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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.
Looking at trends in the world of cake making.
I’m not into diets....
December 5, 2007 - Guelph, Ont. - BioEnterprise Corporation announced today that it has raised $400,000 for Vinifera For Life, a Jordan, Ontario-based company. The funds came from six private sources with connections to the food, wine-making and agriculture industries.
An excerpt from the new book “Innovations in Food Packaging.”
Winners from the Packaging Association of Canada’s 2005 National Packaging Competition.
“Predicting trends is about noticing what’s happening around us and understanding how our products and services can fit into the behavioural change.”
How the baking industry is responding to the trans fat issue.
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.

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