Rogers Sugar Inc.: Conference Call – 2nd Quarter 2024 Results
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  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Sugar Inc. (RSI) will be holding a conference call to discuss their 2024 second quarter results on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 17h30 (Eastern Time). The conference call will be chaired by Mr. Michael Walton, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Jean-Sébastien Couillard, Chief Financial Officer. If you wish to participate, please dial 1-800-717-1738. A recording of the conference call will be accessible shortly after the conference, by dialing 1-877-674-7070, access code 36162#. This recording will be available until June ..read more
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Navigating New CFIA Food Labeling Regulations
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In recent years, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada have introduced significant updates to nutrition labeling regulations. These updates come off the back of increasing levels of health consciousness and consumers being more conscious of what they are consuming when it comes to food products. It has also been implemented by companies in the food and beverage industries to foster transparency and trust for consumers in their nutrition labeling. These changes, which need to be implemented in 2024 and 2025, aim to promote healthier eating choices and ensure that food p ..read more
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GLBC achieves G7 Master Qualification
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  VANCOUVER, B.C., April 16, 2024 -- Great Little Box Company Ltd./ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) announced today that it has achieved G7® Master facility qualification, awarded by Idealliance®, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. GLBC joins a select group who have successfully completed their folding carton print production processes' training, examination, and qualification processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications. G7 is Idealliance ..read more
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Canadian innovation taking plant-protein nutrition to new heights
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  Toronto, Ont., April 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Protein Industries Canada held a tasting and networking event to celebrate the launch of its latest project announcement: A collaborative effort to de-risk, scale and expand Wamame Foods’ new high protein product line. Working with project partners Apex Food Source, Crush Dynamics and AGT Food and Ingredients, Wamame Foods is using Canadian ingredients to develop, commercialize and scale a new functional athlete-focused high-protein line of food products, such as high-protein burritos, that exceeds the protein-to-calorie ratio o ..read more
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Plant Forward, the premier plant-based food and ingredient returns for its second year
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  Toronto, Ont., April 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global leaders in the plant-based food and ingredient sector are gathering at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto for the second edition of Plant Forward, from April 16 to 18. Plant Forward brings together global leaders in the agriculture and food space and features speakers, including Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT Foods; Erica Orange, a leading futurist; and Paco Underhill, the author of How We Eat: The Brave New World of Food and Drink. Also on the agenda are representatives from Danone Canada, Roquette, Sobeys, Plant Up ..read more
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Norwegians rely on vacuum pumps from Atlas Copco for fish packaging
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  Cologne, April 2024: Norway has a long tradition of catching and processing fish. The country ranks second in the world for exports behind China. To ensure the high quality of their freshly caught products, Norwegians pay particular attention to an unbroken cold chain. One company that contributes to a high level of food safety is Atlantic Styro. The manufacturer, based on the Atlantic island of Lovund, just outside the Arctic Circle, produces containers made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). The polystyrene boxes keep fish and seafood fresh during transport and storage. Modern liquid ..read more
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Moderate sales but improved margins for Canadian food and beverage manufacturers in 2024
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  Regina, Saskatchewan, April 10, 2024 – Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers face a mix of obstacles and optimism for profit margin improvements in the year ahead, according to the latest Food and Beverage Report. After hitting a record $165 billion in food and beverage manufacturing sales last year, 2024 is expected to see sales moderate in sync with slowing inflation and tighter household budgets. Despite sector-specific headwinds and changing consumer shopping habits, the overall outlook is more positive. Population growth and stabilizing input costs are two reasons margin ..read more
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Next generation electronic gas mixers
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  The latest iteration of Witt's MEM+ gas mixer series focuses heavily on connectivity. With a choice of seven distinct interfaces, these gas mixers seamlessly integrate into existing systems such as packaging machines, laser welding machines, or other systems utilizing protective or process gases. The new generation of the MEM+ gas mixer series from the world market leader, Witt, delivers precise and reliable mixtures, optimizing your processes for maximum efficiency. Standard interfaces include Analog 4-20 mA, Ethernet, CanBus, and OPC UA, with optional additions like Profinet, RS232 ..read more
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EPac Flexible Packaging Enhances Digital Printing Capabilities in Canada
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Austin, Texas, April 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePac Flexible Packaging, the leading provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, proudly announces the expansion of its digital printing capabilities in Canada through the addition of an HP Indigo 200K digital press at its Toronto facility, bringing their total number of these next-generation presses to five in North America. This strategic investment reinforces ePac's position as Canada's largest digital flexible packaging producer, now boasting a total of nine digital presses across its Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal locations. With ..read more
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Emergent Vision Technologies Software Upgrades Deliver Significant Image Processing and Latency Improvements
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  PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Apr. 9, 2024 — Emergent Vision Technologies, a pioneer in high-speed GigE Vision cameras and zero copy and zero-loss vision technologies, announced a further expansion of its powerful eCapture Pro software to include two new intuitive image processing tools: FlexProc and FlexTrans.  Emergent’s eCapture Pro software allows users to fully integrate and leverage the company’s award-winning 5GigE, 10GigE, 25GigE, and 100GigE machine vision cameras. The new FlexProc and FlexTrans tools leverage eCapture Pro’s intuitive graphical user interface to exp ..read more
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