Canada's food processing sector produces goods valued at over $105 billion annually.

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? New network supports food and beverage manufacturing innovation and collaboration  

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project spotlight

Innovative bacon production processes meet food safety standards

Bacon can be produced safely under certain processing methods that fall outside of new guidelines released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).That’s the finding of newly completed research carried out by Maple Leaf Foods and the University of Alberta that looked at the possib...

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Turning egg shells into a functional food ingredient

When an egg is cracked, the inside is consumed and the shell is considered waste and thrown away.Canada produces about 615 million dozen eggs per year. About one quarter of those eggs go to the food industry, where they’re broken and used for processing into various products. That resul...

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Validating the safety of new canning technologies for the vegetable industry

Initial research results are indicating that canned vegetables could potentially be processed safely at lower temperatures – a change that would improve their taste and nutritional qualities.Currently, food safety regulations governing canning in Canada recognize two thermal processes f...

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Canadian Food Innovators funded research projects 2018-2023

The following research projects have been funded through the Canadian Food Innovators - Innovateurs canadiens en alimentation (CFI-ICA) research cluster 2018-2023.

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