Welcome to the Food Court winner of Best Practitioner Blog by Glen Jameson

It's that time of year. I'm thrilled to announce that this blog and firm podcast Welcome to the Food Court has won the 2016 Canadian Law Blog Award for Best Practitioner Blog.

I'm grateful for the support we've received from our listeners, the time our guests have put in to preparing for our recording session, and for our friends from the profession for nominating us. Thanks!

We'll be back in late January with a new episode of the podcast on #foodlaw.

S2E3-2: Charles Benoit versus the Queen by Glen Jameson

The Toronto Distillery Company: It’s a micro-distiller, and it reflects a new generation of whiskymakers making products for a new generation of whisky drinkers. Charles Benoît and Jesse Razaqpur focus on highly traceable and locally sourced grain for their whisky. In a world built for Hiram Walker, one of the world’s largest distillers, to sell to the LCBO, the world’s largest purchaser of beverage alcohol, operating an innovative still at a small scale has presented challenges and opportunities.

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S2E3-1: Charles Benoit versus the Queen by Glen Jameson

The Toronto Distillery Company: It’s a microdistiller, and it reflects a new generation of whiskymakers making products for a new generation of whisky drinkers. Charles Benoît and Jesse Razaqpur focus on highly traceable and locally sourced grain for their whisky. In a world built for Hiram Walker, one of the world’s largest distillers, to sell to the LCBO, the world’s largest purchaser of beverage alcohol, operating an innovative still at a small scale has presented challenges and opportunities.

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S2E2: Catherine Mah on Public Health by Glen Jameson

Catherine Mah. We've been working on this interview since January this year, because Catherine's work and research interests seem to overlap most things that are newsworthy in the food universe. This podcast is a great primer on health promotion and public health in the food systems context, which is important and expansive and powerful. Listen.

Glenford Jameson quoted in Globe and Mail Article on Food Fraud by Glen Jameson

Speaking on the similarities between recent Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulatory prosecutions for food fraud and breaches of the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act, Glenford Jameson was quoted in the Globe and Mail for comment on the charges laid against Cericola Farms Inc. and directors Amadeo Cericola and Anthony Cericola,

“A question that remains for the sector is whether there is more to come,” he said. “Are the charges laid against Cericola Farms, which are so similar to those laid against Mucci Farms, simply the result of a well-timed whistle blower, or do they mark a new era of high-impact food fraud investigations and prosecutions by the CFIA?” he asked. “After all, twice is a coincidence, three times is a pattern.”

Read the full article here.