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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.