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Reducing Bacterial Growth on Stainless Steel Equipment with Cooking Oil

Researchers at the University of Toronto have published a report on the use of simple cooking oil to reduce the bacterial load on stainless steel surfaces such as those used in food processing equipment. In the process, the stainless steel is first chemically functionalized with alkylphosphonic acid and then coated wit...

Canadians Still Consuming Too Much Salt

Health Canada has recently released a report on the sodium (salt) intake of Canadians in 2017. The results were obtained through analysis of data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey. The report shows that despite federal efforts to reduce sodium intake, Canadians consume an average of 2760 milligrams (mg) o...

Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Published

The final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) have been published in the Canada Gazette Part II. By consolidating 14 different sets of food regulations into one, the SFCR represents a significant modernization of Canada’s food regulatory landscape. Food processors most affected by the new regulations are those...

CFIA Publishes Spring Newsletter

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has just published their latest edition of The CFIA Chronicle. Of particular interest to federally inspected food plants is the article on the CFIA’s rollout of their Standard Inspection Procedure (SIP). Read More ...

University Study Finds That Canadians Expect Mandatory GMO Food Labelling

Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax surveyed 1,046 Canadians to measure their attitudes towards the safety of genetically modified foods. The study found that most people (70%) strongly felt that GMO foods and ingredients should be labelled on all packaging.   However, respondents were much more divided ...