China’s shutout of Canadian meat scrambles global pork flow

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – China’s decision to block imports of Canadian meat has set off a global chain reaction in pork trading but it will do little to curb overall demand as a disease ravaging the Chinese hog herd elevates prices, industry experts say. China said on Tuesday it wants the Canadian government to temporarily stop … Read more

First genetically modified salmon to hit Canadian stores

HALIFAX – Genetically modified salmon raised in Prince Edward Island are poised for the leap to grocery shelves, a Canadian first that has left traditional producers concerned about setting their farmed fish apart. Environment Canada recently gave notice it has approved U.S.-based AquaBounty to grow the salmon at its site about 74 kilometres east of … Read more

France 2019 Food guidance: Nuts, legumes and wholegrains.

Unsalted nuts, pulses and wholegrains have been added to France’s dietary guidance, which in 2019 also promotes environmental sustainability and consideration of the Nutri-Score label system. Referece: FoodNavigator

International Food Commodity Prices Hold Steady in December

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 161.7 points in December, compared to a revised level of 161.6 points in the previous month. Global food prices held broadly stable in December, with rising international cereal prices offsetting declining sugar and dairy quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today. FAO reports … Read more

The future of grocery shopping.

Canadian grocers doubled down on transforming themselves into destinations for time-strapped shoppers this year, ramping up delivery options, acquiring meal kit companies and adding in-store eateries. Shifting consumer demands and tech titan Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market are pressuring grocers to evolve, yet experts say it’s only the beginning of a transformation in … Read more

State of the industry: Dairy

KANSAS CITY — Probiotic cold-brew latte. Spanish Manchego cheese with smoky chorizo salami. Glass pot set yogurt. Dairy processors are giving their mainstays a makeover in order to remain relevant among today’s adventurous, health- and wellness-seeking shoppers. Dairy processors have grown tired of being squeezed out of the refrigerated and frozen dairy departments by plant-based products. … Read more

Kraft to sell Canada natural cheese business to Parmalat

Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) has agreed to sell its Canadian natural cheese business to Parmalat SpA (PLT.MI) in a C$1.62 billion ($1.23 billion) deal that will help Kraft trim its debt and extend the North American footprint of Parmalat owner Lactalis. The deal comes a month after the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed, … Read more

China moves to lift confidence as economic growth hits weakest pace since 2009

China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest quarterly pace since the global financial crisis, with regulators moving quickly to calm nervous investors as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. Chinese authorities are trying to navigate through numerous challenges, as the trade war fears … Read more

Baybridge Commodities expands to serve the Brazilean market

In join venture with Molkerey Alimentos Ltd, Baybridge commodities is BBC alimentos Ltd, the company is based in Florianopolis southern Brazil. BBC Alimentos will bring an assortment of food ingredients and finish products with a focus on organics to serve the Brazilean Market, please visit the website for contact details.

U.S.-China trade war triggers seafood supply chain shake-up

The U.S.-China trade war has triggered a seafood supply chain shake-up, with U.S. importers scrambling to stockpile frozen Chinese squid and tilapia ahead of looming price increases while Canada exports more lobsters to China. A series of retaliatory tariffs between Beijing and Washington has led to a shift in global trade, creating winners and losers … Read more