July 24, 2017


Tree Leaves—for Colour and Functional Ingredients

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland are currently exploring a process allows for the extraction of natural colourants and nutritional compounds from fallen leaves that would otherwise be burned or composted. Leaves in autumn … [Read more...]

Good Food Awards – Finalists 2017

Chosen from 2,059 entrants, 291 companies were named finalists for the Good Food Awards 2017. Now in its seventh year, Good Food Awards are given to the best in each of the following 14 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, … [Read more...]

SIAL Food Innovation Awards 2015

This year the following were judged to be the 10 best innovations at SIAL Canada. Nupasta - Konjac Angel Hair: Gluten free. Ready in 1 minute. Made with konjac root and non-GMO soy. Innovation: component – recipe. Country: China, Canada, … [Read more...]

Natural Products Expo West – Anaheim 2015: What’s new?

The 2015 NPEW - Trade show was attended by more than 70,000 participants and more than 2,700 exhibitors. Among the latest trends: In the beauty category, we're seeing the emergence of more product lines featuring nutrient-rich, edible ingredients … [Read more...]

Stonemill removes gender specific labelling on “Wellbeing” breads

Recently Stonemill Bakehouse, a Toronto-based bakery, launched Men's and Women's Wellbeing breads. The intention was to support the unique and different nutrient needs of men and women. Stonemill worked under the guidance of a registered dietitian to … [Read more...]

FLAVOUR FORECAST 2014—Consumers are looking for “HEAT”

Taste is consistently identified by consumers as the number ONE determinant of food choice. So it’s not surprising that flavour sells. But which flavours do consumers go for you may ask? Well McCormick has been trending ingredients and forecasting … [Read more...]

Collin Thornton wins @ RAWF 1st International Chef Competition

Collin Thornton, Chef at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel was presented with the first place ribbon as part of The Royal Winter Agricultural Fair's (RAWF) first International Chef Competition today.  Chefs from New York’s Waldorf Astoria and Chicago's … [Read more...]

SIAL Canada 2014 – Innovation Awards

More than 80 products were entered in the SIAL CANADA INNOVATION contest this year. Fifty (50) products were pre-selected and presented to the Grand Jury, ten (10) made the final cut and one (1) was acclaimed the grand winner. Below, you will find … [Read more...]

Back to School Treat Ideas

Cookies are not the only treats to add in a lunch bag. Sardo Foods of Bolton (Ontario), just released individually packed pitted olives for Back to School. When I saw these little single serve packages I was excited. Now my daughter who loves … [Read more...]

Susan likes the “Fuel Snack’n Dip Container”

Now, this container is so cute it just might be worth filling.  The Snack 'N Dip Container  by Trudeau is perfect for carrot or celery sticks and dip. It is ideal for a few crackers and cream cheese or pita and hummus.  After all, it comes with it's … [Read more...]