Canada finalizes legal framework on cannabis production and sale

CANADA – The government of Canada has completed regulations for the production and sale of cannabis and related products as it anticipates a surge in sales of cannabis beverages in the near future. The new […]

Symrise’s Diana Food opens R&D facility in Canada to drive innovation

CANADA – Diana Food, the nutrition and wellness division of Symrise has opened a new research & development facility in Quebec, Canada to promote innovation in consumer nutrition and well-being solutions. The new center will […]

Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021 to tackle pollution

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled plans to impose a ban on single-use plastic items such as bags, straws, cutlery in an effort to tackle the challenges brought about by environmental pollution. According to […]

Burcon NutraScience to build US$48.3m pea and canola protein facility

CANADA – Canadian plant proteins producer has entered into a joint venture partnership with an investor group to build a new US$48.3 million (CAD 65 million) pea protein and canola protein production facility in Western […]

Viterra teams up with Canadian Foodgrains Bank to end hunger

CANADA – Canadian grain handling business, Viterra Inc has partnered with Foodgrains Bank, a member of the Humanitarian Coalition to end global hunger. The two are teaming up for the third year in a row […]

Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen steps down after Saputo takeover

CANADA – Canadian dairy processor, Dairy Crest has announced that Mark Allen is stepping down as Chief Executive of Dairy Crest after successful completion of the takeover. Also, Mr. Tom Atherton, Dairy Crest Deputy Chief […]

CP Foods to acquire Canadian pork producer HyLife for US$370m

CANADA – Thai based food products company, CP Foods (Charoen Pokphand Foods) has reached an agreement to acquire Canadian pork producer, HyLife for US$370 million (CAD 498 million). CP Foods will take control of 50.1% […]

AGI completes acquisition of Indian rice equipment firm Milltec for US$82m

INDIA – Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI), the Canadian engineering and manufacturing solutions provider has completed the acquisition of Milltec Machinery Ltd for US$82 million (CAD 109.5 million). Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Milltec is a […]

China halts imports from Viterra as ban on Canadian canola widens

CHINA – China has stopped importation of canola from Viterra, one of Canada’s largest grain handling business as crackdown on Canadian canola expands. Viterra becomes the second company whose registration has been cancelled by Canadian […]

Coca-Cola Canada invests US$14.9m to support ‘mini bottle’ production

CANADA – Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd has announced that it has invested US$14.9 million (CAD 20 million) to upgrade production line capabilities at the Brampton plant to support mini bottle production. According to the company, […]