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Food tourism route maps out Portneuf's best

News - Portneuf is a picnic waiting to happen. The Quebec region has park benches with mesmerizing views of the St. Lawrence River and lots of fixings for the food basket. A new tourism trail, the Gourmet Route, a.k.a. Le Parcours gourmand, has created a movable feast along a stretch of 125 kilometres featuring more than 50 stops in and around Quebec City.

Atrium sets sights on another acquisition

News - Atrium Innovations Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of science-based dietary supplements, is planning an acquisition in the $100-million range after completing its current vertical integration program, CEO Pierre Fitzgibbon said Tuesday.

Atrium Innovations Extends Research Partnership with Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF)

News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has extended its research partnership with the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods ("INAF"). In June 2011, Atrium launched a comprehensive applied clinical research program in collaboration with INAF at Université Laval in Quebec City. The original program was funded through the end of 2013.

The Québec City Convention Centre meets Health Canada Guidelines

News - The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, have developed a flavorful dish to meet Health Canada food allergy guidelines. Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), allergy associations and the medical community have identified ten substances most frequently associated with food allergies and allergic-type reactions. These substances are referred to as the ten priority food allergens.

Pure Encapsulations Announces Publication of Study on Proprietary Polyphenol Blends

News - Pure Encapsulations®, a leading manufacturer of research-based, hypo-allergenic nutritional supplements, is pleased to announce new research findings identifying specific pharmacologic actions on their proprietary fruit and vegetable based polyphenol blends. The study is the result of a comprehensive research collaboration with Atrium Innovations and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) based at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Maison Orphée certified FSCC 22000

News - Food safety is a global concern, not only because of the importance for public health, but also because of its impact on international trade. Effective and harmonized food safety systems shall manage and ensure the safety and suitability of food in each link of the supply chain. For this reason, Maison Orphée got this certification of management systems ISO 22000.

The International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics will hold its annual scientific gathering in Québec City in October

News - Discover the latest findings on nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics as they relate to obesity, aging, cancer, diabetes and its cardiometabolic factors, inflammation and oxidative stress as well as translation into nutrition and personnalized medicine.

Atrium Innovations Announces Distribution Joint Venture in China in Partnership with Fosun Pharma

News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has entered into a joint venture contract with Fosun Industrial, incorporated in Hong Kong, wholly owned of Shanghai-based Fosun Pharma for the purposes of distributing Atrium brands in China. According to IMS Health Incorporated, Fosun Pharma is one of the top five domestic pharmaceutical companies in the People’s Republic of China by revenue, in the pharmaceutical manufacturing segment. The new joint venture will operate under the FOSIUM Innovations name.

Frédéric Calon on Québec Science’s 2012 top-discovery list

News - The work of Professor Frédéric Calon and his team at Centre de recherche du CHUQ appears on the prestigious list of top 10 discoveries in 2012 selected by Québec Science magazine.

Yet more evidence of the benefits of omega-3s

News - Consuming omega-3s modifies the expression of hundreds of genes, even in subjects who follow the recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide to the letter, according to a study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

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