Federated Co-op is the latest organization to pick up Egg Farmers of Canada’s Egg Quality Assurance branding on some of its packaging. “We know Co-op customers care where their food comes from and how it’s produced,” said Ron Healey, vice-president of ag and consumer business at Federated Co-operatives Limited in an Oct. 29 news release.
Egg Farmers of Canada is working with McDonald’s Canada to launch a new certification trademark for eggs served in the food service chain’s 1,400 restaurants nationwide. McDonald’s advertising for its Egg BLT McMuffin sandwich sold this summer will display the EQA (Egg Quality Assurance) trademark. “The EQA program is the culmination of decades of work
The supply-managed sector learned the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as the updated TPP trade deal is now known, would be proceeding at the same time the rest of the country did. That’s despite regular meetings with cabinet members and government officials to express concerns about provisions in it. The sector is now awaiting
Although they’ll have to cope with significantly increased imports if Canada ratifies the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Canadian egg, chicken and turkey farmers aren’t calling foul over the extra fowl. Instead they plan to encourage consumers to shop Canadian because the domestic products don’t cost much more, they come from smaller farms and they are
Winnipeg | Reuters — Canada’s egg farmers plan to replace conventional hen cages with more humane conditions over the next 20 years, amid growing pressure from consumers, restaurants and food companies. The plan — announced Friday by Egg Farmers of Canada, an industry group that manages nearly all of the country’s egg supply — comes
Supply management marketing boards are grudgingly accepting the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. While they don’t like giving up even a small part of their market, officials said last week they understand there are benefits for the Canadian economy and welcome the government’s pledge of up to $4.3 billion in compensation. Turkey Farmers of Canada chairman Mark
Canada’s egg producers are funding a poultry welfare chair at the University of Guelph to help them develop new housing systems for their birds. Egg Farmers of Canada will contribute $110,000 a year for the next seven years to research alternative housing for layer hens. The research will be headed by Tina Widowski, a University
Arecent massive recall of contaminated eggs in the United States probably wouldn’t happen in Canada because conditions are different here, industry officials say. Strict biosecurity and food safety protocols for Canadian egg farmers guard against salmonella outbreaks which occurred last month in the U. S., said Laurent Souligny, Egg Farmers of Canada chairman. The U.
“I have no idea why they went about it this way.” – LAURENT SOULIGNY, EFC Manitoba’s new policy on alternative housing for layer hens has caught Canada’s other egg-producing provinces by surprise. Manitoba did not consult with other members of Egg Farmers of Canada before announcing its policy last week, said Laurent Souligny, the national