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La Rocca adds gluten-free items
Nov. 28, 2014, Toronto -- The Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) in partnership with the Canadian Celiac Association is pleased to announce that La Rocca Creative Cakes has added two GFCP certified cakes to its extensive line of premium desserts available in a wide variety of grocery stores, specialty food stores and cafes across Canada.

Dooher named interim head of Restaurants Canada
donnadooherNov. 27, 2014, Toronto –  Celebrated chef and restaurateur Donna Dooher is the new interim president and CEO at Restaurants Canada, the largest business association in the country for foodservice owners and operators.

Flowers Foods' longtime leader to retire
george_deeseNov. 26, 2014, Thomasville, GA -- Flowers Foods Inc. announced late last week that, consistent with the company's management succession plan established by the board of directors five years ago, George E. Deese, age 68, will retire as executive chairman of the board at the end of 2014.

Menus must display calorie counts, says FDA
Nov. 25, 2014, Washington, DC -- Americans soon may not be able to ignore how many calories are in the breakfast sandwich or doughnut they stop for in the morning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today will release new rules that will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to begin posting calorie information on their menus.

Calorie-posting legislation not as simple as it appears
Nov. 24, 2014, Toronto – The plan announced today by the Ontario government to require calorie posting in restaurants will require complex regulations that will take time and industry collaboration to be successful.

Comax predicts flavour trends to watch for 2015
Nov. 24, 2014, Melville, NY -- Today’s consumers are a diverse and growing multicultural mix of individuals. Younger demographics and consumers’ hanging eating habits are pushing the envelope for innovative flavour combinations, versatile ingredients and unique textures.

Restaurants Canada talks jobs, economy with PM
Restaurants Canada presented Prime Minister Harper with an official chef jacket. From left: Restaurants Canada chairman Liam Dolan (Claddagh Oyster House/Olde Dublin Pub), Restaurants Canada’s past president Garth Whyte, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Restaurants Canada Director Gerard Curran (The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant) and Restaurants Canada’s Joyce Reynolds. Photo courtesy of Office of the Prime Minister.Nov. 21, 2014, Toronto – Restaurateurs from Charlottetown and Calgary sat down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month to talk about important issues that affect the foodservice industry – a sector that contributes $68 billion to Canada’s economy.

Common myths about gluten debunked
Nov. 21, 2014, Yonkers, NY — Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become the latest dietary villain, blamed for everything from forgetfulness to joint pain to weight gain. But Consumer Reports (CR) is shedding light on common misconceptions about going gluten-free.

George Weston Ltd needs to bake up a new plan
Nov. 20, 2014, Toronto -- George Weston Ltd. is cooking up a strategy for its bakery business and it shouldn’t rule anything out, including an outright sale, writes Jonathan Ratner of the Financial Post.

Ontario to ban smoking on restaurant patios, sports fields
Nov. 19, 2014, Toronto – Smokers in Ontario will soon have to butt out in more places — including bar and restaurant patios, playgrounds, sports fields and ice rinks — or face fines of $250, reports The Toronto Star.

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