Agriculture

Kingsville Company Fined $1.5 Million

By Ian Shalapata (WINDSOR, ON) – Two directors of a Kingsville company have plead guilty to eight counts of contravening the Food and Drug Act,…


Highline Sold To Fyffes Of Ireland

By Ian Shalapata (LEAMINGTON, ON) – Leamington-based Highline Produce has been acquired by Irish importer and distributor of tropical produce Fyffes. The Irish company, headquartered…



Thomas Provides Food Safety Keynote

  (TORONTO, ON) – William Thomas, CEO of Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Ltd, provided a keynote address entitled Global Food Safety Perspective at the 6th Annual…



Canada, Ukraine Sign FTA

(OTTAWA, ON) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada and Ukraine have successfully concluded negotiations toward the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The…


Ontario Moves To Ban Neonicotinoids

(TORONTO, ON) – Starting July 1, Ontario will be the first jurisdiction in North America to protect bees and other pollinators through new rules to…


Bird Flu Confirmed On Woodstock Farm

(WOODSTOCK, ON) – Preliminary testing by the Province of Ontario has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock. The…


Local Producer Finalist For Export Award

By Tracey Coleman (MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas’ Utopia Brand was recently recognized by both the Ontario Export Awards for their export developments as well as…


Canner Enters Second Contract With Nigeria

(MAIDSTONE, ON) – Thomas Canning has signed a contract, yesterday, with the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to provide food safety training workshops…