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  • OIMP announces winners

    April 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    Ontario’s Finest Meat Competition winners were announced at a gala awards evening in February as part of the Ontario Independent Meat Processors annual conference. More than 100 premium meat or poultry products were submitted for the competition. Categories included: Ham,

  • Meat production doesn’t contribute to global warming: CCF

    April 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The Center for Consumer Freedom has called the connection between meat production and global warming a false one. UN report In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report that found livestock production was “one

  • Feds invest further in hog industry initiative

    April 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The government of Canada is helping hog farmers by investing in an initiative to combat disease and provide stability for the sector. In March, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced the investment to develop and implement biosecurity best management practices, research

  • U.S. industry not so hot on COOL

    April 9, 2009 by Food in Canada staff

    The U.S. Meat Export Federation reports that at the Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz. earlier this year mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) “got a chilly reception” during a panel discussion. The forum was part of the annual

  • Profile: Kelly Ediger

    March 30, 2009 by

    You could say that Kelly Ediger was literally born into the meat processing industry. Ediger, who is president of Drake Meat Processors in Drake, Sask., says he’s been at the plant since he was two years old. His father Norman,

  • International Poultry Expo 2009

    March 30, 2009 by

    Trussing Machine The Siebeck FRT-MF tying machine automates chicken trussing, allowing for higher throughput, greater productivity and fewer operator wrist problems or back and arm strain. The unit, which is able to prepare up to 20 chickens per minute with

  • Continuous Motion

    March 30, 2009 by Mark Cardwell

    A year ago, Marc Lafontaine and Yannick Gervais were at a crossroads. Partners in Trois-Rivières, Que.-based Charcutérie La Fernandière, one of the province’s oldest and biggest sausage-making firms, founded by Gervais’ grandfather in 1948, the pair watched their profits plummet

  • Just Stuff It

    March 30, 2009 by Treena Hein

    Grab-and-go is among the most closely watched and competitive food industry sectors in Canada today. Behind the boom is the country’s ever-growing population of time-starved consumers. An added impetus, according to the NPD Group, Inc., a research and consulting company

  • Building Bonds

    March 30, 2009 by Carolyn Cooper

    It might be a rarity in today’s economically challenging times to hear a business owner talk with passion and confidence about the strength of his business. But when you’re talking to Leigh Young, president and owner of Winnipeg, Man.-based To-Le-Do

  • Consumers in Control

    March 30, 2009 by Valerie Ward

    Fifteen years ago, it was tough to get consumers to think about where their food came from as long as they could find it at the supermarket. “It’s a different story now,” says Kelly Daynard, program manager at the Guelph,

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