Canada Gains Full Access to Japanese Beef Market

For the first time in two decades, Japan is reopening its doors to Canadian processed beef. This accomplishment ushers in a new era for Canada and its second-largest market for beef and beef products: expanding market access for Canadian exporters — while also benefiting Japanese consumers who will have greater access to Canada’s high-quality beef products.

Joint Statement on the Development of Canada’s first-ever Grocery Code of Conduct

“We would like to commend the agri-food industry on the substantial progress they have made in developing Canada’s first-ever Grocery Code of Conduct. We know there has been a significant amount of time and effort dedicated towards this initiative – and we would like to thank you all as we move towards its implementation.

Federal support for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Poultry Sector

Newfoundland and Labrador’s poultry sector is the second largest agricultural contributor in the province. To support its growth, the Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, Joanne Thompson, announced a federal investment of up to $8 million for Country Ribbon to adopt advanced equipment that will increase productivity, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Canadian Dairy Commission

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced the appointment of Shikha Jain to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). The appointment is a four year term, effective September 15, 2022. 

Government of Canada Invests in Improving Animal Welfare

The humane care and handling of farm animals, and the ability to track their movements, are an important part of the confidence consumers have in their food in Canada. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to nearly $3 million to three national organizations to enhance animal welfare and tracking in the country.