Beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada
$35 million in cargo theft losses were reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada last year.
Alberta RCMP investigating heists by trucks with bogus papers
Full load of beef from the JBS meat packing plant in Brooks to the United States failed to make its delivery.
Feds pushed to abandon trade talks with Brazil over Amazon deforestation
Between January and the end of July, an area almost twice the size of PEI had burned.
Beef plants nearly back to full capacity after COVID-19
Cargill and JBS Canada plants in Alberta process about 70% of Canada’s beef.
Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation
EU report cites dangerous claims that drinking bleach as a cure of the disease and washing hands doesn’t help prevent its spread.
Ranchers, feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19
Cargill plant in High River shut down for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak, now operating at about 60% capacity.
Pandemic threatens to beef and pork producers: industry
Animals waiting to be processed are backing up, farmers are paying more to maintain them and considering culls.
McDonald’s Canada to use imported beef amid supply concerns
Cites limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill.
Alberta investigating virus outbreaks at two beef processing plants
Probes are looking at the circumstances surrounding potential exposure of workers.
Pork, beef exports to China to resume after five-month suspension
China still bans the import of Canadian canola seed, alleging contamination; that dispute has gone to the WTO.
Beef recall expands as Toronto slaughterhouse co-operates with food watchdog
Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. had its licence suspended Sept. 17 due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Prospect of US-China trade deal worries Canadian farmers
Exports of beef, pork, canola and soybeans have largely been locked out of the massive Chinese market.
Ottawa announces $8.3M to support beef industry amid China standoff
Six projects but biggest recipient is Canada Beef, which is getting $5.3 million to grow sales internationally.
Trudeau seeks support from allies at G20 amid China-Canada tensions
Chinese have refused to talk to senior Canadian government officials.
Meat industry groups concerned over China meat import ban, working with government
The ban comes amid a diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Chinese national, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
McDonald’s Canada to start buying ‘sustainable’ beef
Under rules outlined by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, animal welfare and grassland management need to be observed.
Saskatchewan hopeful US will repeal meat label law
US lawmakers are working on an omnibus spending bill that could change country-of-origin labelling
Cargill faces charges over wastewater tests at beef plant
High River plant’s industrial wastewater system were allegedly falsified.
Harper discusses free trade with new Japanese PM
Also looking at energy cooperation and international security.
Brazilian company buys troubled Alberta XL Foods
Foreign ownership exemption allows takeover of beef plant.