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University of Guelph students, Colin Jones and Chloe Van Acker, prepare for annual project that brings together students from different programs as well as industry experts. Photo Credit: Lisa Duizer

  University of Guelph Students to Develop Innovative Food Concepts with Industry Mentors As part of an annual project, students from the University of Guelph presented their original food product concepts to a panel of industry mentors in October. Students from the Food Science, Marketing, Nutrition and Engineering programs will work in teams to turn their ideas into prototypes, culminating …

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Exploring Public Trust in Food and Farming


By: Cayley Humphreys CCFI Public Trust Summit From the farm and ranch right through to Canada’s largest food service companies, interest in public trust in the food system continues to grow. In efforts to satisfy consumers concerns, a unique mix of thought leaders of all ages across supply chains, governments, industries and academia will come together in Calgary later this …

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Better Nutrition in a Convenience-driven World

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With increasingly busy lifestyles, Canadians are often too rushed to properly eat, or to eat at all. They want quick and convenient foods to incorporate into their diets, and they don’t want to have to read labels. Mostafa Shaker is CEO and Co-founder of Tudo, a New Brunswick-based company that provides a convenient and healthy energy booster option. Tudo’s individually …

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Health Canada Moves to Eliminate PHOs in Food


  Health Canada recently introduced a regulatory proposal to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in food. PHOs are the main source of industrially produced trans fats. From April 7 to June 21, a Notice of Proposal detailing the proposed regulation posted online will seek comments from Canadians, including stakeholders. Once the regulation is finalized, the prohibition would …

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CFIA Partners with French Food Regulator

DNA barcoding is used to detect diseases in foods that are harmful to human health

  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is protecting Canada’s food, plants and animals through science and collaboration with partners, both internationally and at home. The CFIA recently signed a science-sharing memorandum of understanding with the French food regulator, Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES). The agreement will strengthen and formalize scientific cooperation on …

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