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"News in Brief" for November 06, 2014

Food recall warning: Cranberry-apple cider from Mustard Seed
CBC News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has upgraded its warning, and is now recalling unpasteurized cranberry-apple cider sold at the Mustard Seed due to a possible E. coli contamination. The batch of recalls extends to Osoleo Wildcrafters unpasteurized cranberry-apple cider sold between Oct. 10 and Oct. 12.

Food bank use continues to rise in N.B.
Global News

Moncton residents who depend on food banks say it’s not surprising to hear that food bank use is on the rise across Canada. Food Banks Canada says the numbers have increased by 25 per cent since 2008. In New Brunswick, the Common Front for Social Justice says the numbers are also on the rise.

Food bank use in Edmonton on the rise
Global News

According to its annual HungerCount report, Food Banks Canada says 49,766 Albertans were helped by food banks in March of this year – that’s a 2.3 per cent increase over last year and a 48.2 increase since 2008. However, it appears Edmonton’s statistics are even higher.

Food insecurity on the rise
The Intelligencer

Public health staff announced troubling statistics to the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Board of Health. Entitled The Real Cost of Easting Well in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, the report revealed the weekly cost of healthy groceries for a local family of four has risen by 4.5 per cent since last year. In the two counties, registered dietitian Elizabeth Finlan said, “One in nine households experience food insecurity.”

Subtracting the added sugar
The Telegram

How does one know how much added sugar is in food? You’ll want to look at the nutrition facts table and ingredient list to see just how much total sugar a food contains.