Manitoba pushes economic rebound as COVID-19 cluster grows
There were 16 new cases reported in the province Aug. 12, for a total of 587 infections.
Heavy hand would force inspectors into infected plants: union
Canadian Food Inspection Agency will treat refusals to work n plants where there have been COVID-19 outbreaks as acts of insubordination.
Funds to fight virus in meat plants might not move for months: feds
Details about who will have access to the federal funds and requirements are still being worked out.
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.
Feds earmarking $77M to keep food processing industry safe
Union argues it’s still not safe inside the facilities that had coronovirus outbreaks and more needs to be done.
Feds to unveil emergency aid for agri-food sector hit hard by COVID-19
Farmers are making decisions about whether to plant crops, culling livestock because of reduced meat processing capacity.
McDonald’s Canada to use imported beef amid supply concerns
Cites limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill.
Sofina takes new COVID-19 measures after employee tests positive
Co-workers who may have come in contact with the employee were asked to self-isolate at home.
Alberta meat plant staff scared of COVID-19, not showing up to work: union
JBS trying to ensure its plant remains open, providing support for workers and their families infected with the virus.
Union ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of COVID-19 protection at meat plant
Demanding a two-week closure to assess safety and guaranteed full compensation for the plant’s approximately 2,000 workers.
Union representing federal meat inspectors want safety guarantee
Production at Harmony Beef was halted after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 a day earlier.
CFIA cancels licences of three food companies in massive meat recall
Companies are no longer allowed to slaughter animals or prepare meat products, including for export
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.
Canada well positioned to benefit from non-meat alternatives: Brown
Beyond Meat founder cites ample farmland in Saskatchewan and Manitoba that could support vegetable and other plant growth.