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Low GI Foods and Your Health

What is Glycemic Index? Glycemic index (GI) is a measure that grades a food based on how much it raises the blood glucose when consumed. It ranks food and drinks that contain carbohydrates by how much it raises blood sugar levels after it is consumed. Foods are categorised from low,...
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UNFI Fall Vendor Summit: Recap

To help the community gain greater access to relevant resources and tools, United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Canada hosted a vendor summit to bring all partners together to meet, touch base, and develop meaningful relationships. On November 17, 2021: Director of Business Development Stuart Greenfield and Creative Director Marcel Fisette were...
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SNI Speaker with Venturepark Labs: Packaging Strategies

Venturepark Labs is a community of business, brand, culture, and CPG specialists. They can help all aspects of business—from funding some companies, to marketing others. They can help with scaling, reinventing, and strategizing to drive business growth. They are a true Innovation Hub. Here at SNI, we pride ourselves in the firm...
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Plain Language Labelling Requirements in Canada: Natural Health Products

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Natural Health Product Regulations which would introduce some key features in order to make labelling of NHPs more clear, consistent, and legible to the general public. This update would align with the newly implemented Plain Language labelling requirements for non-prescription drugs. With the...
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Widespread Food Inflation: In Canada and Beyond

There is no denying that we've feeling the pinch when shopping for essentials--especially when managing a grocery budget. Both climate change and the pandemic are causing a rise in food prices across Canada. Over the past 12 months alone, food prices have gone up 2.7%, and are predicted to rise...
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Introducing Dr. Lindsei Sarna

Lindsei Sarna is SNI’s new Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Lindsei has a long-standing interest in evidence-based health products, and brings with her a strong and diverse technical background in the areas of biomedical research, natural health products, nutrition, cosmetics and cannabinoid research. Lindsei obtained a BSc...
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The FDA is urging food manufacturers to reduce salt in products

In 2012, Health Canada published voluntary targets for reducing sodium in processed food by the end of 2016. The targets were developed through consultation with the food industry, health sector and research experts. Now, in an announcement made on Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration is urging both restaurants and...
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September 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today provides an opportunity for each public servant to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. It fulfills the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call-to-Action #80 and will serve as a day of remembrance, reflection, action and learning. We would like to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of...
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SNI New Research Clinic Opens this Fall

SNI is thrilled to announce the expansion of our capabilities as a full-service contract research organization to include an in-house clinical trials facility in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada). As we continue to offer expert strategic consulting services to help guide clients through Canadian and U.S. pre-market commercialization processes, we can now...
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Source Nutraceutical, Inc. Has an Updated Look!

We’re excited to announce that Source Nutraceutical, Inc. has undergone a rebrand! Here at SNI, we’re thrilled to enter this new and exciting phase with a fresh and updated look that accurately reflects our growth as a company, and who we are today! Our New Logo After 18 years of...
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Participate in a Research Trial

Participating in a research trial can be a rewarding experience. By giving your time as a research participant, you are helping researchers to develop and advance scientific discoveries. Depending on the clinical trial, participants can receive a copy of their individual results from the study, usually in the form of...
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Take the Quiz: Are Your Labels Compliant?

Canadian Food Labelling Challenge – Take our quiz! Are your Labels in Compliance with Canada’s Food Labelling Requirements? QUESTION 1: THE NET QUANTITY OF A PREPACKAGED FOOD PRODUCT IS 355.2 GRAMS. WHAT IS THE PROPER BILINGUAL LABEL DECLARATION? 355.2 g 350 g 355 g 0.35 kg QUESTION 2: WHICH OF...
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Save the Date… Canada Organic Week is Next Week!

What is Organic Week? Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Annually, there are hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment during this time. Organics represent a vibrant alternative...
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JOB OPENING: Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

The Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance assists in obtaining and maintaining government approval for natural health products (dietary supplements), cosmetics, medical devices, over-the-counter drugs, and consumer packaged goods in the Canadian marketplace.  Reporting to the Director of Regulatory Affairs, the Associate Director will perform a Quality Assurance...
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INSIDE SOURCE: Meet Maryam and Abdalla

Source is happy to announce another issue of INSIDE SOURCE and proudly introduce two new members of our growing team!   We would like to welcome Maryam Shamloo to the Source team as our new Associate Director of Clinical Trial Operations. Maryam earned her Master of Sciences degree in Food Sciences and Technology...
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JOB OPENING: Regulatory Affairs Specialist

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist assists in obtaining and maintaining government approval for drugs, medical devices, nutritional products, and related materials for clients of Source Nutraceutical Inc. Under direction of the Director of Regulatory Affairs, aids in the review of formulations, labels, development of marketing materials, liaising with government officials, and...
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Decentralized Clinical Trials during COVID-19

Earlier this year we talked about the challenges of conducting clinical research during COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us to a “New Normal” situation in clinical research, and we (as a contract research organization) have adapted to accommodate current health guidelines.  Over the last 17 months we have seen...
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The Future of Meat is…. Lab-Grown?

Lab-grown meat (also known as clean meat, cultured meat, cellular agriculture, or in-vitro meat) is simply flesh that is grown outside of an animal’s body. The meat itself is real, but it is obtained without slaughter. Aiming to disrupt the conventional ways of producing animal products, the goal of lab-grown...
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SNI Clinical Trial Services featured in Winnipeg Free Press

Our talented and fantastic team was featured in Winnipeg Free Press this morning–including a great photo of our President & CEO Bernie Desgagnés and a brief history of how far he has come leading us towards success. We’re so excited about managing clinical trial services and partnering up with the innovative team...
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Follow us on Instagram!

Source Nutraceutical is excited to announce the launch of their shiny new Instagram account! Our regulatory, graphic design, and clinical trial teams will be sharing the latest info on projects we’re working on, services we provide and overall industry news. You can follow us on Instagram @sourcenutra, you’ll be glad...
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