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Arva, ON — The 197-year-old Arva Flour Mill, located just north of London, Ont., has found itself at the centre of a battle between heritage and modern standards as federal inspectors have declared its vintage machinery a safety hazard, reports the National Post. | READ MORE
Declaring added sugars and adjusting serving sizes to reflect the changing eating patterns of American citizens are two of the key changes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be requiring on the new updated nutritional information labels for most packaged foods sold in the United States.
Geneva, Switzerland – Members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, a non-profit group formed by 11 global food and beverage companies, have formalized a commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fatty acids in their products to less than 1 gram of trans fat per 100 grams of product by the end of 2018.
Halifax - A Dalhousie animal sciences student is working with the provincial Crown corporation, Perennia, to make flour made from meal worms for the commercial market. CBC News reports. |READ MORE
Canada - There are more potential harms than benefits to consuming a gluten-free diet, especially for children who haven't been diagnosed with a wheat allergy or celiac disease, indicates an article in the Journal of Pediatrics. CBC News reports. |READ MORE
Kingston, ON — Seeing a gap in her local community for fresh bread shops, Ashley Logan, a former logistics officer in the Canadian navy, is opening the first COBS Bread franchise in Kingston’s west end in the RioCan Centre. It will be the first COBS franchise located east of Toronto, reports the Kingston Heritage. | READ MORE
Toronto – Snacking makes up to 25 per cent of the daily energy intake for children and 23 per cent for adolescents—contributing more calories than breakfast — suggests a recent study on the eating habits of Canadians.
Canada - Loblaw Companies earned a Guinness World Record for baking up the biggest naan bread, a feat that weighed in at 32 kg and measured 4.96 metres long by 1.26 metres wide. Sofia Rocher of Guinness World Records reports. |READ MORE
Washington — If a competitor has turned out a copy of your signature product, do you have a right to protect it? Here's one journalist's investigation into why you can't stop food plagarism. |READ MORE
Toronto – Doors open this Sunday, May 1, for Canada’s largest baking industry trade show and conference, Bakery Showcase 2016, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, May 3, at the International Centre in Toronto.
Restaurants Canada hosted its annual Toronto trade show from Feb. 28 to March 1. The event, which was held at the Enercare Centre, brought together a mix of hospitality professionals for three days of booth visiting, seminars and stage demonstrations. The 71st edition of the show brought in 14,462 attendees. The trade show floor comprised 1,000 exhibits in nine different pavilions and 150 presentations, demos and workshops.
Every two years, an international swarm of industry converges on Paris, France, for a true celebration of the art, heart and of course business of baking. This grand old party is the Europain & Intersuc trade show, held this year from Feb. 5 to 9 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition place.
Canada - Canada Bread is struggling with inconsistent quality when it comes to Canadian milled wheat, reports Manitoba Co-Operator. |READ MORE
London — The global baking ingredients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.36 per cent through 2020, suggests the latest market study by Technavio. Digital Journal reports. |READ MORE
Denver, Col. — The Colorado Supreme Court decided not to take the case of a Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, letting stand a previous ruling that he must provide the service despite his Christian beliefs. The National Post reports. |READ MORE
Canada — Sodium levels remain unchanged or even slightly higher in most of the packaged food groups sold in Canada, say researchers, who are questioning the effectiveness of the current voluntary approach to reducing salt in our food supply, writes CBC News. |READ MORE
Denver, Colo. – Ardent Mills, a flour-milling and ingredient company, named Kent Juliot vice president of the research, quality and technical solutions team.
Toronto — George Brown College has received a significant boost as Redpath Sugar will be donating $360,000 over three years to support the construction of a large-quantity baking lab with facilities for scaled-up research and testing.
Vancouver — Thomas Haas Patisserie's recent chocolate creation was melted just right so it would break off into 60 individual bars, reports the Vancouver Sun. |READ MORE
Toronto — Runner-up no more, this year’s winner of the Jake the Baker Award is Joanna Schultz, owner of Pikanik in White Rock, BC. Schultz was thrilled to receive the news.
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