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Health officials are investigating an outbreak of salmonella in six provinces that has sickened 63 people, including 18 who have been hospitalized.The Public Health Agency of Canada said Friday there are laboratory-confirmed cases in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.The agency said the source of the bacterial infection…
It takes a lot to knock down Rodney Humphrey.The 70-year-old from Lower Prospect, N.S., is tough, hammering out more than 30 years in the construction industry.So he never expected a chicken burger to take him out of action for almost three months last year.For the full story, click here. 
When it comes to controlling salmonella outbreaks, Canada could learn a lot from Sweden.The Nordic country is on a passionate mission to eliminate the harmful bacteria from its food. Thanks to strict regulations that apply to chickens and other animals, few Swedes get sick from salmonella.Meanwhile, outbreaks caused by contaminated…
Look for poultry producers to flock to Stratford, Ont., on November 4 and 5, 2020, for the newly-minted Canadian Poultry XPO.The new poultry industry tradeshow was announced today at the opening of the 2019 Canadian Dairy XPO by show founders Jordon and Donna Underhill, who will now bring the dairy…
Investing in future Canadian poultry sustainability researchers while recognizing the lifetime legacy of a giant in poultry production is the goal of Egg Farmers of Ontario/Dr. Donald Shaver Graduate Scholarship(s) in Sustainable Poultry Production.These awards, honouring the late Donald McQueen Shaver, will be granted annually to graduate students at the…
There’s still time to recognize the achievements of outstanding Canadians with a nomination to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.May 1 is the deadline for submissions to be considered for induction in 2019.Do you know a deserving individual who has made an important impact on Canadian agriculture?Every year, the Canadian…
Last fall, poultry veterinarians Neil Ambrose and Mike Petrik together presented a national disease threat overview at the Poultry Service Industry Workshop held in Banff, Alta. Ambrose provided a western overview and Petrik an eastern perspective.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended a stormy week for his government by making a few minor changes to his cabinet to fill the void left by the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould.Longtime MP Lawrence MacAulay was sworn in as veterans-affairs minister - a post briefly held by Wilson-Raybould before she resigned…
In late February, B.C. announced it is adopting the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice.The codes are generally accepted management practices for owners of farm animals in B.C.“B.C. livestock and poultry farmers have worked closely with our government to implement the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Codes of…
The federal government announced this week it is investing up to $4.56 million in industry-led animal welfare initiatives, including efforts to make the transport of poultry and other livestock safer and more humane.It granted the funds to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC), on behalf of the National Farm Animal…
The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with approximately 33,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show has 1,420-plus exhibitors with more than 600,000 square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released…
The future of Canadian agriculture is bright and the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) provides financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture and food. CABEF awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian…
Health Canada unveiled a radically new food guide Tuesday that eliminates food groups, encourages plant-based foods over meat and dairy products, and is likely to force changes across the country's agricultural industry.''I see the food guide as a challenge for many industries. How they adapt will be of interest,'' said…
The 2019 Alltech Global Feed Survey, released today, estimates that international feed tonnage has increased by a strong 3 percent to 1.103 billion metric tons of feed produced in 2018, exceeding 1 billion metric tons for the third consecutive year. The eighth edition of the annual survey includes data from…
From E. coli-infected romaine lettuce to Salmonella-tainted beef, contaminated foods lead to illnesses that sicken as many as 1 in 6 Americans annually. In 2018, this epidemic helped spur major recalls, which caused stores and restaurants to toss millions of pounds of meat and produce. U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new…

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