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Barry Callebaut, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced that as of December 6th that 44 per cent of the cocoa and 44 per cent of the other ingredients that they use for its products are sustainably sourced. 
Corbion, global supplier of sustainable bio-based food and biochemical ingredients, has signed on as a member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), through which major industry players in the region are collaborating to create a greener palm oil supply chain.
Rational North America announced today that the Rational North American Distribution Centre shipped a record-breaking 10,000 SelfCookingCenter® Combi ovens to customers across the United States and Canada. 
In 1993 Hydrosol entered the market with just one product. Since then, this Stern-Wywiol Gruppe subsidiary has grown to become an internationally leading provider of system solutions in the ingredients business.
Pantone announced its Colour of The Year for 2019, and it's perfect for icing, cupcakes and macarons.
Restaurants Canada has just released a carefully curated list of the top food and dining trends you can expect to see at the 2019 Restaurants Canada Show (The RC Show.)
Fairtrade International will raise the Fairtrade Minimum Price for conventional cocoa from $2,000 to $2,400 per metric tonne at the point of export (FOB), marking a 20 per cent increase. For organic cocoa, the Fairtrade price will be $300 above the market price or the Fairtrade Minimum Price, whichever is higher at the time of sale.
Comax Flavors announced the opening of two new facilities in China: On is a R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai and the other a flavour manufacturing facility in Huaibei City, Anhui Province.
Where consumers in 2018 were concerned with "disruptions" in the food industry, 2019 will be about "shifting," according to Nourish Marketing. The new trend report published by Nourish marketing noted that last year's ftrens were about disruption in the way we source and purchase food, changes in when and how we eat, and the the intersection of technology and food. The upcoming year appears to be focused larly on the shift from "mindful" eating to "virtuous consumption" from emotion eating towards more mindful, hunger-based food changes. Nourish's report states that there will be more focuses on gut health, as more consumers are becoming more interested in learning about the human microbiome. Last, the report discusses the effect that packaging and waste will have on consumers. As more awareness surrounds plastic usage and climage change, more clients are concerned about how their food system might be contributing to pollution. Reducing plastic bags and wasteful packaging were among the concerns that this study had mined.  The overal trend for sugar, and flour will likely remain the same, however, interest in how and where ingredients were sourced will change, as blockchain is making information more accessible for consumers and bakeries alike. Nourish's trend report can be read here: http://www.nourish.marketing/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/the2019trendreport-nourish-AGRI-digital.pdf
The Canada Grains Council President, Tyler Bjornson released the following statement applauding the Government of Canada on recent progress to combat non-tariff trade barriers.
The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s™ (IDDBA) 24th annual Cake Decorating Challenge is approaching and they're excited for this year’s talented creations.
32 of George Brown College’s most talented Culinary Arts students made four judges lives’ most challenging on Monday, November 26.
Market research company Innova Market Insights revealed the top three trends that will shape the way baking and food services are marketed.
Canadian executive chef and caterer, Jagger Gordon created the Feed It Forward community food program to solve land waste issues and feed the hungry and is launching a Christmas Day dinner to families in need.
The World Chocolate Masters 2018 competition has come to an end, and the winners have been declared.   
Munich, Germany – The 24th iba wrapped up as of September 20, 2018. 76,800 exposition visitors attended, and the final report estimates that 2.1 billion euros in trade contracts were signed.
December is an alternately difficult and joyous time for those who work during the holidays. It’s a source of income, but it’s also the time to spend with friends and family. Work-life balance becomes strained this time of year, when rush requests, last minute shopping and family obligations collide.
Koelnmesse GmbH, the international trade fair and exhibitor centre located in Cologne, Germany has let its Chief Operating Officer, Katharina C. Hamma go.
Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer products companies, has acquired Bäckerhaus Veit, Ltd., a leading producer of artisan, European-style breads, rolls, buns and soft pretzel products for top-tier retail and foodservice customers across North America.
The International Artisan Bakery Expo (IABE) is announcing the opening of attendee registration for the inaugural event.
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