Even 'just the one' drink involves risk, says the new Canadian guidance. Pic: getty/happy photon

New Canadian drinking guidelines call for stricter alcohol policies

By Rachel Arthur

A Canadian report on health and alcohol suggests health warnings, minimum unit pricing and stringent advertising restrictions for alcohol should be implemented in the country: as it delivers its message that ‘no amount or kind of alcohol is good for your...


Nestlé sells Nestlé Waters North America for $4.3bn

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé will sell its Nestlé Waters North America business – including brands Pure Life, Poland Spring, Deer Park, Ozarka and delivery service ReadyRefresh – to One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co.

Canada approves USMCA trade deal

Canada approves USMCA trade deal

By Aidan Fortune

A trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has taken another step forward with Canada approving the agreement before its Parliament went on a hiatus to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

USMCA trade deal progress made

USMCA trade deal progress made

By Aidan Fortune

The deal between the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has made further progress following agreement by the three nations.

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

New pork campaign pushes for trade agreement

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

Solugen Inc. has unveiled its new water treatment system

Pig slurry treatment innovation unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian water treatment specialists Solugen Inc. has launched its new process for the treatment and purification of wastewater from the agricultural and industrial sectors.

The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

Research suggests irradiation is safe and prevents the presence of harmful pathogens

Canada poised to allow beef irradiation

By Mandy Kovacs, Ottawa

Canadian health officials will consider the pros and cons of allowing the sale of ground beef exposed to radiation to go ahead. 

The most 'technologically advanced' film for food packaging

Canada packs a punch with innovative packaging

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processors in Canada are to benefit from LINPAC’s packaging technology after it agreed a deal with Heat Sealing Packaging (HSP), which supplies food materials and equipment in Canada. 

The previous case of BSE was in a cow born on the same farm as the current case

Canadian farm in BSE cattle link

By Georgi Gyton

The recent discovery of a cow infected with BSE, in Alberta, Canada, has been linked to a previous case detected in 2010.

There have been nine outbreaks reported to the OIE so far

Additional bird flu outbreaks in BC, Canada

By Georgi Gyton

A further four outbreaks of the highly pathogenic bird flu strain H5N2 have been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, according to the latest update from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

A total of four farms in British Columbia have now been quarantined

Canadian bird flu confirmed as H5N2

By Georgi Gyton

The recent bird flu outbreak in British Columbia, Canada has been confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of the virus, different to the H5N8 strain which has recently been found in Europe.

It is hoped the new database will also help to reduce red tape

Livestock traceability on the agenda for Canada

By Georgi Gyton

Canadian Agri Traceability Services is to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service, following a CA$7.5m investment from the government.

Ritz said it was important to end discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs due to COOL

Canadian agriculture minister highlights cattle opportunities

By Georgi Gyton

Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister, spoke of the benefit of unfettered trade with the US, and increased market access and trade successes, when he addressed delegates at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), semi-annual meeting.

It is hoped the vaccine could reduce economic losses in the Canadian broiler industry

Canadian chicken research enjoys funding boost

By Georgi Gyton

An investment of up to CD$275,000 is to be awarded to the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, Canada, to undertake a research project on disease control in its broiler industry.

The Canadian government is calling for changes to the content and format of on-pack food nutrition labels.

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

By Jenni Spinner

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.


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