Teresa Van Raay ends pork council term
May 17, 2018 - Teresa Van Raay has completed her term as a director at the Canadian Pork Council.
She remains in national pork politics as a director of Canada Pork International.
She gained both positions from her role as a director of the Ontario Pork marketing board.
Bavarian Meats’ licence restored
May 16, 2018 - Effective April 23, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has restored the licence of Bavarian Link Meats Products Ltd. of North Bay.
The CFIA suspended the licence earlier for failure to comply with CFIA standards.
Chocolate pepper draws attention
May 16, 2018 - A chocolate-coloured bell pepper grown in Leamington is turning heads in the produce aisle. It’s from Zing! Foods, also known as Orangeline Foods Sales Limited.
“It’s not something you see every day in the produce aisle,” Jordan Kniaziew, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a news release.
“We are trying to turn more people on to this variety to add some Zing! To their meals and snacks.”
The peppers are sweeter than traditional bell peppers, according to the release.
“Any pepper that looks so different from your classic bell pepper colors should have a unique taste and flavor profile. This pepper doesn’t disappoint,” Kniaziew said in the release.
“The sweet taste and deep color is ideal for those adventurous foodies who want to impress their guests with something unexpected.”
Closer registered for mullein bug control on apple
May 16, 2018 - Canadian apple growers will have a new insecticide to combat mullein bug, according to a press release from Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont.
Closer received a new label registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) last week, adding mullein bug to aphids and other orchard pests previously labeled.
Closer insecticide contains the active ingredient sulfoxaflor, made to control resistant and non-resistant pests. According to the press release, the active ingredient moves quickly through the plant to deliver systemic and translaminar activity. Pests are controlled both through contact and by ingestion, resulting in fast knockdown and residual control.
The insecticide is described as having “minimal impact on beneficial insects.”