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Food For Fort McMurray

  Most of us heard about the Fort McMurray wildfires back in May. What you may not have known were the facts  – The fire started burning May 1st and was only declared under control on July 1st, Canada Day. It consumed approximately 590,000 hectares of forest, 2400 structures, 10% of the city, and forcing […]

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30 Years Celebration Blog Series – Sum-m! of Our Food

The food at Fine Choice Foods has come a long way since 1986. We have gone from making a large variety of dim sum and popular Chinese dishes in the late 80s and early 90s, to streamlining and perfecting our Spring Rolls, Gyozas, Egg Rolls, Wontons and sauces over the last decade. While we were […]

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30 Years Celebration Blog Series – Sum-m! of Our Homes

Fine Choice Foods is celebrating 30 years in business today!  We’ve come a long way from hand rolling spring rolls, finger pinching potstickers, wontons and more in the back room of a small retail store on Cambie Street to running a semi-automated 50,000 ft2 facility in Richmond, BC! Have a look back with us through […]

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Fine Choice Foods Wins Sustainability Award

We are pleased to announce that Fine Choice Foods was awarded the Sustainability Award at FoodProWest last week in recognition of our leadership in sustainability and for making a positive contribution to the environment through our sustainability practices. During a recent expansion of our facilities, energy efficient technologies and systems were installed to reduce the […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Food Factory

A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming the film crew from the Food Network’s Food Factory to our plant. They were here to feature our vegetable gyoza dumplings which will be aired on an upcoming segment in the fall. The day started with an early arrival and before long, the crew was […]

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Food Allergens and Fine Choice Foods – Preventing Cross Contamination

Did you know an estimated 2.5 million Canadians, or about seven percent of the population, suffer from a food allergy? Food allergies are a growing concern in Canada and worldwide, but there is no clear explanation why. According to Health Canada, the most common food allergens in Canada are eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood (fish, crustaceans, […]

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BC Hydro Power Smart Award 2013

Because of our new plant design, BC Hydro has recognized us. We’ve help to save 384,000 kWh – that’s enough to power 35 homes for a full year! We’re proud to show it off among our cabinet of products.

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An Interview with Terry Mitchell – Cabbage Farmer Extraordinaire

Here at Fine Choice Foods, we believe that the best ingredients make the best food. Because of this, we try to source our fresh vegetables locally whenever possible. All of our produce is delivered daily and processed right away. One of our most commonly used ingredients is cabbage so it was important to us to […]

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Behind the Scenes: Product Development

On Friday May 16th, we welcomed the winner of our contest, The Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars, to our plant.  Christa Yeung was the teenage gourmand who captured the attention of the Fine Choice Foods and Choices Markets teams with her Spicy Pork and Cilantro Gyoza flavor. We started the day […]

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Memories of Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Today we are welcoming the year of the horse. All around the world, people are celebrating the start of a new lunar year.  Chinese new year is a time to  return home, to come together as family, and to share food. Accordingly, we’ve asked a few of our team members to […]

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Tis the Season to Give Back

With thoughts of exchanging gifts and the mass consumerism during this time of the year, it can be easy to forget about a big part of the holidays: tis the season to give back! It’s the perfect time for giving back and supporting the community that you live in. This is a great time and […]

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