Doug Picklyk

Doug Picklyk

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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Aurora, Ont.—Treasure Mills Inc., a health-conscious baked goods manufacturer located north of Toronto, has received $100,000 in government support to improve its operational efficiency and capacity.
Friday, 05 August 2016
Rockville, Maryland – In an effort to help food manufacturers and retailers make informed decisions about ingredients and products in their portfolios that may have a greater potential of being adulterated, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has launched an update to its Food Fraud Database (FFD 2.0), reportedly the largest collection of food fraud records in the world.
Thursday, 04 August 2016
Kansas City, Missouri – European-based Bretèche Industrie Group, an equipment manufacturer with interests in the baking, dairy, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, has acquired Shick Solutions of Kansas City (Missouri), a supplier of ingredient automation solutions for the baking and other industries.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
Washington, D.C. – The 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) returns to Las Vegas October 8-11, where an anticipated 20,000-plus bakery professionals will gather to network, learn and check out the latest innovations in baking supplies, ingredients and equipment from more than 900 manufacturers and suppliers covering more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
Washington, D.C. – President Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients, says a CTV News report. First introduced and passed in the Senate, the legislation will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or a code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The U.S. Agriculture Department has two years to write the rules, which will pre-empt a Vermont law that went into effect July 1. | READ MORE
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
Charlottetown, PEI – A couple from Lebanon has opened the first pita bakery on Prince Edward Island, called Royal Pita Bakery. The company acquired a oven shipped from Lebanon and uses a traditional Lebanese recipe, says a report on CBC News. | READ MORE
Friday, 29 July 2016
The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the American Society of Baking (ASB) have released the Workforce Gap in U.S. Commercial Baking: Trends, Challenges and Solutions study, a report designed to provide an understanding of the current and expected skills gap in the industry and what can be done to fill it.  
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Minneapolis, Minn. – In a company release General Mills has announced that due to four new confirmed illnesses, the company is adding additional flour production dates to its previously announced U.S. retail flour recall, originally announced on May 31, 2016.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Hamilton's Cake & Loaf Bakery chimes in on the effects of rising dairy prices in a Globe and Mail article that reports on the Canadian Dairy Commission announcement that pricing of industrial milk—used to make cheese, yogurt, ice cream and butter—will increase by 2.76 per cent effective Sept. 1, the second price increase this year. | READ MORE
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Quick and portable health foods like snack bars, snack nuts, fruit snacks and trail mixes represent a thriving segment of the food industry, outpacing the growth of the overall food and beverage sector, according to a new report released by market research firm Packaged Facts.

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