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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Recall in Canada: Jalapeño-flavoured Miss Vickie's® kettle cooked potato chips recalled 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.
Canada cuts import tariffs on food ingredients to boost manufacturing
January 20, 2017
As the incoming Trump administration talks about piling on new tariffs to discourage imports and protect American jobs, the Canadian government quietly moved in the opposite direction over the holidays: eliminating tariffs.
Potato dehy manufacturer Idaho Pacific sold to Arlon Group
July 06, 2016
Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, announced today that they have sold Idaho Pacific, a company specializing in dehydrated potato products to Arlon Group, a food and agriculture investment firm with a global network that supports investments across the entire food supply chain in the Americas.
Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast achieves GRAS-status
May 19, 2016
Renaissance BioScience Corp. has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has “no questions” in regards to Renaissance’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notice for its non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast strain (GRAS Notice No. GRN 000604).
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