Loblaws chief Galen Weston Jr, owner of Weston’s Bread, Loblaws Supermarkets, and Holt-Renfrew, thinks Farmers’ Markets will kill someone.
“Farmers’ markets are great. . . ,” Weston said Tuesday during a speech to about 600 people at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, but added: “One day they’re going to kill some people though.”
Farmers’ Markets Ontario works with Ontario’s 36 public health units, each of which has a “champion” responsible for markets. It has a food safety manual on its website. In Brantford, Brant County Health Unit inspects farmers’ markets.
The CFIA manages about 235 food recalls by manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers each year. When the product poses a serious health risk, it issues a public warning.
Spokesperson Guy Gravelle said the vast majority of recalls involve supermarkets and grocery stores, but the agency will investigate complaints linked to mom-and-pop shops and farmers’ markets. He didn’t have statistics available.
Sorry, Galen, Loblaws will kill someone before the Farmers’ Markets do. I’ll put money on it.
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Join The Decorum Room Wednesday where Mags will be preparing a multi-lettuce salad, and will be
cooking up cheese bacon meatballs and gnocchi. Mags will also be discussing how to win your way into his heart through food. The wine tonight is Verdicchio.
Verdicchio is a grape variety from Italy that produces a wine of the same name. Verdicchio (the grape) is a rapid growing, high acid grape grown almost exclusively in Central Italy where it is thought that the grape developed. This grape has a yellowish green color. Verdicchio grows best in well drained soils of sand and limestone.
Verdicchio (the wine), is slightly green-yellow in color and has a delicate bouquet. It is medium bodied with surprisingly strong flavors, a crisp acid balance and a slightly bitter finish. It is best consumed within the first two years from the vintage date.
It all starts at 8pmhere!