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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project spotlight

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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All the benefits of a fresh, whole blueberry – in a bottle

Blueberries, especially wild varieties, are well-known for their health-boosting antioxidants. Imagine a product that can give you the full health benefits of eating fresh blueberries – but in liquid form.That’s PURE Blueberry, a unique new blueberry purée now on the market...

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Improving the taste and texture of frozen fruits and vegetables

In a climate like Canada’s, freezing fruits and vegetables close to harvest time means being able to enjoy them year round.Currently, vegetables are blanched – treated with heat – before they are frozen. This ensures food safety and minimizes freezer burn, but also affects t...

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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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