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Cavendish Farms brand Classic Hash Brown Patties

Recall of Cavendish Farms and No Name hash brown potatoes in Canada

March 17, 2022
Classic hash brown patties from Cavendish Farms and potato patties from No Name are being recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) due to undeclared wheat and barley.
Renaissance BioScience Corp. receives additional R and D funding for its yeast-based RNA technology.

Additional funding for Renaissance BioScience Corp's yeast-based RNA technology

December 03, 2021
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global bioengineering company, announced today that it is receiving advisory services and additional funding of up to CAD 200,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
PEI based Salad Company, Johnston’s Encourages Canadians to Support Local PEI Potato Farmers in Response to Recent Export Ban

PEI based Salad Company Encourages Canadians to Support PEI Potato Farmers in Response to US Export Ban

December 01, 2021
With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers while they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.
David Côté and Julie Poitras-Saulnier, co-founders of the Montreal company Loop Mission, pose with their latest product — lime-and-ginger gin. (Courtesy: Loop Mission | Facebook)

From chips to cheers: Montreal company makes gin from potato scraps

December 27, 2019
After tackling upcycled juice and beer, Loop has now launched a lime-and-ginger gin. The Quebec gin was launched in December, just ahead of the holiday season.
MSPrebiotic, is manufactured in Carberry, Manitoba and it largely consists of resistant starch, derived from raw potatoes.

Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

December 03, 2019
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health
Beatties Distillers

Beatties distillers launches the first Canadian potato gin

June 26, 2018
Beattie’s Distillers has added a potato-based gin to their spirits lineup with the launch of Farm Crafted Potato Gin on Friday June 22, 2018.
Blue Roof Vodka is unique because they don’t use (dehydrated) potato flakes, instead choosing to cook the potatoes whole and they don’t add malted barley so the vodka can be called gluten-free at the end process (Courtesy: Global News)

New Brunswick potato farmer produces its first batch of Blue Roof vodka

June 11, 2017
The Strang family of potato farmers in New Brunswick, Canada are getting into the liquor business by making vodka from potatoes. The first batch of Blue Roof vodka will be available in the farm’s storefront this week and in NB liquor stores sometime in the next week.
Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast has shown promising results in large-scale industrial trials in baked goods and snack foods, as well as in lab scale tests in fries and coffee.

Orkla Food Ingredients signs licence agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. for Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast Technology

May 30, 2017
Orkla Food Ingredients, a subsidiary of Orkla ASA (OSE:ORK) has signed a license agreement with Renaissance BioScience Corp. to exclusively produce and sell Renaissance acrylamide-reducing yeast to food manufacturers in the European Nordic and Baltic markets, starting in Q3 2017.
In the past (10-15 years ago) french fries were a major source of trans fats, but now most companies have switched to healthier oils. Nowadays, bakery products are the main source of trans fat in the Canadian diet.

Health Canada proposes to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in food

April 29, 2017
Health Canada is introducing a regulatory proposal to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs)—the main source of industrially produced trans fats—in food to help protect the health of all Canadians.
Jalapeño-flavoured Miss Vickie's® kettle cooked potato chips recalled in Canada due to potential presence of salmonella in seasoning recalled by supplier (Courtesy: Pepsico Canada)

Recalled in Canada: Jalapeño-flavoured Miss Vickie's® kettle cooked potato chips - due to potential presence of salmonella in seasoning

April 22, 2017
The Miss Vickie's® brand today announced a voluntary recall of Jalapeño-flavoured Miss Vickie's® brand kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning used in the product.


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