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

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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Getting the health benefits of oats and barley more easily

University of Alberta researchers have teamed up with an Alberta food manufacturer to make it easier for Canadians to get the health benefits of barley and oats.They’ve developed a dry, concentrated form of beta glucan – found in the cell wall of barley and oats – that is ea...

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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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CFI food and beverage research and innovation priority setting final report 2017

Canadian Food Innovators (CFI) undertook development of a prioritized plan for food processing research and innovation in Canada at the company level.

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