Sainte-Thérèse, July 10, 2019 – Cora Breakfast and Lunch is proud to announce that the brand is now a valued partner of Canadian airline WestJet. The onboard breakfast meal, served in Premium cabin on morning flights, is now provided by Cora. It is a satisfying mark of confidence in the Canadian breakfast pioneer.

WestJet has been offering Cora breakfasts on the majority of its flights lasting 2½ hours or more since June 26. The breakfast leader’s morning creations are served on flights departing after 10:30 p.m. and before 9:30 a.m. The in-flight dishes are inspired by classic Cora favourites: Smoked turkey eggs Ben et Dictine, a Vegetable skillet and a Spinach and aged cheddar omelette with turkey sausage. The three plates are available in rotation and a change to the menu is planned for next fall to maintain customers’ appetite for the delicious breakfast fare.       

Passengers in WestJet’s Premium cabin are able to savour Cora breakfasts, making it a delicious opportunity for Cora to offer a taste of its menu to a different segment of the population. Moreover, this new mandate will allow the breakfast leader to pursue its expansion plan and bring added value to its offering.   

For WestJet, this tasteful initiative is part of its plan to optimize its Premium service. The breakfast dishes, served on a tray with stainless-steel utensils, will be accompanied by a serving of the fruit that is the source of Cora’s fame and which continues to set it apart to this day. 


July 10, 2019

Laval, Canada - Disinfectants play a vital role in helping stop the spread of disease in virtually every type of facility cleaned by custodial workers. 

While they are aware of their proven benefits, many workers may not be aware of some of the unique terms and terminology associated with disinfectant cleaning.

To address this, Avmor, a leading manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions and disinfectants, has put together the following Disinfectant Quiz. Answer the following questions as best you can; the correct answers are listed below.

Let's begin:

1). A disinfectant capable of killing a wide range of microbes is called?

A wide-range disinfectant.

A broad-range disinfectant

An EPA-registered disinfectant.

2). Some disinfectants continue to work after being applied to a surface. This effect is called?

The residue effect

Residue activity

Chemical residue activity

3). The removal of bioburden (bacteria) before disinfection is called?




4). Some surfaces become contaminated even though they may not be directly touched. These are called?

Transfer surfaces

Transition surfaces

Contaminated surfaces

5). Some EPA-registered disinfectants contain iodine and a surfactant that helps dissolve soils. These disinfectants are called?

No disinfectants contain iodine


An intermediate disinfectant

6). The key reason a surface should be cleaned before disinfecting is?

To remove soils that can reduce the efficacy of the disinfectant

Prevent quat-binding

To reduce the amount of disinfectant necessary for killing germs

7). A low-level disinfectant can be used for?

To destroy certain viruses

General housekeeping

Both of these

8). In Canada, a disinfectant with a DIN is similar to what?

An EPA registered disinfectant

A Green-certified disinfectant

A hospital-grade disinfectant

9). Which regulatory agency in the U.S. requires the use of certain disinfectants in medical facilities?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Regardless of how you scored, being aware of the meaning of these terms will help you choose the right product and use it knowledgeably.


1)     A broad range disinfectant

2)     Residue activity

3)     Precleaning

4)     Transfer surfaces

5)     Lodophors

6)     To remove soils that can reduce the efficacy of the disinfectant

7)     Both of these

8)     An EPA-registered disinfectant

9)     Occupational Safety and Health Administration


TORONTO, July 3, 2019 /CNW/ - McDonald's Canada today announced its partnership with the Rainforest Alliance to serve McCafé® coffee made exclusively from 100 per cent Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee beans in all of its restaurants across Canada.

The Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica beans sourced by McDonald's for its McCafé coffee are grown and harvested according to strict standards to protect forests, conserve wildlife and support communities in coffee growing regions around the world. This commitment to ethical sourcing will be spotlighted on the McCafé hot beverage cups used in restaurants, which will sport the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, so consumers can feel good about enjoying their McCafé latte, cappuccino, or brewed coffee.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working to ensure the long-term well-being of farm communities, forests and wildlife. To become Rainforest Alliance Certified, farms and farmers are audited annually against a rigorous standard with detailed environmental, social and economic criteria, designed to protect biodiversity, improve livelihoods, and foster a culture of respect for workers and local communities.

McDonald's Canada has been on a journey toward making its business practices more sustainable as part of an overarching goal to reduce its environmental footprint. Recently, the company announced plans for a "Green Concept Restaurant," with two restaurants acting as incubator locations to test new packaging options and recycling initiatives. Sourcing only 100 per cent Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans is one part of this journey, to help ensure the long-term wellbeing of farm communities, forests and wildlife.


"Canadians are looking for brands to take a leadership role in making positive changes in the industry, and we're listening to that," said Catherine Crozier, Senior Director, McCafé Strategy, Marketing & Brand Innovation. "Our decision to serve 100 per cent ethically-sourced coffee beans is another step forward in our coffee journey. Rainforest Alliance certification provides our guests with the knowledge that when they choose McCafé coffee, their choice makes a positive impact on our planet."

"Having a partner like McDonald's and the McCafé brand is a meaningful way to help educate Canadians about how their coffee is grown and how everyday choices can make a difference," said Miguel Zamora, Director of Core Markets, Rainforest Alliance. "The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on McCafé cups lets Canadians know the coffee inside the cup is from beans sourced in a way that supports farmers and their communities, and helps protect our environment."

Additional facts:

  • The Rainforest Alliance addresses social impacts through many means, including:
    • Training coffee farmers in methods that boost yields and safeguard the health of the land for future generations.
    • Promoting decent living and working conditions for workers, gender equality and access to education for children in farm communities.
    • Improving incomes by using sustainable methods to increase yields and achieve cost savings through more efficient farm management; leveraging certification to help farmers reach new markets, negotiate better prices, improve their access to credit and earn a premium on their beans.
  • "Ethically Sourced" references goods that are produced and purchased in a way that is respectful of the people who produce them.
  • "Sustainability" indicates the priority to meet society's food needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • In 2018, McDonald's Canada also became the first company in Canada to serve Canadian Angus beef certified sustainable by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • The Green Concept Restaurants are located in London, ON and Vancouver, BC and will test new sustainable packaging that have the potential to be rolled out on a larger scale in the future, including innovations such as a fully re-pulpable cup for cold beverages, and 100 per cent fibre straw-less lids
  • McDonald's is a key partner with other leading brands, industry experts and innovators to bring fully recoverable hot and cold fibre cup systems to a global scale via the NextGen Cup Challenge.
  • Globally, McDonald's has committed that by 2025, 100 per cent of McDonald's guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources.

McDonald's is also committed to ensuring that 100 per cent of fibre-based packaging is sourced from recycled or certified sources by 2020.


TORONTO, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Parmalat Canada Inc. ("Parmalat Canada"), a subsidiary of the Lactalis Group, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced transaction involving Parmalat's acquisition of Kraft Heinz's Canadian natural cheese business for a purchase price of $1.62 billion CAD (approximately $1.24 billion USD at current FX rates). The acquisition includes the Cracker Barrel, P'tit Québec, and aMOOza! brands in the Canadian market.

Under the terms of the transaction, Parmalat Canada acquired Kraft Heinz's production facility located in Ingleside, Ontario, relevant volumes of milk quotas and approximately 400 employees from the Ingleside facility.

The transaction represents a significant investment in Canadian dairy and represents a strong commitment to the Lactalis Group's Canadian business, building on Parmalat Canada's current Canadian footprint, which includes nearly 3,000 employees, 16 dairy processing plants and a dedicated research and development facility.


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