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March 2, 2015, Toronto -- More than 12,000 restaurateurs, caterers, bar owners and other foodservice providers are expected at The Restaurants Canada Show, which began on Sunday at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. This annual trade event, the largest of its kind in Canada, runs March 1-3.
Feb. 27, 2015, OTTAWA – A new scholarship worth more than $30,000 could heat up the career of a passionate, aspiring culinary talent.
Feb. 26, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- On its surface, the 571-page report issued last week by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee seems benign from the restaurant operator’s point of view. | READ MORE
Feb. 26, 2015, Toronto -- SIAL Canada, the largest food & beverage product and equipment show in Canada, returns to Toronto for the third time from April 28 to 30, 2015.
Feb. 24, 2015, Delhi, India -- World cereal production reached a new all-time record of nearly 2,534 million tonnes in 2014, beating the previous record of the 2013 by over 13 tonnes, according to latest estimates put out by the UN affiliated Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). | READ MORE
Feb. 19, 2015, Washington, D.C. -- The United States' top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption. | READ MORE
Anytime the calendar flips over to a new year, it’s a time for forecasting what’s in store. Bakers Journal identified four trends to watch in 2015, ranging from broader subjects like new flavours to industry-specific debates such as the proliferation of frozen products. In her Final Proof column on page 102, Stephanie Ortenzi also takes a look at some hot topics for 2015, including important economic indicators, the coming chocolate shortage, and shifting retail demographics. Also, Diane Chiasson, in her Concepts for Success column on page 14, presents an overview of product marketing trends you’ll want to be mindful of this year.  
Feb.17, 2015, Toronto -- The Canadian Pastry Chefs Guild urgently needs support in the form of volunteers to fill several key positions within the organization, writes president Al Criminisi in an open letter to guild members.
Feb. 17, 2015 -- Now that food manufacturers are relying on red velvet cake to inject new life into their product lines, can restaurants be far behind? | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2015, Scarborough, Ont. -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday announced that the government of Canada will invest $4.9 million to help Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. become one of the leading laminated and frozen pastry makers in North America. He was joined by Member of Parliament Roxanne James (Scarborough Centre).
Feb. 12, 2015, Battle Creek, Mich. -- Kellogg Company says it will "have no choice" but to close at least one U.S. cereal plant if union members refuse to reconsider a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) issued on employment terms. | READ MORE
Feb. 11, 2015, Montreal -- Robert (Bob) Briscoe, chairman of Lallemand Inc., is pleased to announce the nominations of Antoine Chagnon as president and chief executive officer and of William (Bill) Nankervis as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lallemand Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Feb. 9, 2015, London, United Kingdom – The British baking industry has welcomed British Baker magazine's #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 Downing Street about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread. | READ MORE
Feb. 5, 2015, Toronto -- Canada’s restaurant industry added 31,300 new jobs in 2014, making it the country’s No. 1 one job creator. The health-care sector came in second with 29,800 new jobs last year.
Feb. 4, 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom -- Global public health organization NSF International has appointed Kevin Swoffer as technical director of its Global Food Safety Division. Additionally, NSF promoted Stephen Cox to global managing director, NSF Agriculture, and Grace O’Dwyer to director of operations for NSF’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Feb. 4, 2015, Dublin, OH -- The Wendy’s Co. will sell another 500 company-owned restaurants to franchisees by mid-2016 in an effort to reduce corporate ownership of restaurants to 5 percent of its 6,500-unit system, the company said Tuesday. | READ MORE
Feb. 2, 2015, Montreal -- Saputo Inc. today completed the transaction announced on Dec. 18 and sold Saputo Bakery Inc., its bakery division, to Canada Bread Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V.
Jan. 30, 2015, Edmonton – The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is pleased to welcome Kevin Auch, a Carmangay-based producer, into the vice-chairman position on the AWC board of directors. Auch has served on the board since AWC’s inception.
Jan. 29, 2015, Calgary — The price of oil isn’t the only thing plunging these days. Small business confidence in Alberta — not long ago the highest in the nation — is now the lowest in Canada. | READ MORE
Jan. 28, 2015, Oakville, Ont. -- Dozens of corporate Tim Hortons workers, including pregnant women and staff who had been with the chain for 30 years, were summoned to meet with outplacement agents and then escorted out the doors of its regional offices and headquarters yesterday as part of a nationwide restructuring. | READ MORE
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