Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Canadian Food Labels Coming


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.



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