South Korea and Japan halts ‘genetically modified’ wheat imports from Canada

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has announced that it has suspended wheat and flour imports from Canada after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that it had discovered genetically modified (GM) wheat in southern Alberta. On June 15, Japan temporarily halted imports of Canadian wheat saying it was reviewing tests that Canadian officials had…

Genetically modified wheat ‘related to Monsanto GM wheat line’ detected in Canada

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has discovered genetically modified (GM) wheat in southern Alberta, Canada even when GM wheat is not authorized in the country. World Grain reported that the testing carried out by CFIA found out that the Alberta wheat sample was a match for a Monsanto GM wheat line that…

Sobeys realigns leadership team to bolster retail and ecommerce

CANADA - Sobeys Inc., the second largest food retailer in Canada has announced it has reshuffled and made new appointments to its senior management team at its supermarket and drugstore subsidiary. The move is part of Sobey’s three-year transformation plan announced by the retailer’s president and CEO, Michael Medline to restructure its business in an…

Coca-Cola to build US$85m facility in Canada, launches fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk

CANADA - Coca-Cola Canada has announced an US$85 million investment to build a new production facility in Ontario, Canada while it also launches its new fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk in the region. According to the company, the new facility will provide new production capabilities starting with fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk, lactose free milk containing nine essential nutrients,…

Ingredion launches nature-based plating agent that transforms liquids into powders

ASIA - The US based ingredients maker, Ingredion has launched a high-capacity, nature based plating agent that allows manufacturers transform a variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients. Developed by Ingredion scientists in their Idea Labs, N-ZORBIT 2144 is a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating…

Walmart delivers US$15m in commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025

CANADA - Walmart Canada has announced a commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025 after receiving a US$15 million funding from Walmart Foundation to support initiatives and research to reduce food waste in Canada. According to the company, the initiative builds on its long term commitment to food waste, dating from 2005. The company…

Renaissance BioScience partners with Mitacs for US$1.44m research project

CANADA - Renaissance BioScience, a global leader in proprietary yeast-based technology solutions has announced a US$1.44 million research and development project in partnership with Mitacs, a research and training organisation. The project, equally funded by the two companies supports the development of next-generation, systematic tools and methods for expanding, screening and selecting biodiversity in non-GMO…

Quebec dairy processor to receive US$3m in funding from Canadian government

CANADA - The Canadian government has unveiled plans to invest up to US$3 million in Fromagerie Bergeron Inc., a Quebec-based dairy processor as part of the Canadian Government’s Dairy Processing Investment Fund. The fund is part of the government’s plan in support of the dairy processors’ investments to improve productivity and competitiveness based on Canada-European…

Dr Pepper Snapple’s brand launches a new flavour combination with eleven years of growth

CANADA - Canada Dry, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is a leader in great-tasting carbonated beverage, has launched Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade, a new, delightful flavor combination. The new drink, made by the #1 brand of ginger ale, combines flavor made from real ginger and a splash of lemonade made…

Canada approves nutritionally improved rice variety

CANADA - The department of the government of Canada, Health Canada through a note to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), has said that it has no objection to the use of golden rice as food. However, IRRI indicated that the product will not be sold in Canada at this time, World Grain reports. This…