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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

By The Canadian Press

Yogurt Recall
Four yogurt products, including Yoplait Minigo, have been recalled due to concerns some may contain pieces of plastic. (YOPLAIT.CA)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.

The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products includes some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram pouches, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.

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Health Canada Reviewing Safety of BBQ Brushes, Says Nine Injured Since 2011

Health Canada Reviewing Safety of BBQ Brushes, Says Nine Injured Since 2011

By Brennan Doherty, The Canadian Press

BBQ Wire Brush
(SHUTTERSTOCK)

TORONTO – Health Canada is conducting an investigation into the safety of wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecues, with plans to conclude the probe by the end of the summer.

The agency said the risk assessment on the brushes comes after it has received nine reports of injuries from wire bristles since 2011.

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Deep Fried Jell-O, Chicken Feet New Additions to Calgary Stampede Menu

Deep Fried Jell-O, Chicken Feet New Additions to Calgary Stampede Menu

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampede
A customer orders from Chicky’s Chicken at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Thursday, July 6, 2017. If it can be deep fried, there’s a good chance the Calgary Stampede midway has it. The new offerings on this year’s menu include Jell-O cubes, lemonade and chicken feet — all battered and dunked into hot oil until crispy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – If it can be deep fried, there’s a good chance the Calgary Stampede midway has it.

The new offerings on this year’s menu include Jell-O cubes, lemonade and chicken feet — all battered and dunked into hot oil until crispy.

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Food Musings: Beet Happening

Food Musings: Beet Happening

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Beet Happening
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

What struck me immediately about an anticipated visit to Beet Happening was that the food would be wholesome and healthy as depicted by its name and my hunch was accurate. The cheery spot at 818 Notre Dame serves gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings.

There were a number of comfortable booths which lined one wall and we were asked to find our spot and then return to the counter to order. Owner Justin might even take care of you himself. As we had arrived, we were encouraged to order our dessert as well, because the counter gets very busy over the lunch hour. The philosophy of Beet Happening is that exciting, nutritious food should be accessible to all people, even busy ones.

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Tips for Saving on Summer Entertaining

Tips for Saving on Summer Entertaining

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(NC) — With the hot weather in full swing, many of us are gearing up for outdoor entertaining. But whether you throw a barbecue or host a campfire roast, you’ll soon realize that summer entertaining starts to add up.

Canadians are already smart and use their wallets wisely when it comes to grocery shopping. In fact, according to a recent survey, there are two main factors we take into consideration before even stepping out the door with our list: fair pricing and good value for money.

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Tim Hortons Poutine Donuts Amuse, Disgust Social Media Users Before Launch

Tim Hortons Poutine Donuts Amuse, Disgust Social Media Users Before Launch

By The Canadian Press

Poutine - Donut
A Tim Hortons poutine donut is shown in a handout photo. A plan by Tim Hortons to offer poutine donuts at certain U.S. locations on Canada Day is drawing a mix of amusement and disgust online. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tim Hortons)

TORONTO – A plan by Tim Hortons to offer poutine donuts at certain U.S. locations on Canada Day is drawing a mix of amusement and disgust online.

The peculiar treat, described by the company as a Canadian-inspired product, is a Honey Dip Donut topped with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds.

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Federal Food Subsidy Extended to Churchill Following Rail Line Loss

Federal Food Subsidy Extended to Churchill Following Rail Line Loss

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
The mayor of Churchill, Man., says damage to a shutdown rail line, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

WINNIPEG – The federal government is extending its Nutrition North food subsidy program to Churchill until the Manitoba town’s only land link to the outside world is restored.

The subarctic community of 900 on the western shore of Hudson Bay has been looking for help since the rail line into town was severely damaged by spring flooding.

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Trailer Park Boys Add Landmark Halifax Eatery, Bars to Growing Business Empire

Trailer Park Boys Add Landmark Halifax Eatery, Bars to Growing Business Empire

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Trailer Park Boys
The Trailer Park Boys John Paul Tremblay, as Julian, left, Mike Smith, as Bubbles, centre, and Robb Wells, as Ricky, right, pose for a photograph in Toronto on Thursday, November 27, 2008. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

HALIFAX – The Trailer Park Boys, Nova Scotia’s supposedly dopey mockumentary stars, are amassing a business empire spanning an online comedy network, production studio, beverage deals, marijuana branding and now a landmark Halifax restaurant and bar complex.

The entrepreneurial acumen of Mike Smith, Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay — Bubbles, Ricky and Julian — belies the dim-witted campy characters that have attained cult status and prompted Netflix to pick up the franchise, now filming season 12 in Truro, N.S.

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More Food, More Music: Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival Waiving Admission

More Food, More Music: Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival Waiving Admission

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues FestivalWINNIPEG — There will be more food than ever before. And definitely more music. But organizers of the 6th annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival are doing away with admission to the street festival this year.

The two-day party on August 11-12 is also eliminating the cooking competition aspect of the festival and giving hungry festival-goers more options to try authentic barbeque cuisine.

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