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Halifax — Stone Hearth Bakery was awarded the 2017 Champion of Mental Health in the Community Organization category by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), making it the third honour the bakery has received this year. Halifax Citizen reports. |READ MORE
Canada — Coconut oil, which has enjoyed an image with some consumers as a healthier saturated fat, can raise 'bad' cholesterol just like beef or butter indicates a new advisement from the American Heart Association. The Globe and Mail reports. |READ MORE
Paris — Alan Dumonceaux and Marcus Mariathas, two of Canada's preeminent bakers, have been selected to compete at the 2018 Masters de la Boulangerie.
Toronto — French bakery Ladurée is slated to open its first Ontario location in Yorkdale mall later this year. Retail Insider reports. |READ MORE
Vaughhan, ON — An Ontario bakery fire that resulted in serious damage might have been an act of arson, reports CP24.com. |READ MORE
Canada — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency updated and grew the Robin Hood flour recall on June 15. YorkRegion.com reports. |READ MORE
United States — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in an acquisition worth about US$13.7 billion, reports CTV News. |READ MORE
United States — Despite many studies looking at which bread is the healthiest, it is still not clear what effect bread and differences among bread types have on clinically relevant parameters and on the microbiome. In the journal Cell Metabolism on June 6, Weizmann Institute researchers reported the results of a comprehensive, randomized trial in 20 healthy subjects comparing differences in how processed white bread and artisanal whole wheat sourdough affect the body.
Cologne, Germany — The trade event Anuga will welcome India as its partner country in 2017. From October 7-11, Indian suppliers will present a wide variety of food and beverages at the international food and beverage show. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFTI) - the Government of India - is responsible for the partner country activities of India at Anuga."We are very much looking forward to the collaboration with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in the scope of Anuga. The trade fair offers the Indian food and beverage sector an excellent projection and development area," said Katharina C. Hamma, chief operating officer, Koelnmesse GmbH, in a news release.Over the past years, the number of exhibitors at Anuga who come from India have increased. In 2005, only 45 exhibitors from India exhibited at Anuga. In 2015 there was 135 Indian exhibitors. On the one hand, numerous companies participated under the aegis of the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). On the other hand, many individual exhibitors were represented at Anuga 2015.Once again in 2017, numerous companies are participating under the flag of the ITPO, which will demonstrate the wide spectrum of companies and products.Around 7,200 exhibitors from 100 countries as well as 160,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected to attend the 34th Anuga.
United States — From home milling to new varieties of wheat, whole grains are highlighting the future of bread. Foodtank reports. |READ MORE
United States — Eustacia Huen rounded up eight dessert trends heating up the summer for Forbes magazine. |READ MORE
United States — Dominique Ansel, inventor of the cronut, is at it again. Check out what he's cooked up for summer. |READ MORE
Canada — Food aficionados may be scrambling for ingredients that are gluten free, but in the wheat market, traders can't get enough of the stuff writes Megan Durisin in the Hamilton Spectator. |READ MORE
Regina, SK and Toronto — Ironbridge acquired control of Avena Foods on June 1, and will partner with the local management team to continue growing the business.
May 31, 2017, ROCKWOOD, Ont. -- Shortly after being selected as one of the Top 10 International Innovation Award winners at SIAL Canada, Quinta Quinoa president and founder Jamie Draves flew to Geneva, Switzerland to compete on the international stage once again. After making his pitch to the judges of the NutraIngredient Awards competition, Quinta Quinoa was selected as the International Startup of the Year during the VitaFoods Europe Conference.
May 26, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Building on the record-breaking success of its 2016 event, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo and North America’s largest baking industry event, was honored by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the Fastest-Growing Shows in the publication’s Fastest 50 Awards.
May 24, 2017, VANCOUVER -- Orkla Food Ingredients, a business area of Oslo, Norway-based Orkla ASA (OSE:ORK), has signed a license agreement with Vancouver-based Renaissance BioScience Corp. to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets, starting in Q3 2017.
Kimberley City Bakery in Kimberley, B.C., is the winner of this year’s Jake the Baker Award. Thanks to our generous sponsors Ardent Mills and Reiser, Kimberley City Bakery owners Eric and Michelle Forbes won an all-expenses-paid trip to Bakery Congress 2017 in Vancouver, where they were able to accept the award and enjoy a cake made for them by Pikanik Bakery in nearby Surrey, B.C. – last year’s winner of the Jake the Baker Award. Ottawa’s Bread By Us, meanwhile, is our Jake the Baker Award runner-up this year.
May 17, 2017, TORONTO – The 14th edition of the international food and beverage tradeshow (SIAL Canada) and its equipment and technology section (SET Canada), held May 2-4 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre, saw a 32 per cent jump in the number of registered visitors compared to the previous show in 2015.
May 15, 2017, TORONTO -- River Road Bakehouse, a new meaningful lineup of quality artisan breads, hit shelves across Canada in April with the mission of helping reduce Canada’s $31-billion-dollar food waste problem.
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