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Feds, province invest in meat pilot project

Quebec project to help set stage for interprovincial meat trade


Quebec City, Que. – The province of Quebec and the federal government are investing in a new pilot project on interprovincial trade for meat and poultry.

The pilot project will review the obstacles involved in establishing new meat inspection requirements. The goal is to eventually remove the barriers for meat producers and processors to ship their products more easily throughout Canada.

Thirteen companies across Canada are involved in the project, including Quebec’s Produits de nos Grands-Mères N.D. Inc., a processor of poultry and pork products.

In 2010 the federal government announced it would invest in a series of pilot projects that would investigate the challenges processors face in meeting federal meat hygiene requirements for interprovincial trade.