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Canadian flavours among top 16 in Gelato World Tour
April 23, 2014, Austin, TX – Two flavours created by Canadians will be among 16 elite gelato flavours vying for the first Gelato World Tour title in Austin, Texas, May 9-11.

‘Business incubator’ designed to help the little guy
April 23, 2014, Penetanguishene, Ont. – Chrissy St. Amant is bringing a taste of New Zealand to her hometown of Penetanguishene, one meat pie at a time. St. Amant is the first food entrepreneur to take part in Karma Marketplace’s “business incubator” initiative, which provides a space within Karma’s Penetanguishene location to sell goods, reports the Midland Mirror. | READ MORE

14 reasons to get into amaranth
April 22, 2014 – This tiny-but-powerful food has some similarities to quinoa, reports Huffington Post Canada. Both are good protein sources and are naturally gluten-free, but amaranth also boasts some impressive nutritional stats of its own. | READ MORE

Lesaffre Cup registration open
April 21, 2014 – Registration is now open for the 2014 Louis Lesaffre Cup, which will feature three categories: baguette and world bread, Viennese pastries and gastronomic bread making, and artistic piece.

Soaring cocoa prices may lead to more expensive Easter holidays
April 21, 2014, Edmonton – Easter was celebrated around the world Sunday, and along with the celebrations often comes chocolate. But because of the soaring price of cocoa, those celebrations may become a bit more expensive in the years to come. | READ MORE

Happy Easter: Callebaut interactive app explores chocolate
April 17, 2014 – Callebaut recently launched an interactive app that lets you find and fine-tune your preferred chocolate flavours. Chocolizer, an interactive app, matches your preference with the right chocolate from more than 65 Callebaut recipes. The free app also allows you to match on-trend ingredients with the right chocolate.| READ MORE

Cargill-ConAgra flour merger to be final in 6-8 weeks
April 17, 2014, Winnipeg – U.S. agribusiness Cargill Inc. expects the merger of its flour mill operations with those of ConAgra Foods Inc. to be finalized in six to eight weeks after it clears a longstanding regulatory hurdle, Cargill executive chairman Greg Page said in a press release April 15. | READ MORE

ISM 2015 expanding focus to snacking and to-go sectors
April 17, 2014, Cologne, Germany – The 45th International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, to be held Feb. 1-4, 2015, is expanding its traditional focus on confectionary and snack items. New themes include products from the snacking and to-go sectors – in other words, all those areas that are directly placed next to confectionery, fine bakery products and snack items in sales outlets.

Le Cordon Bleu student sweeps chocolate competition
April 17, 2014, Toronto – Elisa Luz Pinto of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Ottawa swept all categories of the Canadian Intercollegiate Chocolate Competition, a contest sponsored by Cacao Barry/Callebaut and held at Humber College’s School of Culinary Management April 12-13.

B.C. chains add nutritional info to menu
April 17, 2014 – Starbucks, McDonald's and Tim Hortons are joining restaurant chains in providing nutritional information on their menu items. British Columbia announced April 16 it is expanding its 'Informed Dining' program to 19 national restaurant chains. The program will now be featured in 2,000 restaurant outlets in B.C. | READ MORE

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