Industry News
We find ourselves suddenly wrapped up in the short and snowy days of December.
A comprehensive list of food-related organizations, associations, and government departments.
I must confess that I am thankful to have closed the door on 2005
Public demand for disclosure behind trans fat removal movement.
Some of the sweet sights from the annual trade show.
The show guide is hot off the presses...
Andreas Schwarzer shares the details of the Lindt chocolate competition.
A look at some of the sights and products that cropped up at Bakery Showcase 2006.
Chase Stackhouse muses on the good and bad of competition.
The leaves are brilliant
November 29, 2007 - St. Paul, Minn. - The AACC International Foundation recently received a $42,000 donation from the Kellogg Company to establish the Kellogg Co. R&D Fellowship.
November 28, 2007 - Toronto, Ont. - Omega-3 Fatty Acids may play a role in preventing Parkinson’s Disease, according to two Quebec scientists funded by Parkinson Society Canada. In a study at Laval University published in the on-line FASEB Journal, (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Drs. Francesa Cicchetti and Frédéric Calon showed that laboratory mice fed a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, had a lower rate of dopamine loss when subjected to MPTP, a chemical that mimics the dopamine loss that occurs in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Loss of dopamine producing cells causes symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to appear. These neurotransmitters are responsible for movement.
So what exactly is good bread?
Industry News
November,  2007 - Along with the sale of its Post Cereal business to Ralcorp Holdings Inc. of Saint Louis, Missouri, Kraft Foods has also announced plans to close its Cobourg, Ontario plant by the fall of 2008.
Although the Canadian dollar has dropped from its record high of $1.10, it’s still trading just above par, after reaching parity with the U.S. dollar in September for the first time in 30 years. That’s quite a jump from 85 cents U.S, where the dollar stood at the beginning of 2007.
November 16, 2007, Saskatchewan —The Canadian Agri-Marketer Association (CAMA) awarded Linda Pizzey, founder of Pizzey’s Nutritionals, the 2007 Agri-Marketer of the Year Award at its annual gala in Saskatchewan in November.
November, 2007 - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has unveiled its new trade show, set to debut March 2 to 4, 2008. With the tag line “Together at Last,” the new CRFA Show amalgamates the Hostex and the Canadian Food & Beverage Show, bringing them both to downtown Toronto, under the roof of the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.
November, 2007 - Smucker Foods of Canada Co., a subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company, has acquired the Canadian Carnation brand canned milk products business from Nestle Canada, including the rights to use the Carnation brand for these products in Canada.
October, 2007 - World cereal production may be up this year, according to the FAO, but total supplies still barely meet demand and prices are hurting manufacturers.
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