31, 2019  

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Some current restrictions of Section 5, Food and Drug Act are too broad and the language outdated.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 31, 2019  

New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market with spiked seltzers

Looking beyond traditional alcoholic beverages into the market for cannabis-infused drinks.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 30, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 30, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 25, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 25, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 25, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
July 25, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 25, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 23, 2019  

Vancouver police say they found large marijuana cooking operation

Operation had allegedly been selling high-potency cannabis oils to black market.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
July 16, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
July 15, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 11, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 11, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 9, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 4, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 4, 2019  

Ontario constructs new swine research facility

Facility will support research into animal health, consumer-oriented research and environmental factors.

News Food & Beverage General
July 4, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
July 2, 2019  

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

News Food & Beverage Government General
June 26, 2019  

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.

Feature Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
June 24, 2019  

Hot stuff: Pepper North scales up sauce production

Award-winning retail brand moves from a church basement to a full service plant.

News Food & Beverage General
June 24, 2019  

Bourbon barrel recovery underway at storm damaged warehouse

19,400 barrels were aging in the Kentucky warehouse.

News Food & Beverage General
June 24, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 20, 2019  

Fast food players take tentative steps towards sustainable packaging

Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.

News Chemicals Food & Beverage General
June 20, 2019  

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Roughly 1,200 employees work at the poultry plant in Arkansas.

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June 20, 2019  

Alberta government looking to speed up job accreditation for foreign workers

Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia already have similar laws.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
June 20, 2019  

Fontaine Santé buys US division of Campbell’s Garden Fresh Gourmet

Expands reach into the US market for both food companies.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
June 19, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 17, 2019  

Edibles, other pot products, will hit shelves after mid-December: Ottawa

Final regulations will be formally published in the Canada Gazette on June 26.