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More from Canadian Poultry | Health | Production April 27, 2012
WSPA report criticizes animal production methods
A wide-ranging report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) titled “What’s On Your Plate: The Hidden Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture in Canada” is harshly critical of the “intensive ‘production line’ methods” used to produce meat, dairy and eggs. And, while broadly supportive of the concept of supply management, the report calls for policy changes that would encourage the production of cage-free eggs.
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Low-path AI viruses added to reportable diseases list
The Government of Canada announced this week that it has added low pathogenicity H5 and H7 avian influenza viruses to the list of reportable diseases. Effective immediately, all suspected or confirmed cases of low pathogenicity H5 and H7, as well as all highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
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Burger King pledges cageless eggs and pork by 2017
Burger King Corp. has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017 and only purchase pork from suppliers that can demonstrate documented plans to end their use of gestation crates for breeding pigs.
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Agriculture ministers launch policy framework final negotiations
Agriculture ministers met recently and launched the final stage of negotiations of the next agriculture policy framework for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Ministers agreed that the new framework will focus on investments in innovation, competitiveness, market opportunities, adaptability and sustainability. Ministers aim to sign the agreement at their next annual meeting in September and to have the new framework in place by April 2013.
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Large business fair a feature at the World’s Poultry Congress
The largest business fair of the poultry industry will be held during the 24th World’s Poultry Congress, gathering the main companies of all continents that will present their newest products, prospect new commercial partners, and discuss the poultry meat and egg production chain. More than 100 companies have confirmed their presence at the WPC Expo. These companies represent different poultry industry sectors, including equipment, pharmaceuticals, genetics, nutrition, health, services, etc.
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