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

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? CFI food and beverage research and innovation priority setting final report 2017  

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Maintaining flavour while ensuring the safety of processed vegetables

It’s generally accepted that heating vegetables before freezing or canning them – using a process called blanching – will affect their taste and texture. And yet heat treatment is considered necessary to ensure food products are safe for human consumption.But what if certain...

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New technology adds value to under-used agricultural products

A University of Alberta spin-off company is hoping to bring new value to under-used agricultural products  by developing specialized protein drinks for Asian markets.IGY Inc. of Edmonton is working on a technology to solubilize – or liquefy – protein from lower value cuts of ...

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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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New board chair at Canadian Food Innovators

There is a new board chair at the Canadian Food Innovators (CFI). Joe Lake of McCain Foods assumed the role at the organization’s annual meeting last week with Dr. Rotimi Aluko becoming the new vice chair.

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