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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

Tim Hortons shines among Canadian women’s top brands
April 16, 2014 – Tim Hortons has emerged as a top brand and company among Canadian women, says advertising agency Marketel in a national study.

Food industries can expect improved results in 2014
April 16, 2014 – The food manufacturing and foodservice industries in Canada had disappointing financial results in 2013, but expectations are brighter for 2014, according to the Canadian Industrial Outlook: Winter 2014 forecasts for the two industries, produced by The Conference Board of Canada.

Sustainable food cluster pilot project launched in Ontario
April 15, 2014, Elgin County, Ont. – Elgin County in southwestern Ontario is planning the first sustainable food cluster in the region. A team of local producers, processors, and commercial and industrial food purchasers shared their expertise and identified steps to enhance the local food distribution system.

Food processing manufacturer V-Tech expands capacity
April 14, 2014, Bluffton, IN – V-Tech Engineering Inc., a designer and manufacturer of innovative food processing equipment for the baking and snack food industries, has added more manufacturing space to accommodate recent business growth and the company’s plans for expansion.

Carl Dare built a lasting Canadian food company
April 14, 2014, Kitchener, Ont. – A man of boundless optimism whose life began in tragedy but who rose to build a Canadian food industry success story, Carl Merner Dare died April 10 at the age of 96, the Kitchener-Waterloo Record reports. | READ MORE

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