Canada establishes residue limits for Flutriafol in hops, almond nuts

CANADA – Canada has established the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the fungicide Flutriafol in hops and almond nuts as per the requirements of the Pest Control Products Act for food imported to and sold in Canada. Flutriafol is a systemic broad-spectrum fungicide from the triazole group, which is usually used for seed dressing of cereals. It is currently registered…

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency places sanctions on romaine lettuce imports

CANADA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) has announced special requirements for romaine lettuce imports from the U.S. owing to concerns about Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination. The Agency has implemented temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license conditions for the product. SFC regulations require food businesses that import products, prepare food for export, or send food across provincial or…

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EnWave Corporation acquires SQF certification for vacuum-microwave toll drying facility

CANADA – EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has successfully completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification process of its state-of-the-art vacuum-microwave toll drying facility, REVworx, marking the Company’s ability to offer toll drying services to food producing partners around the globe. The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that…

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Alberta Beef Producers concerned over proposed front-of-package labelling for ground beef

CANADA – Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) have voiced concern over a proposed regulation from Health Canada to change the labels on packages of ground beef, claiming it may create doubt of their product’s nutritional value. According to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), Health Canada is proposing a food labelling change that will require ground beef sold in Canadian retail stores…

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Canadian researchers create rapid test for deadly infections in livestock

CANADA – Canadian researchers have developed a new form of rapid test to detect infections in farm animals, responding to the rising threat of dangerous outbreaks. The prototype has been proven effective in detecting a devastating diarrheal infection in pigs and can be adapted to test for other pathogens, and in other animals. The test, created by researchers at the…

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Olymel sets up in-house microbiology lab to reinforce quality control

CANADA – Olymel, a Canadian meat packing food processing company,  has set up its own central microbiology laboratory, in a bid to improve quality control. This new laboratory’s analyses will focus on detecting primary pathogens like listeria and salmonella and confirming product shelf life (expiry date). Already a priority in its operations, the company’s commitment to health, safety and quality…

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Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency establishes limits for Pyraziflumid residues in food

CANADA – Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) for Pyraziflumid residues in specific food commodities. More than 1,000 pesticides are frequently used to increase yields of cereals, fruits, and vegetables by protecting them against plant diseases caused by pests and pathogens including bacteria, fungi, and viruses.…

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Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program welcomes 7 new participants

CANADA – The Nova Scotia Seafood Quality Program (NSSQP), a program launched in 2021 to market the quality of seafood from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, has added seven new seafood companies to its standard to promote the province’s seafood to world markets. Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture announced in a release. The NSSQP is oriented toward…

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Bureau Veritas launches new microbiology lab in Canada

CANADA – Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, has announced the opening of its fifth Canadian Microbiology Laboratory located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The new laboratory will offer Rapid Pathogen testing for E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella and Listeria, as well as Indicators for Generic E.coli/Coliforms, Total Plate Count, Yeast and Mold. The facility is an…

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Renaissance Bioscience Corp receives new permits for its acrylamide-reducing yeast

CANADA – Renaissance BioScience Corp., a global bioengineering company, has received new patent allowances and grants for its acrylamide-reducing yeast, covering China, Russia, India, Australia and Vietnam. The five new patent grants and allowances join previously issued patents from the US, Japan, Indonesia, Chile and Colombia, with patents pending in multiple additional markets. The company’s yeast  reduces the formation of…

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