Provision Analytics debuts new analytics software to ensure food safety compliance

CANADA – Provision Analytics, a company that creates practical and precise software for food processors and manufacturers, has debuted a new analytics software that will help farmers make data-driven decisions using information gathered for food safety regulation compliance. The software takes information gathered from all the regulated documentation requirements from seed, spray, harvest, wash, cut and packing of a product and stores it on a singular digital platform. That can save revenue in a worst-case recall scenario but it also reduces the need to document on paper the same procedures.…

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Canada’s Northern Analytical Lab Services attains ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

CANADA – The Northern Analytical Lab Services (NALS) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has achieved a major milestone, as it has now met international standards for testing labs. NALS has received accreditation from the Standards Council Canada to the International Organization for Standards, ISO/IEC 17025, for testing and calibration laboratories. This accreditation signifies the lab can produce and provide reliable water, soil and air test results for both UNBC researchers and external stakeholders. “This accreditation will open up a lot of doors for us for research partnerships…

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Northumberland-Peterborough South receives boost for farming, agri-food projects

CANADA – Ontario is giving a Canadian$ 282,000 (US$225364.53) financial boost to over 20 Northumberland-Peterborough South, a federal electoral district in Ontario, farming and agri-food projects to aid in augmenting on-farm practices in the province. This local investment is part of an Ontario-Canada Canadian$7.3-million (US$ 5833904.50) shared investment through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which is aimed at supporting farmers and agri-food businesses in priority areas. “It’s about supporting growth at the farm level, which will have positive impacts across Ontario’s agri-food sector. Building resiliency within our agri-food sector will help…

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Health Canada amends nutrition, list of ingredients, food color requirements in pre-packaged food products

CANADA – Health Canada, a department of the Government of Canada responsible for national health policy and also Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), has revised the nutrition labeling, list of ingredients, and food color requirements of the Food and Drug Regulations in Canada Gazette Part II on Dec. 14, 2016 with the changes to be implemented on a 5-year schedule. There are new requirements regarding the legibility of ingredient lists and food color declaration, grouping of sugars in the list of ingredients, various changes to information contained in the Nutrition…

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EFSA approves use of Lalmin Vitamin D yeast in broader food range

CANADA – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged after a detailed food intake assessment, the use of Lalmin vitamin D (VitaD) yeast-previously only allowed in baked goods and dietary supplements- in 34 food categories including fermented milk or cream products and meat or dairy analogues, for all target populations. Lallemand range of VitaD Yeast products are a natural and vegetarian source of Vitamin D that can be used to enhance the Vitamin D content of baked goods, and in particular of bread. In May 2020, Lallemand Bio-ingredients, a…

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