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Feb. 1, 2008, Mississauga, Ont. - Symrise Inc. has announced the appointment of The Ingredient Company as its distributor for the company’s flavour and nutrition division’s products. The Ingredient Company will cover the Canadian markets east of the Rocky Mountains. Symrise says the move will support continued growth in Canada and a commitment to its Canadian customers.
Jan 31, 2008, Ont. - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has announced it will provide The Alliance of Ontario Food Processors with $2 million to design and deliver a program to encourage innovation and productivity in the food processing sector. Program components could include expert advice on adopting new technologies, and skills training and competitiveness research for the food sector.
Jan. 22, Stockton, Calif. - Horizon Milling announced today that it will expand its flour mill in Stockton, Calif.
Jan. 22, 2008 - According to a story in USA Today, Whole Foods plans to ban plastic bags from its stores by April 22. Read the full story here.
Jan. 8, 2008, Guelph, Ont. - To meet the increased demand for its trans fat-free shortening replacement, CoaGel Corporation has moved into a new manufacturing plant in Guelph.
Jan.2, 2008, Mississauga, Ont. - Mettler-Toledo Inc. will be moving Canadian headquarters to a new location in mid January of 2008.
Chapter One, Good Bread: Practices and Discourses. Let us go into the narrow, oppressive space of an eighteenth-century baking room. In Paris, this probably means heading down into an ill-ventilated basement, lit by the few candles grudgingly granted by the owner’s wife, who kept the accounts.
   Heartfield Food, manufacturer of dry roasted soy and peanut snacks, is pleased to introduce Heartifeld Soy Wonders. All-natural Soy Wonders are a crispy coated organic soybean with added organic flax seed providing the well-known health benefits of both soy and omega 3. Heartfield Soy Wonders provide 70 per cent of the daily requirement of soy isoflavones, 1500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids from flax, are cholesterol-free, carry no trans fats and are a good source of protein and an excellent source of fibre.
December 27, 2007 - Mintel reports U.S. sales for cookies and cookie bars are up 14 per cent from the 2002 to 2007, but remain flat after inflation adjustments.
December 27, 2007, New York, NY – Alcoa has announced plans to sell its packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand’s Rank Group Limited for $2.7 billion in cash.
December 27, 2007, North Carolina - An increased intake of dietary fibre, could boost lung health, suggests a new study.
Dec. 21, 2007, Jordan, Ont. - Vinifera for Life announced on Thursday that it has received Kosher certification from the COR - Kashruth Council of Canada. The certification applies to all Vinifera powders produced according to the procedures set out by the Kashruth Council, and will now display the COR symbol on all their products.
Dec. 21, 2007, Ottawa, Ont. - On Thursday, Health Minister Tony Clement released the first set of data from the governments’ trans fat monitoring program. The data shows trans fat levels were reduced in all food categories targeted in the first set of data, many to the recommended limit of five per cent of the total fat content, without increasing the level of saturated fats.
Dec. 20, 2007 - A new survey suggests consumers don't think nanotechnology and food should mix.
December 7, 2007 – Toronto, Ont. - SunOpta will buy the remaining shares of The Organic Certification, B.V, otherwise known as Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V. in Amsterdam. SunOpta made the announcement on November 29. Tradin is a global provider of organic food ingredients, with annual revenues of $120 million.
December 7, 2007 - ConAgra Foods says it has removed almost three million pounds of sodium from its products, without changing the way they taste. The company says it will continue to look at ways of cutting back on the amount of salt in the products it makes.
December 6, 2007 - Montreal, Que.– Lallemand announces the acquisition on October 29 of the yeast and molasses alcohol factory in Grenaa , Denmark, from V&S Distillers, leader of the Northern European spirits market. The Grenaa yeast plant, registered as De Danske Gærfabrikker A/S, currently employs a staff of around 80 people.
December 5, 2007 - The experts said it couldn't be done. Conditions in Quebec were too humid to grow wheat. Boy, where they wrong.
No-sugar-added, low-carbohydrate, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. These are a few of the labels gaining attention in stores these days. Can one product cater to all these needs? Probably not. Can one bakery cater to all these needs, and still remain profitable? Definitely.
The tiny shop on rue Bonaparte in Paris’ Left Bank is a perfect match for the fashion boutiques surrounding it.

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