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Two premises that serve liquor fined over intoxicated patrons CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - In what is an extreme rarity, provincial health inspectors went more than a month without issuing any violations to food establishments. Kelly Hughes, senior environmental health officer with the province, told The Guardian Jan. 11 that, according to their records, there were no warnings issued [...]

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Food insecurity for Islanders on social assistance going down, report suggests

P.E.I. has lowest percentage of households on social assistance who are struggling to get a healthy diet P.E.I. is "heading in the right direction" when it comes to reducing food insecurity for people on social assistance, research suggests. Data from 2015-16 on rates of food insecurity in Canada show P.E.I. has the lowest percentage of households on social assistance in the countr [...]

05 January 2019

Ten P.E.I. food businesses receive health inspector warnings

Ten food-serving establishments on P.E.I. received a warning letter from provincial health inspectors in May for operating without a valid operating licence. That comes a month after the province gave all eateries a one-month’s grace period to renew those licences. The warning letters are the first step in a graduated list of enforcement measures to make sure businesses are operating [...]

15 November 2018

Health violations in 2 P.E.I. food outlets earn warning letters

Two P.E.I. food outlets have been issued warning letters from the department of health and wellness after routine inspections turned up violations. Both the Gallery Store in Malpeque and the Rodd Brudenell Dundarave Canteen were cited by P.E.I. environmental health officials in August. The Gallery Store had two violations when inspected early that month. "The hand-washing st [...]

15 November 2018

Hundreds of food safety violations cited at P.E.I. eateries since 2014

Health inspectors found hundreds of food safety violations at P.E.I. restaurants and other food establishments between 2014 and 2017. While some locations had ongoing issues, environmental health officers say they prefer to concentrate on education to fix issues rather than close places down. CBC News took a close look at all the establishments named for violations on the P [...]

15 November 2018

'Dairy free' cheese recalled in P.E.I. because it contains milk

A brand of cheese marketed as being “dairy free” is being recalled across Canada because it contains undeclared milk. The recall is for Emborg brand Pizza Style Dairy Free Shreds. The recall is in place for every Canadian province except Quebec and affects products in 200 gram size bags with a best before date of Feb. 10, 2019. The Canadian Food Inspection [...]

15 November 2018

Glow Juicery P.E.I. sets up shop on Walker Avenue in Summerside

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Sometimes, when dealing with complex emotions, it can help to focus on something positive – to have a goal. For Mélanie Dufour that was opening her own business.   “I had this dream of opening Glow. I think the dream itself is what made it easy for me. I was able to really transform the negatives into something really good. I knew I was going to do this, so I [...]

15 November 2018

P.E.I. dietictian offers tips for fending off the flu this season

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - The dreaded cold and clue season is on its way, and after last year’s severe season, the public is urged to so what they can to protect themselves from getting sick with the pesky virus. “There are a number of simple, preventative measures you can take now to help protect yourself and your family from the flu,” said Angela Dawson, a registered dietician based [...]

15 November 2018

UPEI students support food drive

The Rotaract Club of UPEI volunteers with the Y’s Men Club to collect food for those in need CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Before Yan Zhang’s family moved from China to Canada, she had heard about activities like food drives for those in need but she had never experienced the [...]

15 November 2018

Two young Prince County, P.E.I. chefs celebrated through Kids Food Nation

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Two young gastrophiles from Prince County recently got a boost to their budding cooking careers. Erica Gallant, 11, of Kensington and Raya Cann Boisvert, 8, of Arlington, attended the annual Kid Food Nation gala on Oct. 21 at the Fairmount Château Laurier in Ottawa. Erica Gallant, 11, of Kensington, created Raya’s Macaroni Madness for her contributi [...]

15 November 2018

P.E.I. health inspectors issue warning letters to 10 food premise establishments

The Department of Health and Wellness issued another reminder Thursday to food premise establishments to make sure their operating licences are valid. A total of 10 food premise locations were hit with warning letters by environmental health officers over the past month for operating without a valid food premise licence. These licences are supposed to be renewed each spring so offici [...]

15 November 2018

The Dunes Café wins grand prize at Taste Our Island awards celebrating P.E.I. restaurants

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Dunes Cafe is the 2018 winner of the Taste Our Island award, presented recently at the Roving Feast at the Charlottetown Hotel. This prestigious culinary award was created by the P.E.I. Adapt Council and is presented in recognition of a restaurant’s outstanding cuisine and its use and promotion of local Island agricultural products. This year marked the 12th [...]

05 November 2018

Islanders will gather at viewing parties to watch P.E.I.'s municipal elections Nov. 5

People gathering at election results viewing parties in Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford to watch The Guardian’s Decision ’18 Election Night Live! Once the voting is done on Monday, the watching begins. Some will nervously await the results from the comfort of their own homes. However, for those who want to celebrate or commiserate with their fellow voters as the mun [...]

05 November 2018

Don’t want to cook or leave the house? SkipTheDishes now delivers in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Canada’s largest food delivery platform is now serving in Charlottetown. Residents can order delivery from SkipTheDishes from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from more than 20 restaurants. This is the first food delivery platform of its kind available in Charlottetown. “We’re excited to celebrate the addition of Charlottetown to our growing Canadian network,” said K [...]

05 November 2018

Female chefs see progress in restaurant industry, but still encounter barriers

"We don't talk about female chefs enough — they aren't promoted enough, they don't win enough awards, they aren't on enough magazine covers, they don't get reviewed," said chef Amanda Cohen, a Canadian who owns a wildly popular vegetarian restaurant in New York City called Dirt Candy. Cohen is keynote speaker at the Forage Food Symposium in Charlottetown this coming week, a food [...]

05 November 2018

UPEI students support food drive

The Rotaract Club of UPEI volunteers with the Y’s Men Club to collect food for those in need CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Before Yan Zhang’s family moved from China to Canada, she had heard about activities like food drives for those in need but she had never experienced them herself. Zhang, a Provincial Nominee Program business owner in Charlottetown, was one of the people w [...]

05 November 2018

Charlottetown: Where to Find The Best Indian Butter Chicken in Canada

I recently visited PEI's Fall Flavours Festival.That's when I discovered in Charlottetown the best Indian butter chicken that I have had in my travels across Canada.The butter chicken prepared by 4S Catering is simply amazing.I would rate their butter chicken to be a 6 out of 5 stars in my very demanding system of reviews.4S Catering prepares the kind of butter chicken which all restaurants should [...]

05 November 2018

Charlottetown restaurant slammed with a warning letter

The Unique Work (or Golden Work), a Chinese food restaurant in Charlottetown has been handed a warning letter by provincial health inspectors to get things in order. The restaurant which received its third warning in 2017, was issued a warning letter on December 14—with regards to various health violations such as, failure to follow proper hand washing practices and failure to receive [...]

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