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Nut-free Aurora food plant hiring workers, expanding to U.S., western Canada

Nut-free Aurora food plant hiring workers, expanding to U.S., western Canada From Metroland York Region A $100,000 government grant for food processing machinery will allow Aurora-based Treasure Mills to expand its markets in the United States and western Canada and hire new workers, the president says. The funding to Treasure Mills, which makes nut- and […]

Food and Beverage Ontario backs changes to province’s processing vegetable regulations

Food and Beverage Ontario backs changes to province’s processing vegetable regulations From Better Farming An organization representing Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturers supports the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission’s efforts to change the province’s processing vegetable regulations. Food and Beverage Ontario says the commission’s proposal supports the industry in addressing key elements raised by the […]

People are spending less on vets and more on food

People are spending less on vets and more on food From the Globe and Mail All Good Dog Food Co. came out of nowhere. When I got my dog 3 1/2 years ago, he was like my child, so making dog food is so personal for me. When you are a new parent, you want […]

French’s using Leamington tomatoes in all its ketchup

French’s using Leamington tomatoes in all its ketchup From the CBC Tomatoes grown by Leamington, Ont. farmers will be used in ketchup once again, more than a year after Heinz pulled its operations out of the town. French’s, most famous for its mustard, is producing ketchup and company president Elliott Penner promises to use only […]

Report Card on Ontario Food and Beverage Processing Industry Innovation Tells the Story

Report Card on Ontario Food and Beverage Processing Industry Innovation Tells the Story From Newswire.ca Food and Beverage Ontario has released two reports on innovation in the Ontario food and beverage processing industry. Reports have indicated that there are several value-creating physical and on-line innovation resources available in Ontario to processor businesses across the province […]

QC & ON food and beverage processing industries team up for growth

Que. and Ont. food and beverage processing industries team up for growth From Food In Canada Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) and Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Quebec (CTAQ) have signed an agreement to team up in an effort to strengthen food and beverage processor representation nationally and provincially, as well as raise the […]

Ontario’s agri-food sector is growing

Ontario’s agri-food sector is growing From BetterFarming.com Lorne Small, president of the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, says “I would like to see more emphasis on individual entrepreneurs and business people having a responsibility to grow their businesses as well.” Small made the comments in response to Wednesday’s release of the Agri-Food Growth Steering Committee’s […]

Chatham-Kent accounts for 55% of Ontario’s tomato production

Chatham-Kent accounts for 55% of Ontario’s tomato production From Chatham Daily News Over the past few weeks we have seen a number of crops being harvested and we will see more in the coming weeks. One crop that has a significant economic impact in our community is the tomato. Did you know that Chatham-Kent is […]

Frulact Group to bring 50+ jobs to Kingston with new plant

Portuguese food processor Frulact Group to bring 50+ jobs to Kingston with new plant From the Kingston Region The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) and City of Kingston announced Friday that the Portuguese food processor Frulact Group have selected Kingston as the home for a new North American plant and research and development facility. Approximately […]

Canadian pork processing plants operating below capacity

Canadian pork processing plants operating below capacity From the Western Producer Canadian pork packing plants have lost 150,000 head per week, which has resulted in plant closures and consolidation. Prairie packers were running at 95 percent capacity in 2010, but that fell to barely 80 percent last year.
 As well, five owners control 40 percent […]