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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Baked goods high in antioxidants can boost human health

It’s well-known that dark blue and purple fruits and vegetables – like blueberries or purple cabbage – aregreat sources of the anthocyanins or antioxidants we need to stay healthy.Those antioxidants are scavengers of free radicals – high energy particles in the human...

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Improving the taste and texture of frozen fruits and vegetables

In a climate like Canada’s, freezing fruits and vegetables close to harvest time means being able to enjoy them year round.Currently, vegetables are blanched – treated with heat – before they are frozen. This ensures food safety and minimizes freezer burn, but also affects t...

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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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