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December 31, 2020  

Cargill resumes work at Ontario plant

Meat-processing plant shutdown over COVID 19 outbreak

News Business Operations Production
December 18, 2020  

Alberta expands its self-isolation hotel program

COVID-19 cases soared at meat packing plant outbreaks earlier this year

News General
December 16, 2020  

Megascale slaughterhouses, meat packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report

The consolidation of beef processing plants in Alberta has

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 12, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 11, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 11, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 8, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 6, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 5, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 28, 2020  

McDonald’s Canada to use imported beef amid supply concerns

Cites limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill.

News Manufacturing General
April 28, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 22, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
April 14, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 30, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
December 2, 2019  

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

News Government Manufacturing General
June 27, 2019  

Trudeau seeks support from allies at G20 amid China-Canada tensions

Chinese have refused to talk to senior Canadian government officials.

News Food & Beverage Government General
June 26, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
June 12, 2019  

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.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 23, 2017  

South Africa suspends Brazil meat imports related to scandal

Exports from the 21 companies under investigation suspended.

News General
May 9, 2016  

Olymel invests $10M in Quebec poultry plant

Adding 15,000 square-feet to St-Damase facility for a total of 95,000 square feet.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 2, 2016  

Maple Leaf Foods to invest in bacon plant in Winnipeg

Ends 2015 with a profit following streamlining efforts.

News Government Manufacturing General
December 15, 2015  

Saskatchewan hopeful US will repeal meat label law

US lawmakers are working on an omnibus spending bill that could change country-of-origin labelling

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
December 10, 2015  

Trudeau ready to retaliate in US meat exports spat

Waiting on US Congress to fix labelling laws called disguised protectionism

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
October 27, 2015  

UN study links processed meats to cancer

Ham, hot dogs, sausages among the higher risk foods.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2015  

House votes to repeal controversial meat labelling law

WTO ruled against the labels, Canada and Mexico threatened retaliation.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
May 19, 2015  

Canada, Mexico win WTO battle over US meat labels

Failure to change the label requirement could spark retaliation.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing General
March 13, 2015  

Meat label war: Canada ready to retaliate against US

Harper says it will be essential at some point in the dispute.

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May 31, 2013  

Chinese company bids for US meat processor Smithfields

Shuanghui looking to expand entrepreneur owner’s presence abroad.