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New Pea Processing Plant Near Portage la Prairie to Create 150 Jobs

New Pea Processing Plant Near Portage la Prairie to Create 150 Jobs

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WINNIPEG — A new $400 million pea processing plant near Portage la Prairie is said to create 150 jobs when construction is complete.

The Manitoba government has signed a deal with France-based Roquette for the facility, which will serve a global and North American market while bolstering the province’s food-processing industry.

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McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami. McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada relaxed on Tuesday its policy for how it handles allergens such as peanuts, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe place for people living with allergies.

The fast-food chain introduced a Skor McFlurry on its menu, its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts not contained in an individual, sealed package. The dessert contains chopped almonds in the pieces of chocolate bar used to make the frozen treat.

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Food Musings: 2016 Restaurant Wrap Up

Food Musings: 2016 Restaurant Wrap Up

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Capital Grill
Capital Grill

WINNIPEG — The year started with munching on salads at The Nook, The Peaks Restaurant and the Capital Grill, then progressed through the delectable offerings of beef tartar at Sous Sol and Segovia. The peanut butter and jam chicken wings were a hit at the Silver Heights as well as the peanut butter and jam buster at Bronuts.

Midyear brought the Sunday brunch buffet at Gasthaus Gutenberger and out of town treks to Jonsey’s and Hillside Beach.

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McDonald’s Tests All-Day Breakfast in Winnipeg

McDonald’s Tests All-Day Breakfast in Winnipeg

McDonald's Breakfast
In this Feb. 14, 2013, photo, a McDonald’s breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan, File)

WINNIPEG — Would you like a hash brown with that Big Mac?

McDonald’s has brought its all-day breakfast test to one of its Winnipeg restaurants.

The Grant Park location is now serving the chain’s breakfast foods around-the-clock, giving diners the chance to pair an Egg McMuffin with a McChicken… if you’re into that sort of thing.

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McDonald’s Canada Testing All-Day Breakfast Menu in Select Provinces

McDonald’s Canada Testing All-Day Breakfast Menu in Select Provinces

By The Canadian Press

McDonald's Breakfast
In this Feb. 14, 2013, photo, a McDonald’s breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan, File)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada has begun serving all-day breakfast at some of its restaurants across Canada.

The fast-food giant says customers can order Egg McMuffins and hashbrowns, along with other breakfast staples, at 17 restaurants in B.C., Ontario and Quebec.

The majority of the locations serving breakfast past 11 a.m. are in Ajax and Whitby, Ont. The rest are in Mississauga, Ont., Brampton, Ont., the Montreal area, Langley, B.C., and Coquitlam, B.C.

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Raw: Almond Pop-Up Channels da Vinci in New Design

Raw: Almond Pop-Up Channels da Vinci in New Design

Raw: Almond
Raw: Almond is at the corner of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s favourite pop-up restaurant is back on frozen ground this season. Raw: Almond has returned to the ice after last season’s mild temperatures forced it on land.

Lead designer Joe Kalturnyk and his crew were out on Wednesday putting the final touches on the structure before draping it with a tarp and moving in the equipment and heaters.

“Luckily we’ve had these cold snaps and the ice is great,” Kalturnyk said. “Even if it warms up a little, it’s still okay because the ice is pretty thick. It just makes it a little slushy.”

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Food Musings: Simon’s Cuisine

Food Musings: Simon’s Cuisine

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Simon's Cuisine
Simon’s Cuisine is a new addition to the Food Hall at The Forks.

WINNIPEG — Simon’s Cuisine is part of the snazzy new Food Hall at The Forks Market. Winnipeggers were out in droves on this particular balmy winter day and so finding a parking spot took a bit of patience. Simon’s delectable offerings made one forget about the extra effort. The new hall had a grand open feel, even though the seating is still food-court style.

Simon’s has been on my radar for a long time. I had intended to visit their original location on St. Mary’s Road and never got the opportunity.

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As It Marks 50 Years in Canada, McDonald’s Fights to Shed Junk Food Image

As It Marks 50 Years in Canada, McDonald’s Fights to Shed Junk Food Image

By Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

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John Betts, CEO of McDonald’s Canada, poses for a portrait in McDonald’s Toronto headquarters on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Next year, McDonald’s will mark 50 years in Canada, an important milestone for a company that continues to fight a reputation for unhealthy eating. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – The head of McDonald’s Canada wants you to know one thing as the Golden Arches prepares to mark their golden anniversary.

“I will tell you straight out that the reputation we have for food is absolutely unfair, unrealistic and a total … fill in the blank,” says president and CEO John Betts, slamming his hand on a table during a recent interview.

“It’s baloney.”

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Food Musings: Fusian Experience

Food Musings: Fusian Experience

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Fusian Experience
Fusian Experience, 612B Academy Road (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — My husband caters a few special events each year and when that happens I get kicked out of the kitchen. This created an unexpected opportunity to order in and Fusian Experience (612B Academy Road) immediately came to mind. The phone line went immediately to voice mail so I suspected they were busy on a Saturday evening. Since they are right in our neighbourhood, I nipped over there to place my order in person. Only three of the half dozen tables were occupied but the phone orders were really keeping the kitchen hopping. Owner Lisa Le-Taing (with her husband owner/Chef Chris Taing) took my number and told me that she would phone me when I could return to pick up our fixings. This gave me an opportunity to survey the tiny but sleek restaurant. The bar stools at the open kitchen would be a fun spot to perch in the future.

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