Canning, pickling and preserving foods from the late summer and early autumn harvest have been documented as staples in kitchens since the first years of Napoleonic Wars. Canning extends shelf life and is most commonly seen in vinegar pickles and jams. Today, consumer behavior has renewed fascination with consuming home-grown produce and choosing seasonal eating..
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Can you tell if a food is healthy just by looking the front of its packaging? Do you know if your favourite Canadian pre-packaged foods are high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat? Due to pending regulatory changes, this may be easier to do in the near future! Health Canada is proposing to implement new..
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You may remember our Industry Bulletin (December 2016); summarizing Health Canada's publication of updated Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours, in Canada Gazette, Part II. These changes to nutrition labelling align with the launch of Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy in the fall of 2016. Health Canada recognizes that..
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On August 2, 2017, Health Canada approved a new end use for stevia as a sweetening agent in two popular food products:  meal replacement/ nutritional supplement (i.e. protein) bars, and snack (i.e granola, cereal and fibre) bars.  This is a major development for the food industry, as snack, cereal and nutrition bars continue to be..
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