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May 24, 2017, U.S. - Sanderson Farms CEO Joe F. Sanderson Jr. reiterated that the company has no intention of moving into the antibiotic-free chicken market.Speaking on May 17 at the BMO Capital Markets 12th Annual Farm to Market Conference, Sanderson said it is a decision supported not only by the company’s…
May 18, 2017, Milton, Ont. - Three new members were elected to AgScape’s 2017 Board of Directors at the organization’s annual general meeting on May 3.The 12-member board directs the organization’s mandate to advance specialized agri-food education in Ontario.Jim McMillan, a farmer from Beamsville, Ont. joins the board in a…
May 17, 2017, Borden-Carleton, P.E.I. - The recipients of grants from a $2 million transition fund set up by McCain after it closed its potato processing plant in 2014 in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., were announced Tuesday.Nine businesses and the municipal government received grants. The amounts ranged from $7,000 to $1 million.…
The opening of a new broiler breeding stock hatchery by industry powerhouse Aviagen in January in northern New York State is good news for the Canadian poultry industry. Located just a 30-minute drive from the Canadian border and fairly close to JFK International Airport, the new facility will minimize transport…
In my first week as Canadian Poultry magazine’s new editor, I had the privilege of learning the lay of the land at the London Poultry Show. One message was clear from the many conversations I had: while there are a few challenges, the poultry industry is remarkably stable and producers…
May 9, 2017, Wetaskiwin, Alta. - As the landscape of the poultry industry undergoes a major shift toward a brave new world of “post antibiotics” production, a new partnership has emerged to help producers make this transition successfully and profitably, while upholding high standards of animal health and welfare.The partnership,…
May 4, 2017, Princeton, N.J. - Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, is pleased to announce today it has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.Agro BioSciences is a leading microbial biotechnology company with an innovative platform to provide novel, science-based products…
May 3, 2017, United States - Subway and Ruby Tuesday became the latest U.S.-based restaurants to commit to sourcing only slower-growing broiler chickens that are raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.Both companies, on their webpages, announced their plans to make the transition, and in both cases, the restaurant…
May 3, 2017, Guelph ON - The Farm & Food Care Canada board of directors has evaluated its mission, vision and organizational structure and transitioned to the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI).The importance of building public trust in Canada’s food system is intensifying. The food system is seeking assistance…
May 2, 2017, Kitchner, Ont. - With several partners, Hendrix Genetics is investigating possibilities to use blockchain in the egg value-chain. Blockchain is a new technology that has the potential to make processes more democratic, secure, transparent, and efficient.What is blockchain? Blockchain is in essence a public decentralized 'ledger'. All…
May 1, 2017, Springdale, Ark. - Tyson Foods, announced Monday that it will go antibiotic free by the end of the year.In making its move, Tyson Foods joins competitors like Perdue and Pilgrim's Pride. Also, it mirrors some major fast food and quick service restaurant chains. KFC announced last month…
April 20, 2017, Toronto, Ontario - Subway has filed a defamation lawsuit against the CBC over reports the sandwich chain alleges have caused it to suffer significant sales losses.In a statement of claim filed with a Toronto court earlier this month, Subway takes issue with television and online reports as…
April 19, 2017, Toronto, Ont. – Burnbrae Farms’ Egg Creations Whole Eggs was recently named as a finalist in the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix New Product awards by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).  The RCC revelled 100 finalists competing for the coveted award earlier this week. These grocery products are the…
April 13, 2017, Ottawa, Ont. - Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) is honoured to be named one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for the fifth consecutive year.The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition evaluating employers based on criteria like training and skills development, community involvement, performance management, and benefits.EFC…
April 11, 2017, Louisville, KY - Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) U.S., the country's largest chicken quick service resturant, has announced its plans to extend its food promise to customers, announcing that, by the end of 2018, all chicken purchased by KFC U.S. will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine.…
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