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Federal government launches National School Food Program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new National School Food Program aimed at providing meals to underserved children in Canada. With an investment of $1 billion over five years, the program, included in the 2024 federal budget, will launch with a target of providing meals to 400,000 more children every year, beyond those served by existing school food programs.

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Hamilton, Ont., pizzeria wins best cheese slice in the world, after race to get dough to Vegas from Canada

Cowabunga pizzeria of Hamilton, Ont., won the best slice of cheese pizza at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas in March – a prestigious prize for "passionate pizzamakers" co-owner Andy Huynh told CBC's Metro Morning.

Toronto industrial bakery fined $57,000 after temp worker injured

Breadsource Corporation, an industrial bakery in Toronto, has been fined $57,000 after a worker was critically injured while working on a bread conveyor that was not equipped with the required guarding. OHS Canada reports.

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BAC Ontario Chapter to host Murder Mystery Dinner and fundraising event alongside Bakery Showcase

Join the Baking Association of Canada’s Ontario Chapter for an evening of murder mystery at Humber College less than 10 minutes’ drive away from the Congress Centre. Help solve a country-club-themed murder while enjoying a three-course plated dinner and cash bar while networking with friends and colleagues. » Read More...

3 panel talks at Bakery Showcase

Bakery Showcase features several panel discussions that are sure to be thought-provoking, lively and bring bakers together to share experiences. Here are three to watch for. » Read More...

Chocolate prices are soaring. New technology could help, says U of G food scientist

The cost of filling Easter baskets with chocolate is set to soar in the coming years, economists say. But a University of Guelph food scientist says he and colleagues are working on solutions. » Read More...

'Ask an Expert' session and one-on-one consultations added to Bakery Showcase lineup

Alan Dumonceaux, Canada’s Coupe de Monde de la Boulangerie and World Bakery Masters expert, BAC director and member of the education committee, will deliver an “Ask an Expert” learning session on common challenges faced by professional bakers, lead a Q-and-A and advise you on improving your formula by appointment at the BAC’s booth at Bakery Showcase. » Read More...

Dawn Foods student cake competition showcases next generation of bakers

College-level baking and pastry students will illustrate what Canada means to them by presenting a themed, tiered cake and plated dessert to be finished a la minute! Students may highlight any aspect(s) of Canadian regional foods, ingredients and culture to be judged by experts on presentation, technique, creativity and taste. Organized in collaboration with the Baking Association of Canada, this unique competition, sponsored by Dawn Foods, will test and showcase the skills of baking and pastry students from Ontario college baking and pastry programs, provide them with feedback from judges and allow them to make connections within the industry. Students ... » Read More...
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Quebecers warned that new language rules could lead to fewer products, higher prices

Popular consumer products risk disappearing from stores across Quebec — and those that remain could be more expensive — because of the province’s French-language reform, says an association that represents thousands of foreign businesses. The Canadian Press/Food in Canada reports. » Read More...

Chef and humanitarian José Andrés to speak at IDDBA 2024

The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association has announced renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés will be part of IDDBA 2024 speaker lineup in Houston, Texas, June 9-11. » Read More...

Novacart welcomes new regional sales manager

Novacart has added Ricky Clarke as regional sales manager for the southeast region, effective this month. » Read More...


Restaurants Canada Show    

April 8, 2024 | 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 » Read More...

Farmer, Miller, Baker: Fresh-milled flour demo and networking event    

April 22, 2024 | 1301 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta Canada T2M 0L4 » Read More...

Register Now! An Evening of Murder Mystery with BAC   

May 5, 2024 | 205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7 » Read More...

Toronto Bakery Showcase 2024   

May 5-6, 2024 | 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1 » Read More...

Save the date! BAC B.C. Chapter Golf Tournament    

June 19, 2024 | 21025 48 Ave, Langley, BC V3A 3M3 » Read More...