Agriculture Minister announces new initiative to promote Canadian food products.
Our federal government has figured out a simple way to get Canadians to buy more Canadian products in supermarkets -- just tell them which ones come from Canada.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced a new initiative that will promote Canadian food products to consumers in 65 stores across Canada.
The announcement comes after a successful 2011 pilot project conducted in Ontario, B-C and Newfoundland and Labrador.
That clearly identified Canadian products in a select group of stores.
Sales of the featured Canadian food products went up significantly -- showing consumers prefer to buy Canadian products if they can easily identify them.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall for Gills brand Fresh Diced Red Onions because of possible Listeria contamination.
The onions were sold in 198-gram packages with a best-before date of May 17th.
They were sold primarily in Ontario -- but so far there have been no reports across Canada linking the onions to any illnesses.
The agency has also announced the recall of a number of Compliments brand salads distributed by Sobeys.