Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act, had passed in Senate on June 20th, 2018. This allows adult Canadians to legally posses and use cannabis and THC or CBD-infused products. This creates both opportunities for people in the food industry, as well as some challenges.
Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. Canada is only the second country in the world and the first G7 nation to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. To the south, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use.
The end is nigh for hydrogenated oils in Canada. The writing is on the wall, the chickens are coming home to roost, the clock strikes midnight – you get the picture. Time is almost up.
This spring, rumblings in the United States about the labelling of genetically modified, or more precisely, genetically engineered, food products became louder.
Seven days prior to press time, a U.S.-based manufacturer called ABC Croutons Company* received a telephone call from a staff reporter of a high-profile American newspaper with national and international distribution.
If you export or import food across provincial or national boundaries, there are changes coming your way that will affect your wallet and how you operate.
Jan. 24, 2014, U.S. – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years and the labels need to reflect that, reports The Province. |READ MORE
Convincing consumers to purchase your goods has little to do with the product itself, at least initially. Before your food can prove its delicious worthiness, the label must do the talking.
Consumers have been shaking up the food industry by expressing their perceptions of genetically modified organisms (GMO), and all this interest has businesses wondering whether or not to go non-GMO.
Here are the five key steps to implementing a good governance strategy for your bakery.
More and more people are allergic or intolerant to several basic ingredients in bakery products. The demand is growing to make products that are free from gluten, lactose, eggs, soya, sulphites and nuts.
In July, tough new rules come into effect to help fight credit- and debit-card fraud and other forms of online crime
As fast-food restaurants and other foodservice providers face pressure to list calorie counts and even full nutritional information on menus, the importance of proper labelling is coming to the forefront of issues facing the baking industry.
The Canadian Government finally developed organic products regulations in December 2006 (the regulations become absolute law in December of 2008).
Inspection, monitoring and sanitation can help bakeries battle stored-product pests.
The Lawyers are coming… the lawyers are coming
Does the U.S. have it right, or do we have it wrong?

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