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Feb. 22, 2017, TORONTO -- Canada Bread Co. Ltd. plans to close its bakery in St-Côme-Linière, Que., May 19. Products made at the St-Côme-Linière bakery can be baked at other bakeries in Quebec where there is available capacity.
Feb. 16, 2017, DELTA, B.C. -- Inspired by Happiness, launched by The Original Cakerie, announced that its latest product, Cravin' for Cookies & Cream Layered Cake, has been recognized as the No. 1 Product of the Year in the Dessert category in a TNS Consumer Survey of Product Innovation by over 40,000 consumers. | READ MORE
Feb. 14, 2017, KITCHENER, Ont. – A local food company is expanding to meet growing demand for tempeh, a gut health-friendly soy food popular in healthy cuisine. Henry’s Tempeh has just moved into new facilities in Kitchener and is expanding its processing capabilities to boost its production. | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2017, LONDON, Ont. -- It’s back to business at the historic Arva Flour Mill following a 10-month battle with the Ministry of Labour. Last spring, the mill was forced to cease operations after an inspector deemed it unsafe. | READ MORE
Feb. 7, 2017 -- Gluten-free bakers will be rising to the challenge in a new section of the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, on March 4.
Feb. 7, 2017, NANAIMO, B.C. -- Students in the professional baking and pastry arts program at Vancouver Island University are training on the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment available, thanks to a generous donation from MONO Equipment, in partnership with RF Bakery Equipment.
Ottawa – Children and youth are bombarded with advertisements for unhealthy products, influencing their food and beverage choices, negatively affecting their health and setting up conflict at home, Heart & Stroke says in a new report.
Feb. 1, 2017, MONTREAL – Bridor, a North American leader in bread and Viennese pastries for retail sale and the food service industry, is investing $40 million to double the size of its Boucherville, Que., baking facility. The expansion will allow Bridor to increase the plant’s production capacity by 80 per cent and generate employment growth in the area.
As January rolls around there is always a sense of new beginnings and endless possibilities. People resolve to hit the gym and live better lives, and business owners are bursting with excitement about what the new year will bring. For the baking industry, shops set their sights on improving production efficiency and developing new products to appeal to their consumers’ tastes.
This year Canada is throwing a year-long party to celebrate 150 years of Confederation, and whenever there’s a birthday you know there has to be a bakery involved somehow.
Jan. 26, 2017, HALIFAX -- An increase in ingredient costs will be met with menu price hikes nationwide, according to the 2017 Canadian Food Price Report.
Jan. 19, 2017, DAYTON, Ohio -- Globe Food Equipment Company announced the hiring of Ryan Feasel, who will serve the Dayton-based firm as regional sales manager.
Jan. 16, 2017, OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Norm Kukuk, executive vice president of marketing for ORBIS Corp., was recently elected as the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) chairman of the board for the 2017 term.
Jan. 10, 2017 -- Hostess is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because of possible salmonella contamination in the confectionary coating. | READ MORE
Jan. 6, 2017 – Hosted by Satin Ice, the Americas Cake Fair 2017 will take place Oct. 13-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
St. Louis — In a move to boost the bakery mix side of its ingredient busienss, AB Mauri North America has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending Co., a bread and sweet goods mix manufacturer located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, Inc.
A new study analyzing the toxic components of the proteins in gluten is making progress towards developing wheat-based products that may be safe for celiacs. Studying a variety of wheats, researchers say it is difficult to obtain wheat with no toxicity while maintaining the properties of gluten, but by studying different varieties may enable production techniques that can make it possible, reports Science Daily.| READ MORE
With a universal increase in the consumption of ready-to-eat foods and rapid urbanization around the world, a new market insights report entitled Baking Ingredients Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016-2014, foresees a market that was valued at US$11.79 billion in 2015 growing to US$18.13 billion by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent.
Austin, Texas - As the year draws to a close more retailers, suppliers and research firms are voicing their opinions on where the food industry is heading in 2017. Successful natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market has released its trends to watch as compiled by its team of global buyers and experts. Top picks this year see turmeric appearing in wellness drinks and purple foods showing up in all sorts of places. Following are their top 10 trends for 2017:
Chicago – Foodservice industry market research firm Technomic has revealed its top five 2017 food and restaurant trends for Canada.
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