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New Canada Food Guide Nixes Portion Sizes, Promotes Plant-Based Proteins

New Canada Food Guide Nixes Portion Sizes, Promotes Plant-Based Proteins

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

Canada Food Guide
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and nutritionist Jessica Cole look over samples of some of the food groups at the unveiling of Canada’s new Food Guide, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — Drink more water and eat more plants, Canada’s new food guide says, doing away with the traditional food groups and serving counts familiar to generations of students in health classes across the land.

The food-guide facelift unveiled Tuesday, the first in 12 years, reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed at promoting healthier eating and lifestyle choices, rather than emphasizing serving sizes and specific foods.

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Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for U.S. Colleagues Hit by Shutdown

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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NAV Canada air traffic controllers monitor air traffic at the NAV Canada control centre in Montreal on March 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL — Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the initiative began Thursday when employees at Edmonton’s control centre took up a collection to buy pies for controllers in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Hot Potato: Food Guide Makeover Creates Debate as Health Canada Prepares Release

Hot Potato: Food Guide Makeover Creates Debate as Health Canada Prepares Release

By The Canadian Press

Vegetables
Vegetables are on display at the Jean Talon Market on January 11, 2016 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – An overhaul of the Canada Food Guide is set to be released soon, a highly anticipated makeover that will do away with the rainbow visual many Canadians associate with the dietary guide commonly used in hospitals and daycares.

One of the major changes expected in the new Food Guide is a focus on plant-based sources of proteins — a move that has sparked concern among industry players including the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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Employees at Two Winnipeg Stella’s Locations Vote to Unionize

Employees at Two Winnipeg Stella’s Locations Vote to Unionize

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Workers at Stella’s Osborne location and Sherbrook locations have voted to unionize. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Employees at two Stella’s Cafe & Bakery locations have voted to unionize.

The move to join UFCW Local 832 comes after recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault within the popular Winnipeg chain. Two top executives have since been released from the restaurant and an HR firm was brought in to recommend operational and policy changes.

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Richardson International Has Deal to Buy Wesson Oil from Conagra Brands

Richardson International Has Deal to Buy Wesson Oil from Conagra Brands

By The Canadian Press

Cooking Oil
Richardson International Ltd. says it has an agreement with Conagra Brands Inc. to purchase cooking oil brand Wesson and a U.S. production facility for an undisclosed price. ConAgra products Pam and Wesson Oil are displayed at the Heinen’s grocery store in Bainbridge Twp., Ohio, on June 21, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amy Sancetta)

WINNIPEG – Richardson International Ltd. says it has an agreement with Conagra Brands Inc. to purchase cooking oil brand Wesson and a U.S. production facility for an undisclosed price.

The privately held Winnipeg-based company says the acquisition reinforces the growth strategy for its food business and complements its position as a vertically integrated canola processor.

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CFIA Announces Recall of Some Types of Cauliflower, Lettuce Due to E. Coli Fears

CFIA Announces Recall of Some Types of Cauliflower, Lettuce Due to E. Coli Fears

By The Canadian Press

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination. Romaine lettuce is seen at market in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.

In a post on its website, the agency says the products were produced by California-based Adam Bros. Farming Inc., and distributed in at least six provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Revived Cuban Lunch Bars Met with Huge Demand, Wrapper Supply Snafus

Revived Cuban Lunch Bars Met with Huge Demand, Wrapper Supply Snafus

By The Canadian Press

Cuban Lunch
Crystal Regehr Westergard holds a Cuban Lunch, a rectangular peanut-and-chocolate confection, in an undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

CAMROSE, Alta. – A peanut-and-chocolate candy popular decades ago has been flying off shelves since an Alberta couple revived it earlier this year.

The Cuban Lunch bar disappeared in 1991 when the Paulins factory in Winnipeg stopped making it.

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