Food In Canada

Meat &Poultry

  • Using imaging technology to detect feces, disease

    January 18, 2010 by Food in Canada

    A technology developed by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant, reports the ARS site. Researchers at the ARS, which is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

  • Meat not linked to prostate cancer recurrence

    January 6, 2010 by Food in Canada

    Despite recent fears linking red meat to certain types of cancer, a new study suggests that consuming processed and unprocessed red meat, fish, total poultry and skinless poultry does not affect the progress or recurrence of prostate cancer. However, the

  • Ontario MPPs Support Pork

    May 14, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Ontario MPPs turned out on May 13 to support the province’s pork industry during a “Put Ontario Pork on Your Fork” event at Queen’s Park. Pork Industry Woes Attendees, including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural

  • Canada investigates H1N1 flu in Alberta swine herd

    May 4, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is investigating a swine herd in Alberta where the H1N1 flu has been found. Reports say that it’s highly probable the virus spread from a Canadian farm worker who had recently returned from Mexico

  • H1N1 influenza could hit industry hard

    May 4, 2009 by Food in Canada

    As if the economy wasn’t bad enough. The emergence of the H1N1 influenza and its unfortunate naming could mean tough times are ahead for the pork industry in the U.S. In order to help mitigate the situation, several agencies of

  • XL Foods Closes Saskatchewan Plant

    April 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Two hundred employees will be laid off with the closure this week of Moose Jaw, Sask.’s XL Foods plant, the only beef packaging plant in the province. The shutdown is expected to last until the end of September. Cattle Shortage

  • Continuous Motion

    March 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    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

  • Building Bonds

    March 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    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 Food in Canada

    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,

  • The Best of Ontario Meats

    March 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Last month the winners of the Ontario’s Finest Meat Competition were announced during the Ontario Independent Meat Processors annual conference. Products were evaluated in 12 different categories by a panel of industry professionals, and judged based on factors such as

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