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Trendy Pizza Ideas Debut at 2016 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas

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Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company and provider of pizza flours, pizza mixes and custom blends, joined more than 6,000 pizza industry leaders at the 2016 International Pizza Expo held earlier this spring in Las Vegas. “We see pizza dough as another great opportunity when it comes to innovating pizza tastes and textures,” says Don Trouba, Marketing Director. “At …

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Planters Canada makes the move to peanut butter

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Iconic brand aims to stand out from its competitors Text by Kelly Townsend From Tony the Tiger to Buzz the Bee, the right mascot can be an essential part of creating lasting brand recognition for any food product. It was with this in mind that Planters Canada, owned by Johnvince Foods, launched its new peanut butter product with a focus …

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Online Beverage Industry Job Board Launches

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Branching out to the beverage industry, Christie Lohr, Founder of Style Nine to Five and Beauty Nine to Five, and Jesse Bannister, launch Bev Nine to Five, an online job board for Toronto and Vancouver connecting beverage industry experts with the finest companies and the dream jobs they serve up. Extending the Nine to Five brand to other industries aside …

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Asia’s Beverage Market to Experience Unprecedented Growth

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Market research firm Canadean’s latest long-term beverage predictions highlight the increasing importance of emerging markets. By 2021, Asia is predicted to contribute two-thirds of global incremental beverage consumption, with China alone responsible for one-third of the additional volume. Latin America is expected to achieve the second-highest incremental volume growth behind Asia, with Brazil the key contributor to the regional increase. …

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Food and Beverage Ontario’s Norm Beal fights misconceptions about food sector employment opportunities

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Youth employment initiative aims to invigorate sector Text by Kelly Townsend A job in the food and beverage industry is often far from recent graduates’ minds when starting their career. Many don’t realize that an interest in science, marketing or engineering can lead to several fulfilling and sustainable possibilities. Norm Beal, CEO, Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO), is part of …

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Saskatchewan Brewer Highlights Local Agriculture

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Mark Heise uses lentils to bring out big flavour in Rebellion Brewery craft beer Text by Kelly Townsend   |   Photos by Matt Barton Saskatchewan Brewmaster Mark Heise knows a thing or two about founding a successful brewery. According to Heise, the three key ingredients needed to start a brewery include solid business sense, the ability to brew a great beer …

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Pharma to Fight Disease with Food

The Angiogenesis Foundation has announced its intention to harness its scientific knowledge to combat cancer and other non-communicable diseases through diet and wellness. The U.S. non-profit organization plans to work with the biotechnology and medical community to develop ways to treat disease with food and beverages that contain naturally occurring bioactive factors that stimulate the body’s natural defense system. “Nearly …

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Recognizing Excellence in Canadian Food Safety

Abell Pest Control, Malabar Super Spice, and Tom Graham of CFIA took home honours at this year’s Canadian Food Safety Recognition Awards. The awards were established by NSF-GFTC to recognize excellence in food safety and encourage companies and individuals to strive for continuous improvement in raising the level of food safety and quality in Canada. “This awards program seeks to …

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Artisanal Bakery Obtains Non-GMO Status

One of Canada’s leading artisan bakeries has attained non-GMO bona fides. ACE Bakery received Non-GMO Project Verification for its full-size baguettes, confirming that the product’s five simple ingredients – flour, water, salt, yeast and malted barley flour – were not sourced from genetically modified crops. Those five ingredients have not changed since the company’s founding in 1993. “Research indicates that …

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Health Canada Approves Two Health Claims for Dietary Fibre Product

The approved treatment for IBS symptoms and childhood constipation in Canada used to be eating prunes. Now Health Canada has approved two health claims for Taiyo’s Sunfiber product for the same purpose. Sunfiber is now the only fibre in Canada that can claim to improve bowel regularity, relieve constipation and gastrointestinal discomfort in people with IBS. “Sunfiber is the only …

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