Fired Tyson boss says COVID office pool was a ‘morale boost’
The office pool involved roughly $50 cash
Quebec pork plant outbreak grows, Alberta boosting travel industry
62 workers at an Olymel plant tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Maple Leaf suspends pork exports to China after COVID-19 cases
China has adopted new protocols that require Canadian processors who report a positive COVID-19 case to do so.
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.
JBS shuts down Minnesota pork plant hit by COVID-19 outbreak
The Minnesota Department of Health reported over the weekend that 26 workers and five relatives of workers have tested positive for the coronavirus
Impossible Foods unveils plant-based pork, sausage
Rolling out to restaurants first, company isn’t yet saying when it will come to groceries.
Pork, beef exports to China to resume after five-month suspension
China still bans the import of Canadian canola seed, alleging contamination; that dispute has gone to the WTO.
Ottawa announces $8.3M to support beef industry amid China standoff
Six projects but biggest recipient is Canada Beef, which is getting $5.3 million to grow sales internationally.
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.
China suspends pork imports from Frigo Royal over food safety issues
Reported discovery of ractopamine, a food additive banned in China, in a shipment of tongues from Quebec company.
China suspends export permits from two Canadian pork plants
All other approved Canadian pork processing facilities remain eligible to export.
Pork to pot: Cultivating cannabis in former Winnipeg Maple Leaf meat plant
The 11,000-square-metre facility will employ about 200 people once it’s fully operational next year.
US vs. China: a ‘slap fight,’ not a trade war. So far
The $3 billion in products targeted by Beijing amount to barely 2% of American goods exported to China.
Olymel invests $2M in Red Deer plant for sausage production
Section conversion includes modernized refrigeration facilities and new equipment.