Cargill resumes work at Ontario plant
Meat-processing plant shutdown over COVID 19 outbreak
Alberta expands its self-isolation hotel program
COVID-19 cases soared at meat packing plant outbreaks earlier this year
Megascale slaughterhouses, meat packing plants put beef industry at risk: Report
The consolidation of beef processing plants in Alberta has…
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.
South Africa suspends Brazil meat imports related to scandal
Exports from the 21 companies under investigation suspended.
Olymel invests $10M in Quebec poultry plant
Adding 15,000 square-feet to St-Damase facility for a total of 95,000 square feet.
Maple Leaf Foods to invest in bacon plant in Winnipeg
Ends 2015 with a profit following streamlining efforts.
Saskatchewan hopeful US will repeal meat label law
US lawmakers are working on an omnibus spending bill that could change country-of-origin labelling
Trudeau ready to retaliate in US meat exports spat
Waiting on US Congress to fix labelling laws called disguised protectionism
UN study links processed meats to cancer
Ham, hot dogs, sausages among the higher risk foods.
House votes to repeal controversial meat labelling law
WTO ruled against the labels, Canada and Mexico threatened retaliation.
Canada, Mexico win WTO battle over US meat labels
Failure to change the label requirement could spark retaliation.
Meat label war: Canada ready to retaliate against US
Harper says it will be essential at some point in the dispute.
Chinese company bids for US meat processor Smithfields
Shuanghui looking to expand entrepreneur owner’s presence abroad.