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Albany, NY – The international molasses market will grow in the coming years due in part to rising demand for convenience food and ready-to-eat snacks, a new market research report suggests.
Toronto – A North York industrial bakery facing prosecution by the Ministry of the Environment has received approval from a separate body, the Ontario Municipal Board, to retroactively legalize expansion done without city permits. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Hamilton, Ont. – A spectacular rainbow cake created by Cake & Loaf bakery in Hamilton, Ont., at the request of a gay couple marking their engagement has garnered worldwide attention following a controversy in the U.S. over a baker's refusal to fulfil a similar request. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Palo Alto, Calif., and London – Aromyx Corp. is working with Rewired on a digital platform for measuring taste and scent, and potential applications for what it calls "smart robots."
Denver, CO – Ardent Mills is joining forces with the U.S. National FFA Organization to support a program that empowers students to get involved in their communities.
Toronto – George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. revealed Tuesday they participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement over several years but will receive immunity after alerting the Competition Bureau early in its investigation.
Madison, WI –Indulgence is still a factor in consumer purchases despite greater interest in healthier offerings, suggests new research from the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA).
Ottawa – An alliance of more than 50 food industry, civil society and farming groups is calling on the federal government to create a national food policy council to help implement its national food policy, now under development.
London, U.K. – A brewery in London, U.K., is combatting the problem of food waste by making an ale from fresh surplus bread that would otherwise be wasted.
Toronto – A study led by University of Toronto nutritional scientists is calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods and impose a "sugary drink tax."
Montreal – An investment deal between FODY Food Co. and private equity firm Avrio will boost FODY's distribution and development of new products for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Toronto – Packaging will play a role in reducing global food and product waste and brands that use clear and succinct package messaging will be rewarded, says a report outline the top five packaging trends by research firm Mintel.
Herzliya, Israel – Flavour company Frutarom Industries has acquired the patent for AB-Fortis micro-encapsulation technology for iron delivery from Spanish biotech firm AB-Biotics.
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

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