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Canada Beef Supports Efforts to Further Strengthen Food Safety Systems
June 5, 2013 - Canada Beef Inc. is supportive of the efforts of the Canadian Government and the beef industry to further strengthen Canada's food safety systems. The release today of the Independent Review Panel's report on the XL Foods beef recall tabled by Agriculture and Agri-food Minister Gerry Ritz in the House of Commons aligns with the Canadian beef industry's desire to provide beef products of the highest quality and safety possible.
U.S. continues to discriminate against cattle imports - CCA News Release
May 23, 2013 Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) is dismayed that the United States has failed to comply with the World Trade Organization's (WTO) deadline to bring the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements into compliance with the U.S.'s international obligations and eliminate the discrimination against imported livestock.
Canada Beef Inc. 2013/2014 Marketing Summary
April 17, 2013 As Canada Beef Inc. embarks on the implementation of our second annual marketing plan, I would like to share with you a brief summary. The attached document provides a top line view of the organization's marketing objectives for the 2013/2014 marketing plan, the marketing priorities that will be executed to achieve these objectives, and some of the performance measures for which the organization's success will be measured.
Expansion of Canadian Beef Trade Access to Japan
January 28, 2013 Canada Beef Inc. celebrated the announcement today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz that effective February 1, 2013, Japan will further amend its beef import requirements enabling Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months of age to be eligible for shipment to Japan. This decision will greatly increase the amount of product eligible for export and could potentially double Canadian beef sales to Japan.
Canada Beef Inc. Encouraged by Chinese Decision
January 11, 2013 January 11, 2013 - Canada Beef Inc. is very pleased that the Chinese government has finally agreed to provide certification to an additional four Canadian processing plants for export to that country. This announcement has come after continued efforts by the Canadian Government and Ministerial officials to expand commercial access to that market.
Canada Beef Inc. in full support of new Growing Forward 2 programs
December 7, 2012 Canada Beef Inc. welcomed the announcement today from the Government of Canada regarding three new programs under Growing Forward 2 (GF2). These programs allow Canada Beef Inc. to work innovatively on behalf of Canada's 83,000 beef farming families in ensuring Canadian beef is recognized around the world as a safe, wholesome, and premium product.
Canada Beef Welcomes XL Foods Inc. Plant Relicensing
October 23, 2012 Canada Beef Inc. is extremely pleased the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has reinstated the operating license of Establishment 38, the XL Foods Inc. processing plant in Brooks, Alberta.
CCA welcomes JBS USA in Canada
October 17, 2012 Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) is pleased to learn that XL Foods Inc. has reached an agreement for JBS USA to assume the management of the beef harvesting and processing operations at Brooks, Alberta, effective immediately. Operations of the Brooks facility have been suspended since September 27, 2012 while corrective actions have been undertaken following a beef recall.
Important Food Safety Information for Canadians
September 28, 2012 Toronto, Canada - In light of the recent recalls of beef in the last two weeks, Canada Beef Inc. is sharing their knowledge and information with Canadian consumers. There areimportant ways consumers can safeguard their health through proper hygiene, effective food preparation and thorough cooking of ground meats.
CCA Statement on temporary suspension of operations at Est. 38
September 28, 2012 Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) understands that effective today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made a decision to withdraw Establishment 38's licence to process cattle. This is the XL Foods facility at Brooks, Alberta.Establishment 38 has been the subject of an investigation surrounding a beef recall over the past several days due to findings of E. coli O157:H7.
Information for Canadians on the Ground Beef Recall
September 18, 2012 Here is some helpful information for Canadian consumers on the beef recall. For a full listing of which products have been recalled visit the CFIA website.The CFIA issues public advisories for all food products where consumption of the food could cause serious health consequences. It shows that our foodsafety systems are working.
First Annual Forum
September 24, 2012 Canada Beef Inc. held its first Annual Forum and AGM on September 20-21st in Calgary. Over 150 guests, including beef producer delegates, industry representatives and staff took part in the two-day event.
Canada Beef Inc. Internal News Update
August 7, 2012 Canada Beef Inc. is pleased to welcome Mr. Philip Ham to the team, working out of our Korean office. In addition, please update your records with the relocation of our Mexico and Japan offices.
Harper Government Growing Domestic Market for Canadian Food
OTTAWA, May 18, 2012 As part of the Harper Government's effort to strengthen the economy, a new initiative launched today will help consumers more easily identify and buy Canadian food products at their local grocery stores. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today a new initiative that will promote Canadian food products to consumers in 65 stores across Canada, while this morning two Members of Parliament kicked off the national promotion at participating grocery stores in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and Langley, British Columbia.
Canadian Beef and Veal Industry Embraces Opportunity to Renew Trade Relations with South Korea: Opening of Market Will Support Entire Value Chain
Calgary, Alberta, January 1, 2012 "The entire beef and veal industry is relieved and energized over the Canadian Government's recent announcement confirming the re-opening of beef and veal trade with South Korea", says Brad Wildeman, Chair of Canada Beef Inc. and a feedlot operator from Lanigan, Saskatchewan.
Canada Beef announces appointment of Daisuke Shimojima in role of Director Japan
Calgary, Alberta, December 12, 2011 Rob Meijer, President of Canada Beef Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daisuke Shimojima as Director Canada Beef Inc., Japan. Shimojima will lead the marketing and promotion of Canadian beef and veal in Japan.