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Auburn, WA – The safety of grains, seeds, beans, pulses and legumes can be determined in part by visual examination for the presence of gluten-containing grains, says a study by the Gluten Intolerance Group, a U.S.-based gluten-free certification organization.
Halifax – Canadians are eating out more and can expect to pay extra to do so in 2018, suggests a food prices forecast. Dairy, bakery products, meat and seafood prices are not expected to rise by more than two per cent.
Zurich, Switzerland, and Israel – Barry Callebaut is partnering with startup Solo Gelato to distribute its Nespresso-style capsule system for instant fresh gelato.
Geneva, Switzerland – Swiss flavour and perfume company Firmenich has named fig its flavour of the year for 2018 based on its growing international appeal.
Toronto – The 2018 Restaurants Canada Show, set for Feb. 25-27, 2018, at Toronto's Enercare Centre, will focus on what’s new in taste, trends and technology and what the future of food will look like.
London, Ont. – Handheld fusion dishes like the dessert bao bun, East African delicacies, Japanese Izakaya, wellness drinks and hot-pot cooking are big flavour trends to watch in 2018, and they represent a shift in the nature of eating, says research from McCormick & Company.
Windsor, Ont. – Dainty Foods has invested $3 million in equipment in its 50-year-old mill on Windsor’s west side in the last two years. The Windsor Star reports. | READ MORE
Mississauga, Ont. – Puratos Canada’s updated website aims to inspire bakers by showing finished applications and recipes.
Ottawa – The Heart and Stroke Association is calling for stronger food policies and guidelines on ultra-processed foods, citing newly commissioned research that suggests its growing consumption in Canada accounts for almost half of our daily calorie intake.
Fairfield, NJ – Salt of the Earth has appointed A&B Ingredients, its exclusive distributor of Mediterranean Umami for Canada and the U.S.
Manchester, U.K. – Kellogg UK announced it will reduce sugar in three of its best-selling kids’ cereals by up to 40 per cent in 2018.
Toronto – Consumers’ usage of hot sauce is on the rise as spicy flavours continue to show up on menus, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Canadian Flavour Consumer Trend Report.
Madison, WI – Grocery shopping is about the entire experience – which includes convenience of the location, produce selection, prices and store layout, suggests the International DairyDeliBakery Association's newest trends publication, What's in Store 2018.
Washington, DC – Wedding cakes can be stunning creations. But do they quality as art? This question will be addressed by the Masterpiece Cakeshop case coming to the Supreme Court Dec. 5. The Washington Post reports. | READ MORE
Paris – Europain 2018 will feature three sections – manufacturing, selling and managing – a strategy designed to help attendees identify the latest services, products and equipment with an eye toward the future.
London, U.K. – Cheese came out slightly ahead of chocolate in a recent poll by research firm Mintel.
Waltham, MA – A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates raw flour may harbour a nasty bacteria: E.coli shiga toxin-producing bacteria known as STEC. This research was the culmination of an investigation launched after a major recall in 2016, Forbes reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – A new culinary incubator has opened in Toronto giving chefs, caterers and culinary start-ups access to commercial kitchens, a photography studio and an event space.
Finland – A Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – George Weston Ltd. says it will close an unprofitable frozen cake factory in the U.S. by the end of the first quarter of 2018 as it reviews its strategy in light of challenges in its frozen food business. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
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