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February 5, 2016
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More major Canadian restaurants announce cage-free sourcing initiatives

Cara Foods, the owner of such restaurants as Harvey's, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey's and East Side Mario's, announced today it will switch to cage-free eggs in its entire supply chain by 2020. Tim Hortons and Burger King, owned by Restaurant Brands International, made a similar announcement earlier in the week. >> Read full article

Charting the course for sustainability

Retailers, food service companies and manufacturers in the industry have been demanding greater transparency and advanced record keeping from producers and suppliers using environmental and social criteria. However, some international standards for sustainability are more suited to agriculture in developing countries and don’t consider the higher social, environmental and economic standards in developed countries like Canada. >> Read full article

New FeedCheck Express kits available

Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. is offering an upgraded version of the popular FeedCheck Express test kit. It is now paired with an online instructional video quickly accessible via smartphone, tablet or computer. >> Read full article

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Industry-wide transition away from conventional housing announced by EFC

Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) announced today, on behalf of the more than 1,000 Canadian egg farms, the commencement of a coordinated, systematic, market-oriented transition from conventional egg production toward other methods of production for supplying eggs. This collective approach will take hen welfare, human health, other resource implications, environmental impact and food production sustainability all into account. This major shift will yield an almost 50 per cent restructuring in as early as eight years from now and includes a commitment to cease the installation of any new conventional housing. Presently about 90 per cent of egg production is in conventional housing. The other 10 per cent or so is in enriched housing, free-run, aviary or free-range. >> Learn More…

 
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PIC Producer Update

February 10, 2016
Location: Peach King Centre, Grimsby, Ont. >> More Info

PIC Producer Update

February 17, 2016
Location: Mount Forest Community Centre, Mount Forest, Ont. >> More Info