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Etobicoke, ON - TWI Foods, a bakery, is the winner of the 2015 Ontario Food Exporter Award, which recognizes a company's successful expansion into new export markets, as well as their commitment to long-term export growth. Toronto’s Handi Foods and Mississauga’s Super-Pufft are the two finalists.
Canada - Tim Hortons and Burger King are the latest chains to announce they are moving over to cage-free eggs, reports CBC. |READ MORE
Toronto - Consumer spending in Canada grew by 5.49 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 on a year-over-year basis, according to the MonerisMetrics Quarterly Report released by Moneris Solution. Moneris is one of North America's largest processors of debit and credit payments.
Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) has published a sneak peek of the trends examined in their report What’s in Store 2016. The publication’s bakery chapter indicates that single-and smaller-portion bakery products remain the hottest growth area for in-store bakeries, as products with “built-in portion control” like individual cake slices, parfaits, and cake pops are getting more interest.
Toronto - Nügateau, a bakery dedicated to and selling only gourmet éclairs, is the first of its kind to open its doors in Canada's largest city. Toronto Life reports. |READ MORE
Ottawa - While Canada may be ready to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached by the former Conservative government, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says this does not mean the Trudeau Liberals are giving the accord the thumbs up, reports The Globe and Mail. |READ MORE
Charlottetown, P.E.I. - S&S Sweet Creations is closing its doors due in part to economic pressures brough on by the low loonie and rising food prices, reports the Guardian. |READ MORE
Britain - Journalist Harry Wallop of The Telegraph details the state of bread in Britain, and what is happening to the 'simple white loaf'. The National Post reports. |READ MORE
International - A group of multinational chocolate companies have banded together to try and solve production issues brought on in part by ebola, labour practices and climate change. CBC Reports. |READ MORE
Vancouver - Cormac O’Cleirigh, formerly head of business development and innovation for AB Mauri’s global bakery ingredients division, has joined global yeast technology company Renaissance BioScience of Vancouver as chief business development officer.
Toronto - World Class Bakers had been givng away Powerball tickets to anyone spending $20 or more when a man smashed in the window. Police have since made an arrest. CBC reports. |READ MORE
Canada and U.S. - Canadian and American governments have given the go-ahead to a variety of canary seed that's been deemed fit for human consumption. This gives rise to opportunities for baking with canary seed flour. CBC reports. |READ MORE
Paris, France - The Senses & Chocolate Festival, a bean to bar and more chocolate extravaganza, will be happening inside the upcoming Europain & Intersuc bakery trade show running Feb. 5-9. |READ MORE
Waltham, MA - Biophysicist Dan Perlman has found the sweet spot for roasting coffee just a little, and milling it into a flour. Newswise reports. |READ MORE
U.S. - Campbell's announced they will disclose genetically modified ingredients on their labels. The New York Times reports. |READ MORE
Oakville - Cambrian Solutions recently purchased N2 Ingredients, a distributor of natural, organic and nutritional food ingredients.
The U.S. government released its updated dietary recommendations for Americans today, with encouragement focused on the reduction of added sugars and excess sodium and fats.
Paris, France - The nine winning teams from the Louis Lesaffre Cup international selections are in intense preparations for the final showdown: the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie. This prestigious world cup of baking will crown a winner at the upcoming Europain bakery show in Paris, taking place Feb. 5-9. Team Canada will be amongst those vying for the title.
International - The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has produced a whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world. This announcement signals a major boost in advancing global research into crop improvement. The IWGSC indicated that a high quality bread wheat reference sequence will be available in less than two years.
U.S. - A study published in Nutrients indicates evidence of suboptimal LCn-3 concentrations across all age groups and highlights the need to increase dietary intake, reports nutritional company DSM, who co-authored the report.
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