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Regulation & Compliance (Ontario Works) Posts
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 [...]
Safe Food for Canadians Act: What does it mean for
January 17, 2017

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates  If you are in the food business – preparing, packaging, importing, exporting or distributing – the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) could have a major impact on your business. [...]
You've Got Questions - We've Got Answers!
September 2, 2016

Have you heard about Food Stater's on-demand 24/7 resource portal? Answer Box is a password protected area on our website that is available to Food Commercialization Program clients, Accelerator clients and Food Starter Members. [...]
Cronut Burger Lessons
August 4, 2016

By Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates Summer in Toronto brings back the popular CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), an annual event synonymous with fun and food. It also brings back memories of the 2013 Cronut [...]
You can't do it from home
July 28, 2016

By Lisa Reed, Food Science Intern, Food Starter Busy food entrepreneurs often ask Food Starter staff, “can I produce my products at home”? The short answer is “no”. All grocery stores and specialty food shops [...]
Clean Labels: A Marketing Opportunity
June 21, 2016

by Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates Inc.  Canadian attitudes to food are changing rapidly, with increasing numbers of consumers paying more attention to food labels. Their search for healthier foods is at the root [...]
5 tips for Growing your Food Biz Fast!
June 14, 2016

At Food Starter we meet food entrepreneurs every day and one of the common frustrations we hear from early stage food business owners is that finding the right resources and tools to grow quickly and [...]