The Future of Meat is…. Lab-Grown?

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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COVID-19 and Food Safety

COVID-19 and Food Safety

During a difficult time like a pandemic, the safety of our families and those we love is paramount. This affects those in our bubble or household—including ourselves. Scientific experts and food safety authorities around the world are closely observing the spread of COVID-19. Through this observation, evidence shows that there…
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Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

On October of 2018, the Cannabis Regulations came into force, bringing major change to how cannabis is regulated in Canada. Legalization of different types of cannabis products for medical and recreational use was implemented in a step-wise manner, as follows: How has legalization of Cannabis impacted Canadians?? Adult Canadians (aged…
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Ingredients, Allergens and the Impact of Recalls

Ingredients, Allergens and the Impact of Recalls

More than 2.6 million Canadians live with food allergies, with over half of those being children [1]. While there is no cure for food allergies, it can be managed by avoiding the food allergen through carefully examining food labels. Food allergens can be present in the most unexpected places, so how…
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CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

The CHFA East Conference and Trade Show (held in Toronto September 12-15, 2019) boasted over 1,100 trade show exhibitors and a 2-day education session. Krista Coventry (Director of Regulatory Services for Eastern Canada) attended the education sessions to keep Source’s finger on the regulatory pulse for self-care products and functional foods! …
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Get Your Edible Answers Here!

Get Your Edible Answers Here!

The new class of Cannabis Regulations have been finalized. These regulations will come into force on October 17, 2019 and new products will be available for sale by mid-December 2019 at the earliest to allow you to stuff your Christmas stockings or to ring in the New Year with whatever…
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Regulating Weed Eaters

Regulating Weed Eaters

The newly published survey results from Deloitte anticipates the Cannabis edibles and infused products will create a booming $2.7 Billion annual market. From the 2,000 adult Canadians surveyed online, the likely edible users plan to consume gummy bears, cookies, brownies or chocolates at least every three months. The proposed new…
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I’ll take HACCP for 500, Alex

I’ll take HACCP for 500, Alex

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” -Warren Buffet HACCP (pronounced has-sip) which stands for H: Hazard-A: Analysis-C: Critical-C: Control-P: Points is still the best system to manage food safety, to assess the risks and to implement preventive control measures. HACCP was established in the late 1950’s by a group of…
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New Year, New Traceability Goals

New Year, New Traceability Goals

2019-what better year to ensure your Food Recall and Traceability program are robust and compliant with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Food recalls are expensive and time consuming, placing a strain on the food industry, inspectors and consumers. Although there are many steps in place to eliminate food hazards,…
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Packaging Science: Tactile Expiry Labels

Packaging Science: Tactile Expiry Labels

We’ve written previously on Understanding Food Labels: the Difference Between Best Before and Expiry Dates. But what if understanding when the food was safe to consume was even easier to understand? In a UK supported Wrap initiative to redefine standards around use-by date labelling, and an attempt to reduce food…
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