Investing in public trust without a company logo attached is just one of the ways our farm and food system can move the conversation forward, says Crystal Mackay, former president of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). While the entire conversation over social license and public trust is relatively new to Canada’s food system,… Read More

Quebec’s farmer union and its beef producers are calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to stop Beyond Meat from using the word “meat” when referring to its plant-based products, such as burgers and sausages, Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles reports. Beyond Meat launched its meat-alternative product line in Canada on May 1, 2019. L’Union des producteurs… Read More

The former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development of Prince Edward Island will lead the the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). John Jamieson has been hired by CCFI’s board of directors to replace Crystal Mackay who led the team for nearly 10 years. “We are delighted… Read More

Turkey Farmers of Canada have launched a five-year advertising and PR campaign encouraging consumers to #ThinkTurkey (#PensezDindon). The campaign will focus on engaging primary meal planners to raise awareness of the benefits of turkey, drive year-round demand, and increase overall consumption and retail availability of the protein. Launched May 6, the campaign includes billboards, transit… Read More

Canadian supply chain data platform, TrustBIX, has officially gone public as of Tuesday morning, listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) in Canada. Formerly known as Reco Northern Alberta Inc. (RNAI), the Edmonton-based company merged with ViewTrak Technologies Inc., to create TrustBIX. The new company focuses on the supply chain of agricultural products, as well… Read More

Canada, and Western Canada specifically, has been incredibly successful at growing millions of acres of plant-based protein in the form of peas, chickpeas, and canola meal. With a few exceptions,  nearly all processing of Canada’s pulse crops happens outside of the country. Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada, has been tasked with changing that…. Read More

Dairy giant Saputo has completed its transaction to purchase Dairy Crest, a United Kingdom-based dairy company. The final sale for £975 million (approximately $1.7 billion) was first announced on February 22, 2019, and finalized April 15, 2019. According to a news release, Dairy Crest manufactures and markets cheese, butters, spreads and oils, under leading British… Read More

La Broquerie, Manitoba-based HyLife announced today it is being bought by Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) for $498 million. HyLife is a vertically-integrated pork production company, from feed processing, to hog production, and pork processing and distribution of pork products. HyLife employs over 2,500 people, and has processing plants in Canada, including Neepawa, Man.,… Read More

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