Canadian Food Inspection Agency will treat refusals to work n plants where there have been COVID-19 outbreaks as acts of insubordination.
Details about who will have access to the federal funds and requirements are still being worked out.
Animals waiting to be processed are backing up, farmers are paying more to maintain them and considering culls.
Union argues it’s still not safe inside the facilities that had coronovirus outbreaks and more needs to be done.
Farmers are making decisions about whether to plant crops, culling livestock because of reduced meat processing capacity.
Cites limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill.
Co-workers who may have come in contact with the employee were asked to self-isolate at home.
JBS trying to ensure its plant remains open, providing support for workers and their families infected with the virus.
Demanding a two-week closure to assess safety and guaranteed full compensation for the plant’s approximately 2,000 workers.
Production at Harmony Beef was halted after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier.
Companies are no longer allowed to slaughter animals or prepare meat products, including for export
Chinese have refused to talk to senior Canadian government officials.
The ban comes amid a diplomatic dispute over the December arrest of Chinese national, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Beyond Meat founder cites ample farmland in Saskatchewan and Manitoba that could support vegetable and other plant growth.
Exports from the 21 companies under investigation suspended.