Canada's food processing sector produces goods valued at over $105 billion annually.

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? New network supports food and beverage manufacturing innovation and collaboration  

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project spotlight

Maintaining flavour while ensuring the safety of processed vegetables

It’s generally accepted that heating vegetables before freezing or canning them – using a process called blanching – will affect their taste and texture. And yet heat treatment is considered necessary to ensure food products are safe for human consumption.But what if certain...

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Getting the health benefits of oats and barley more easily

University of Alberta researchers have teamed up with an Alberta food manufacturer to make it easier for Canadians to get the health benefits of barley and oats.They’ve developed a dry, concentrated form of beta glucan – found in the cell wall of barley and oats – that is ea...

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Validating the safety of new canning technologies for the vegetable industry

Initial research results are indicating that canned vegetables could potentially be processed safely at lower temperatures – a change that would improve their taste and nutritional qualities.Currently, food safety regulations governing canning in Canada recognize two thermal processes f...

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Canadian Food Innovators funded research projects 2018-2023

The following research projects have been funded through the Canadian Food Innovators - Innovateurs canadiens en alimentation (CFI-ICA) research cluster 2018-2023.

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