Last week's food news revealed some dirty deeds in the food industry. ESPN inspected food outlets in 111 major sports centres in the United States and Canada. Unsanitary food conditions were found in seven major stadiums in Canada, including the popular Rogers Centre. Complaints also abound in reaction to the newly published 2019 Canada Food Price Report, which assumed a decrease in the price of red meat in the new year. In less meaty, but potentially disturbing, news, a Richmond café offers realistically looking puppy desserts that made waves on social media.
Lesley Chesterman announces her departure after 20 years as a food critic
Montreal Gazette restaurant critic, Lesley Chesterman, announced her departure in her review of Toqué!, which will be her last, on Thursday. How did the food critic cope with chef Normand Laprise’s less-than-stellar performance?
Read Chesterman’s last restaurant review in the Montreal Gazette.
Numerous food health violations found at sports stadiums in Canada
ESPN inspected 111 major sports centres in the United States and Canada for unsanitary food conditions. Toronto-based Rogers Centre ranked 76th on the list and it had the highest levels of violations among the seven inspected Canadian stadiums.
Read more about the ranking of other Canadian stadiums in Daily Hive.
Coast Mental Health teaches youth with mental health issues culinary skills
A non-profit organization, Coast Mental Health, opened a new breakfast and lunch restaurant on Vancouver's West Pender Stree: Social Crust Café and Catering. The purpose of the restaurant is to provide youth with mental health issues with a chance to develop culinary skills and training.
Read more about the story at CBC News.
Misleading price assumptions in the new Canada Food Price Report
The recently published 2019 Canada Food Price Report estimates that the price of red meat will decrease as a result of the growing popularity of plant-based diet. This drew criticism from the Canadian Meat Council, which points out other factors that need to be considered when determining changes in pricing in the red meat industry.
Read more about the story in Food In Canada.
Richmond puppy desserts are making waves on social media
The realistic puppy desserts at a Richmond cafe are causing quite a reaction on social media. The desserts can be made from mousse or ice cream, depending on the flavour. Some find this dessert cute, some find it disturbing and some find it somewhere in between.
Read more about the story in The Georgia Straight.