The hottest food and beverage trends in Canada.

An awareness of Canadian food and beverage trends - and changing consumer preferences - can help food processors and manufacturers better target their marketing and sales in Canada. According to Restaurants Canada, total food service sales in the country are projected to reach $88.7 billion in 2018, with millennials driving that growth. The hottest trends … Continue reading The hottest food and beverage trends in Canada.

A good look at food fraud – and the need for product traceability.

Sunday morning is usually pretty relaxing - fresh-brewed coffee and a leisurely look at the weekend newspapers. So you can imagine how we sprung quickly into work mode when reading this National Post article about food fraud. It's a compelling read that opens with the 2008 Chinese milk scandal (which killed six infants and sickened … Continue reading A good look at food fraud – and the need for product traceability.

Where the agriculture and equestrian sectors meet.

We always stress the importance of trade shows and exhibitions as an important part of any market entry strategy. And today, we're highlighting one of the year's biggest. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every year in Toronto, Canada, and is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition. It's also the … Continue reading Where the agriculture and equestrian sectors meet.

Legalization: One Week Later.

It's been almost a full week since recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada. We dedicated last week's blog to some basics about the Cannabis Act - what is allowed, labeling requirements, and a brief look at the financial side of the industry. This week we're offering some additional information, so read on. Levels of Responsibility Federal … Continue reading Legalization: One Week Later.

Some answers to your questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

As we've mentioned in previous posts, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into effect on January 15, 2019. Now is the time for food manufacturers and importers/exporters to prepare to be compliant by that deadline. Last week, we watched Livingston's in-depth webinar about the SFCR and what the food sector needs to know … Continue reading Some answers to your questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Act.