meat processing

Ottawa provides funds to automate meat inspection

Nov 9, 2022 | 1:08pm

  The federal government is providing 2.4 million dollars to improve food inspection technology for meat processors. The funds will go to P and P Optica for its smart imaging system to inspect meat automatically on the production line. The system analyzes the composition of food, evaluating properties like tenderness, freshness and protein, water and […]

Workers at Cargill beef plant in High River Alberta reach tentative agreement

Dec 2, 2021 | 11:02am

Workers at a Cargill meatpacking plant in High River, Alberta, are scheduled to vote on a tentative deal only days away from a strike or lockout. The union says the deal offers the best food processing contract in Canada. Nearly 2,000 workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers vote on the tentative agreement […]

Province running inspections at Sask. meat plants to stop COVID-19

May 9, 2020 | 12:06pm

Public health inspectors have been visiting six large meat processing facilities in Saskatchewan this week to make sure they are doing what they can to prevent COVID-19 from running through. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab says regulations are needed. “There’s cooperation between those plants, and health and agriculture, to develop protocols that will […]

Sask cattle producers approve of federal support plan to ensure meat inspection during COVID-19 outbreak

Apr 15, 2020 | 1:06pm

  Saskatchewan cattle producers welcome a new federal support plan to ensure critical food inspection services are not disrupted by the covid-19 outbreak. Ottawa is providing 20 million dollars to the Food Inspection Agency to hire, train and equip additional staff to ensure critical inspection services are not disrupted during the pandemic. Saskatchewan Stock Growers […]