Partake's brews come in at between 10 and 30 calories per can. Pic: Partake

My Drynuary: ‘Our customers are our main source of inspiration'

By Rachel Arthur

Canadian non-alcoholic beer Partake Brewing was launched in 2017: and now sells its brews across Canada and the US. Evan Cohen, President and Chief Commercial Officer, looks at the two markets in this series on innovators in the low/no alcohol industry....


Canada launches $333m fund to compensate dairies for lost market share

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The funding will provide non-repayable compensation to dairy producers and processors who have lost market share due to concessions made by the Canadian government in trade deals such as the CPTPP, the Canada-EU agreement and the Canada-US-Mexico trade...

Even 'just the one' drink involves risk, says the new Canadian guidance. Pic: getty/happy photon

New Canadian drinking guidelines call for stricter alcohol policies

By Rachel Arthur

A Canadian report on health and alcohol suggests health warnings, minimum unit pricing and stringent advertising restrictions for alcohol should be implemented in the country: as it delivers its message that ‘no amount or kind of alcohol is good for your...


Nestlé sells Nestlé Waters North America for $4.3bn

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé will sell its Nestlé Waters North America business – including brands Pure Life, Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ozarka and delivery service ReadyRefresh – to One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.

USMCA trade deal progress made

USMCA trade deal progress made

By Aidan Fortune

The deal between the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has made further progress following agreement by the three nations.

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

Solugen Inc. has unveiled its new water treatment system

Pig slurry treatment innovation unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian water treatment specialists Solugen Inc. has launched its new process for the treatment and purification of wastewater from the agricultural and industrial sectors.

The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

Research suggests irradiation is safe and prevents the presence of harmful pathogens

Canada poised to allow beef irradiation

By Mandy Kovacs, Ottawa

Canadian health officials will consider the pros and cons of allowing the sale of ground beef exposed to radiation to go ahead. 

The most 'technologically advanced' film for food packaging

Canada packs a punch with innovative packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processors in Canada are to benefit from LINPAC’s packaging technology after it agreed a deal with Heat Sealing Packaging (HSP), which supplies food materials and equipment in Canada. 

The Canadian government is calling for changes to the content and format of on-pack food nutrition labels.

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

By Jenni Spinner

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.

ISAPP: “The panel concluded that the general benefit of support­ing a healthy digestive tract was reinforced by evidence gathered on a large number of different probiotic strains representing commonly studied species.”

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP


The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology...

It is hoped the investment will reduce the risk of livestock diseases

British Columbia invests in disease protection

By Georgi Gyton

The governments of British Columbia and Canada have invested CD$613,050 on increased surveillance and preventive measures in order to reduce the risk of livestock diseases such as a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) spreading to the region.

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

Canada’s gluten-free market surges: Packaged Facts

By Maggie Hennessy

Riding the wave of continued strong consumer demand for gluten-free food options, Canada’s gluten-free market reached $458.9 million in 2012, according to a recent report from Packaged Facts entitled 'Gluten-Free Foods in Canada'.

Canada ploughs $1.6m into E.coli research

Genome Canada reveals E.coli research grants

By Joseph James Whitworth

Genome Canada has selected two applicants that will receive half a million dollars in funding for the rapid detection of pathogentic E.coli.


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