You can be forgiven if you don’t remember the first Food Day Canada. After all, it wasn’t even called that in 2003. At the time, the Canadian border was closed to livestock movement and protein trade because of BSE. It was an economic disaster for the beef industry, but it also spurred the creation of… Read More

The federal and Manitoba governments have announced a new $3 million cost-shared program to help agricultural processors in the province mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Agri-food and agri-product processors, food distributors, and agri-food industry organizations can apply for up to $25,000 for the following: •    personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies; •    business continuity practices,… Read More

Aspire Food Group has announced it is moving forward with plans to create a 100,000 sq ft cricket farm at London, Ont. The company plans to commercialize insects-as-protein for the North American market. The plant will hatch, raise, and process crickets into a protein powder. “This first-of-its-kind commercial facility will enable not just Aspire Food… Read More

For the second time this week, the pulse industry is in the spotlight as another research and development project gets the green light. This latest project, funded through the protein supercluster Protein Industries Canada (PIC), is a joint research and development initiative between Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients and ulivit, a consumer-facing ingredients start up,… Read More

Protein Industries Canada has announced a $19.2 million project looking at faba bean (also called fava bean) and pea processing on the Canadian prairies. The main partners and private funders in the project announced on Friday are Roquette — the French company that’s building a $400 million pea processing plant at Portage, Man. — and… Read More

The four western Canadian provincial hog producer groups are asking three major pork processors for a larger cut of the value of each hog. The boards of directors for the B.C. Pork Producers Association, Alberta Pork, Sask Pork and Manitoba Pork Council have sent a letter to Maple Leaf Foods, Olymel, and Donald’s Fine Foods… Read More

Lately, a lot of attention has been paid to the beef aspect of your mainstay steak entree, however, we’re now turning our attention to potatoes. Late last year we saw a shortage of potatoes due to a late, wet harvest. As of May 2020, the situation is quite the opposite, as the repercussions of COVID-19… Read More