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GFTC seminar aims to help manage unannounced audits
Oct. 24, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Is your business ready for an unannounced audit? The Guelph Food Technology Centre is hosting a webinar to provide helpful tips on ensuring your systems are up to date.
IDDBA FSCRP application deadline
Oct. 24, 2014, Madison, WI – The next application deadline for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program is Feb. 1, 2015, for training completed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.
Gluten-free market booming, but researchers aren't sold
Oct. 24, 2014, Toronto – A Marketplace investigation suggests many products with gluten-free labels break Health Canada rules and add to consumer confusion about the issue, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
DecoPac to distribute Keeplastics pastry bags
Oct. 23, 2014, Anoka, MN – Cake decoration supplier DecoPac is now the exclusive distributor of ProBest pastry bags in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Foodservice packaging no more contaminated than other materials: study
Oct. 23, 2014, Falls Church, VA – Foodservice packaging materials as a whole aren’t significantly more contaminated with food residue than other food contact recyclables, suggests a new study.
Tips from BDC on avoiding small-business pitfalls
Oct. 22, 2014, Ottawa – To be successful, small-business owners should make innovation a priority, suggests a new research report from the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Federal government to lead trade-promotion workshop
Oct. 22, 2014, Ottawa – The federal government will lead a series of trade promotion workshops in communities across the country to provide small and medium-sized Canadian businesses with practical information and tools to help them export.
Vancouver bakery among nominees for cookbook award
Oct. 22, 2014, Toronto – A book by Vancouver's Butter Baked Goods & Café was a nominee for the Taste Canada single-subject cookbook award, reports the Toronto Star. | READ MORE
Health Canada helps postpone setting of DON limits
Oct. 20, 2014, New Orleans, LA – At the urging of the Baking Association of Canada and other organizations, Health Canada has helped convince the Codex committee to hold off on setting limits for deoxynivalenol, or DON. The Western Producer reports. | READ MORE
'Natural' surpasses 'organic' in sales, says report
Oct. 20, 2014, Rockville, MD – The "natural" category has surpassed the "organic" category in 2013, making up just over half of all natural and organic food and beverage sales, said a recent report by Packaged Facts.