The US wants to redefine what counts as healthy food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is redefining “healthy” food. The FDA on September 28 released the result of six years of consultations and revision: proposed new guidelines for assessing what constitutes “healthy” food. In short, something that is produced, advertised, or sold as “healthy” will now need to have the equivalent of one serving […]

1 in 4 Ontario F&B manufacturers waiting more than a year for critical staff

A new study conducted by Food and Beverage Ontario has found that while Ontario’s food and beverage processing industry is seeking to ease its skilled trade shortage by increasing education, employment opportunities, and access to qualified foreign workers, manufacturers are faced with numerous barriers. The report, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, […]

Canadian F&B manufacturing estimated to grow 15% in five years

As Canadian foodservice continues to begin to rebound from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing is expected to see more positive days ahead. BDC’s latest Food and Beverage Manufacturing Outlook estimates that food and beverage manufacturing, Canada’s second-largest manufacturing industry, will grow by 15.6 per cent in the next five years. The sector is anticipated to grow […]

Jeff Lehmann named regional sales manager of Nor-Lake

Press Release Nor-Lake®, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, has named Jeff Lehmann as regional  sales manager, effective Dec. 2, 2019, reporting directly to Keith Funke, vice-president of sales for Nor-Lake. Managing the Northeastern region of North America, Lehmann will also be responsible for managing three manufacturer representative groups on behalf […]

WFF partners with IFMA on new recognition for leading women in manufacturing

Press release The WFF has announced a partnership with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and their upcoming 63nd Gold & Silver Plate Awards event on Saturday, May 20 at Revel Fulton Market at 6:30pm. The annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards enables the industry to honor the nation’s top foodservice operator talent. As part of the partnership, WFF has […]

Food and beverage manufacturing sector no longer sustainable with soaring electricity rates

Press release Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) – the food and beverage processing sector’s professional organization – has released a report addressing the serious impact rising electricity costs are having on food and beverage manufacturing businesses in the province. The report, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness by Reforming Electricity Pricing reviews the current state of play with respect to rising electricity […]