Food companies ranked in Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard

Global non-profit organization Mercy For Animals has released the inaugural Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, the first report to rank Canada’s major food companies on their animal welfare practices. The report scores 40 well-known retailers, restaurants, and other companies including the likes of Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart, Nestlé, Tim Hortons, and A&W. It ranks them on […]

Canadians want indoor dining, technology, and to support local

Canadians are looking forward to returning to restaurants as long as safety measures are in place finds the 2021 Discerning Diner Report from Angus Reid and Restaurants Canada. In particular, 89 per cent of Canadians are looking forward to eating out with friends and family, with 64 per cent going so far as to say […]

Indigenous Tourism Ontario launches food tourism initiative

Indigenous Tourism Ontario has launched a first-of-its-kind food tourism initiative aimed at establishing Indigenous foods and foodways as integral parts of Ontario’s identity.  FEAST: Growing Indigenous Food Tourism in Ontario launched on August 10 as a five-year plan intended to strategically advance the Indigenous food tourism sector. Over a two-year period, Indigenous Tourism Ontario worked with […]

Industry and academia team up to secure Canada’s food supply

Canada’s leading food and beverage processing associations have come together to invest in a first-of-its-kind national food supply chain platform. Protein Industries Canada has announced the Food Convergence Innovation (FCI) Canada – Food and Beverage Supply Chain Project. The FCI-Canada Project focuses on creating a national, sector-wide platform with enterprise-to-enterprise connectivity capabilities, which will help […]

Food Day Canada celebrates Canadian food workers

Canadians are ready to celebrate Food Day Canada 2021 on Saturday, July 31. Across the country, people will be sharing good food and Canada will be lit up from coast to coast for this year’s celebrations. Almost 50 buildings and icons, from Government House in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Niagara Falls and the Fairmont Banff […]

Alberta introduces “Made in Alberta, by Albertans” food labels

Alberta’s provincial government is introducing a “Made in Alberta” label to help grocery shoppers quickly identify food that has been produced within the province’s borders. The labels, which will read “Made in Alberta, by Albertans”, will be introduced by the government’s Agriculture and Forestry department. The key motivations are to help support local farmers and food […]

Ontario winery wins top international wine award

Niagara, Ont.’s Hidden Bench Estate Winery was awarded the “Best in Show” at the 2021 Decanter Wine Awards in London, England for their single-vineyard 2018 Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay. The Decanter World Wine Awards is the largest and most influential wine competition in the world. This year, the awards received over 18,000 submissions from 56 countries. […]

Pushing for a national agri-food sustainability index

A private–public coalition of 34 diverse partners is pushing for the creation of Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index. To that end, it has released the Business Case for Establishing the National Index on Agri-Food Performance. Sustainability has been a growing concern within foodservice, food manufacturing, and related industries for some years, but the conversation keeps on […]

Retail Council of Canada announces 2020 Grand Prix winners

The Retail Council of Canada has announced the winners of its annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards for 2020. The winning products were evaluated by a jury comprised of food and grocery experts who judged the entries based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging. The winners selected from this year’s finalists are as follows: FOOD BIMBO […]

Organic food sales climb by record amount in 2020

Amid the uncertainty and change of the past year, organic food is prospering. U.S. organic sales jumped by a record 12.4 per cent to US$61.9 billion in 2020, according to the 2021 Organic Industry Survey released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). That marks the first time that total sales of organic food and non-food products […]