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CTV News Atlantic

Jayson Baxter of CTV News travels to Antigonish to unlock the secrets of Halifax's official food – the donair.

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THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Meat processor Tony’s Meats of Antigonish wants to put the made-in-Nova Scotia stamp on one of the province’s more notorious party foods — the donair — and go national with their brand.

The company holds the rights to the Mr. Donair brand and believes it is on track toward sustained national distribution, sales manager Aaron Tingley said in a recent interview.

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NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC. (NSBI): The Global Donair: Tony's Meats

Tony’s Meats is the only meat-processing plant in Nova Scotia to achieve Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level-2 Certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative. They sell fresh and processed meat products to large and independent grocery retailers and the food services sector across Canada.

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THE CASKET
Local business longevity can be a rare entity but Tony’s Meats has got it.

The Antigonish business began in 1963 and after more than 50 years, they’re still going strong. Today, they process a number of brands, including a Nova Scotia favourite, Mr. Donair.

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MACLEANS MAGAZINE

The company from Antigonish, N.S., bought the original recipe and trademark in 2005 from its surviving Greco-Canadian inventor, and expects to have USDA approval next month, in time for the Americas Food and Beverage Show in Miami. And in May, sales manager Aaron Tingley gave many Americans their first taste at a conference in Chicago.

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