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The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program
August 9, 2017

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) understands technology and business.  Each year, IRAP supports thousands of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all industry sectors through funding and a [...]
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The Importance of Choosing the Right Packaging Barrier
July 26, 2017

By Ryan F Talag, Marketing and New Business Associate from Chantler Packages You’ve spent countless hours developing your new food product. From research and experimentation all the way to the final touches and taste [...]
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Beware of Gluten-Free Claims
May 18, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates "Gluten free" has spread like wildfire. In hot pursuit of sales, brand owners are jumping on the bandwagon and gluten-free products appear to have taken over the grocery [...]
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Halal Labelling Requirements
May 4, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates With the growing demand for halal products, a halal designation is an opportunity to reach an ethnically diverse market. Marketing foods as “halal” is considered a claim, according [...]
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The future of Ontario’s innovative food industry!
May 2, 2017

This year at AMI's annual Food and Beverage Conference, held in Niagara Falls, many of the food industry leaders in Ontario came together to discuss the future of food in our province. The meeting gave [...]
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Recipe to Retail Part 1: Transforming Recipes into Packaged Products
March 21, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain and Associates For food entrepreneurs aspiring to see their creations on retail store shelves, there is much they need to know. This is the first in a series of articles [...]
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How Food Safety Culture can Protect and Grow Your Bottom
March 16, 2017

By Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain and Associates If you’re in the food business, ensuring your products are safe is a moral obligation. What does food safety culture look like (in layman’s terms)? Food [...]
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Enterprise Toronto’s Business Plan Review
March 8, 2017

A solid business plan is a “roadmap” for your business. It allows you to prepare, focus, and set goals – particularly your financial goals. It shows where you are going and how you will get there. [...]
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Overview on Software Systems for Small Food Processors
February 21, 2017

By Simon de Groot As a follow up to a seminar on inventory control in small food processing companies, the discussion revealed a need for a cost effective solution for startups (zero to 3 years [...]
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A Quick Look at the Science Behind Product Packaging
February 3, 2017

By Direct Packaging Solutions With sustainability and convenience being key concerns for many Canadians, the product packaging industry has seen many innovations such as bottled water in liquid cartons and smaller PET formats in recent [...]
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