Technomic experts highlight the 5 Ps of menu innovation

At the US National Restaurant Association Show last week, experts from Technomic offered advice on how to best tailor a menu to encompass trending flavours and combinations and appeal to consumers’ desire to try new things when dining out. Ultimately, the conclusion was that menu innovation doesn’t require a huge menu overhaul if new options […]

Plant-based proteins still more expensive amid soaring cost of meat

Plant-based proteins have many benefits, not least an often comparatively reduced toll on the planet and the environment, but does their pricing limit their accessibility? A new report has found that plant-based proteins are still generally more expensive than meat products despite the soaring cost of much meat in recent months. The Agri-Food Analytics Lab at […]

Canada & Ontario invest $900K to improve meat processing

The federal government and the government of Ontario are together investing $900,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch an innovative tool to connect meat and poultry farmers with abattoirs that have available meat processing capacity and to support recruitment, retention and training initiatives in the industry. The new Farmer-Processor Connections Initiative, led by Meat and […]

Foodservice looks to solve its beef dilemma

As the data has shown over and over again, consuming beef at current rates across the world is not sustainable.  Globally, livestock contributes 14.5 per cent of manmade greenhouse gas emissions, with beef responsible for the largest share, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations. Global methane emissions from cattle alone have risen by […]

Many more Canadians saying no to meat during pandemic

Sustainability is a growing concern for Canadian consumers, and one way that is manifesting itself is through an increasing desire to steer clear of meat — or at least to have the choice to do so. A new survey from Impossible Foods conducted by members of the Angus Reid Forum, found that one-quarter (24 per […]

Protein Power: The latest on how to rev up your meat and poultry offerings

By Renee Lee Wege There’s no shortage of meaty Canadian classics. Montreal smoked meat, gravy-slathered cheese curds, tourtiere, wild game, donairs — the list goes on. While plant-based dishes are gaining traction throughout all dayparts, meat still holds pride of place on most menus, and chefs and restaurants operators are getting increasingly creative to keep […]

Reality check: How much meat do Canadians eat?

Press release A new analysis of Statistics Canada data shows Canadians are consuming moderate amounts of meat. On average, Canadians consume 41 grams of cooked fresh meat, such as beef, pork, lamb and veal, a day – that’s about half the size of the palm of your hand. They also consume prepared poultry and prepared red […]

Meat and poultry prove their worth as versatile proteins

By Sean Moon As centre-of-the-plate mainstays, meat and poultry have long held a prominent place on Canadian restaurant menus. But with chefs always trying to raise the creative bar and impress diners, many are reaching beyond international borders to develop inspired and innovative protein dishes, all while giving tradition its due respect. With the days […]