Category: Blog

Introducing Smart Label Canada

Consumers are demanding a higher degree of transparency from manufacturers.  They want to know what’s in their food, where it’s made and how it’s processed.  They also want to know more about the company that makes it. SmartLabel TM is a tool that gives consumers access to detailed information about a wide range of products in a consistent format.  You can access it through a QR code on the package, through the product website or by going to the SmartLabel…

Tree of Life Canada hires Lisa MacNeil as President

Earlier this week, Tree of Life announced that it has hired Lisa MacNeil as their incoming President.   Following the recent retirement of Bill Ivany, Jamie Moody had stepped back into the business, assuming day to day responsibility and to lead the search for Bill’s replacement. We are very pleased to announce that the search has led us to hire Lisa MacNeil.  Lisa is an experienced food industry leader having started her career in sales with Canada Packers and then in…

Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Holiday Baking can be overwhelming when you’re new to gluten free baking.  The selection of flour varieties and how to create a flour blend that mimics regular wheat flour can be so confusing! Gluten-free baking requires a fun science mixture blend of at least two flours – one of which is usually a starch flour. Starches help rebuild the binding, texture, and structure that gluten typically provides.  Flours can be separated into three categories based on how dense and nutritious they are and…

Coffee Is Hot!

Coffee is a fundamental part of food culture around the world.  Over the past few years, the coffee industry has changed drastically for a variety of reasons. The coffee category is increasingly being named a functional natural beverage set as more and more scientific research is released that confirms its varied health benefits.  Functional coffee is comprised of products (like coffee grounds or ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages), that have been fortified with vitamins or minerals that didn’t already exist in the…