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Canada | 18 November 2015
Yukon shop gets egg-grader approved, sells out of eggs daily

Local egg production in Whitehorse is ramping up now that the territory has an egg-grading station in operation. The Farmer Robert's store set up the grading station earlier this year and in Octobe...


Canada | 2 November 2015
McDonald’s Canada goes ‘clean’ with move to antibiotic-free chicken

Amid a groundswell of demand from consumers and offers from rivals to serve antibiotic-free meats, McDonald’s Canada announced Monday that it will phase out chicken treated with antibiotics used on hu...


Canada | 8 October 2015
How McDonald’s free-run egg move hatches potential for better poultry practices

McDonald’s recent announcement that it will buy eggs for its Canadian restaurants from producers using free-run barns is a sign that the focus of animal welfare is not only on suffering but on animal ...


Canada | 8 October 2015
Will TPP open doors to antibiotic-free chicken? Doubtful, restaurants say

Canadian restaurants aren't holding out much hope that the massive new Pacific Rim trade deal will boost the availability of the antibiotic-free chicken their customers are increasingly craving. Th...


Canada | 8 October 2015
Don Cayo: Appeasing dairy and chicken farmers blights an otherwise good trade deal

This week’s Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is a good one — indeed, it’s essential — if Canada is to continue to prosper through trade. But one narrow aspect of this broad deal the Conservatives are...


Canada | 30 September 2015
Chicken packaging company wants to acquire Renzi building on Bradley Street

A Canadian businessman hopes to purchase a Bradley Street building owned by Renzi Foodservice and expand his chicken packaging business there. For about a year, Midway International Logistics LLC h...


Canada | 29 September 2015
Fire destroys poultry barn in Belmont, P.E.I.

Fire destroyed a poultry barn Sunday morning in Belmont. The chief of the Miscouche fire department said they were called to the scene at around 6 a.m. Jason Woodbury wasn't sure how many chicke...


Canada | 27 July 2015
The Record’s view: City chicken farming might fly

Chickens are most commonly found in the cities of Waterloo Region after being pan-fried, deep-fried, baked, broiled, boiled into soup or chopped up and turned into nuggets. The domesticated fowl ar...


Canada | 24 July 2015
U.S. diplomat pushes Canada for dairy, poultry access as TPP talks intensify

The top U.S. diplomat in Canada is wading into the debate over whether Ottawa is negotiating in good faith at major Pacific Rim trade talks, saying this country must come to the table as soon as possi...


Canada | 22 July 2015
Quarantine lifted on 25 Ontario poultry farms

The quarantine on 25 Oxford County poultry farms has been lifted after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered avian flu on three farms in the area last April. A second quarantine remains in...


Canada | 17 July 2015
Liverpool, Nova Scotia chicken bylaw causes flap; residents support plucky protester

A Liverpool, N.S. man who's fighting city hall for the right to keep some chickens on his property is getting support from people in the community. And if beeping horns are a measure of that suppo...


Canada | 3 July 2015
Dairy, poultry and a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are once again heating up, and as the historic deal nears completion, Canada is facing a tough decision. The U.S. Congress recently gra...


Canada | 2 July 2015
Chicken burgers being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says several frozen uncooked breaded chicken products made by Sofina Foods Inc. are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The agency says ther...


Canada | 29 June 2015
44 Salmonella cases linked to frozen poultry products

Health Canada are releasing a statment on Sunday, reminding Canadians to take proper safety precautions when cooking frozen chicken products. The statement comes after the Public Health Agency trac...


Canada | 25 June 2015
Ontario’s chicken farmers begin transition to digital

The province’s 1,000-plus chicken farmers will be the first in Canada to use a shared online business system for transactions and records


Canada | 25 June 2015
Pacific Rim trade talks will put pressure on Canada's dairy, poultry sectors

Canada’s protected dairy and poultry industries are in the crosshairs of the United States and other farm export powers as momentum builds toward a massive Pacific Rim trade deal. Negotiations on t...


Canada | 22 June 2015
Canadians crying 'fowl' over lack of ethnic chicken, document shows

Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released docu...


Canada | 15 June 2015
Loblaw vows to ‘act quickly’ if supplier lied about organic poultry

Loblaw says it will “act quickly” in reviewing its ties with an Ontario poultry producer if the supplier is found to have lied about the origins of certified organic chicken sold in Loblaw and other s...


Canada | 5 June 2015
Your Food: Weighing the costs of eating ethically

If you are what you eat, there’s no shortage of Canadians seeking eco-salvation through their stomachs. Walk through just about any grocery store and you’ll see ads for “local” produce, “free-run” ...


Canada | 4 June 2015
Investigation underway into suspected salmonella outbreak at Alberta poultry farm

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 41 cases of human illness in Western Canada that are believed to be tied to a single, undisclosed, Alberta poultry supplier. According to the Pub...


Canada | 2 June 2015
Want eggs? Rent the Chicken

A farmer in Freetown, P.E.I. is offering chickens for rent for the summer. Sally Bernard of Barnyard Organics is offering customers a chicken coop and either two or four hens from June to October. ...


Canada | 28 May 2015
Canadian poultry & egg farmers continue to support Canadian government position in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

The pace of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations has accelerated over the past few weeks and they are entering their most critical phase to-date. We appreciate the Canadian government's on...


Canada | 26 May 2015
Canada salmonella outbreak leaves 34 people sick after poultry contact

Canadian health authorities are investigating after 34 people became sick with salmonella infections after contact with live baby poultry, the country's Public Health Agency said on Monday. The age...


Canada | 12 May 2015
Canadians crying 'fowl' over lack of chickens for ethnic market

Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released docu...


Canada | 28 April 2015
Backyard chicken pilot project scratched by Calgary council

City council has once again balked at the idea of allowing Calgarians to raise hens in their yards. The proposal to permit the chickens in 20 backyards for one year was scratched in a 9-6 vote on M...


Canada | 20 April 2015
Deadly disease flares up

An outbreak of bird flu in Southwestern Ontario that hit one part of its massive poultry industry has now surfaced in a larger one, with another quarantine slapped on an Oxford County chicken farm. ...


Canada | 17 April 2015
Canada's egg business cracking open the market

The business of getting the humble egg to the breakfast table is in flux across North America. In huevo-loving Mexico, which consumes more eggs per capita than anywhere in the world, the governmen...


Canada | 15 April 2015
Ontario Feather Board Group issues poultry industry advisory

The Feather Board Command Centre has issued a biosecurity advisory for Ontario poultry producers. The Centre points out the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain which recently infected a turkey...


Canada | 14 April 2015
Poultry farmers keeping close watch on avian flu situation

With 10,000 turkeys dead due to the avian flu, and a further 35,000 euthanized as a result, other poultry farmers in Ontario are paying even more attention than usual to their own birds. “We’re all...


Canada | 13 April 2015
New poultry restrictions in wake of avian flu

Federal regulators have expanded the containment zone after an outbreak of deadly bird flu in Southwestern Ontario’s poultry belt, putting 20 more poultry farms under quarantine. Sunday’s move by t...