ICYMI: Restaurants Canada unveils RC Show theme, Nova Scotia lobster industry gets a big boost, and more

Here are five food stories you might have missed this week

If you’ve fallen behind on the latest in Canadian food news, you’ve come to the right place to get caught up!

From Canadian turkey farmers issuing a warning about this year’s supply to Restaurants Canada unveiling the theme for its RC Show 2023, to a massive monetary injection into Nova Scotia’s lobster industry, here are five food stories you might have missed this week.

Avian flu could cause significant turkey shortages over the holidays

We’ve been covering the spread of avian influenza for what feels like forever, but unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight. As such, Canadian turkey farmers have issued a warning that Canadians should expect to see significant supply shortages over the holidays. 

Head to CTV News for a detailed breakdown.

Restaurants Canada announces RC Show 2023 theme

Restaurants Canada recently revealed that Heart and Hustle will be the theme for its 2023 RC Show. Restaurants Canada says the theme will help highlight an industry that has been challenged, survived and revived itself, and is now looking ahead to the future. 

Find the full breakdown at Globe Newswire.

Nova Scotia lobster industry gets a big boost

A new $15-million lobster processing facility that was recently the recipient of a massive $45-million investment is expected to open this month on Cape Sable Island. 

The facility will be able to process up to four million pounds of lobster annually, and will aim to employ upwards of 80 workers. 

Visit CBC News to read the story in full.

Loblaws boycott gains traction

Although it hasn’t been heavily reported on, a movement to boycott Loblaws has been generating steam over the past few weeks. The boycott, which at one point reached the front page on Reddit, was largely in response to the company reporting record profits while charging customers more and not providing employees with living wages. 

Head to BlogTO for more information.


How Canadian beer prices rank amongst World Cup qualifiers

According to a recent report from HelloSafe, Canadian beer is the fourth most expensive of all the countries competing at the World Cup, behind only Qatar, Australia, and the U.S. By region, the report says beer is most expensive in Asia, followed by North and Central America in second overall. 

Check out the Terrace Standard for more.