Coronavirus: Should food processing workers get vaccine priority?

As the COVID-19 crisis edges into a second year, the food processing industry wants provinces to include plant workers in the next phase of vaccinations. After a two-week shutdown, the … Read More

Shutdown of N.S. poultry plant could result in widespread euthanization of chickens: expert

A food expert says farmers may need to euthanize large numbers of poultry as a result of a decision to close Nova Scotia’s only poultry processing plant for two weeks … Read More

Class-action lawsuit alleges meat packer failed to take coronavirus precautions in Alberta

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cargill Ltd. that claims the meat-packing company failed to take reasonable precautions to protect its workers in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cargill’s … Read More

Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says … Read More

2nd death at Cargill prompts calls from Alberta NDP, union to shut down meat plant

Alberta’s Opposition NDP, along with union leaders, is calling on the province to shut down a Cargill meat-packing plant so it can be determined whether the company is meeting legal … Read More

How the coronavirus pandemic could change meat processing in Canada

The novel coronavirus pandemic has some meat processors and industry groups calling for a more regional approach to food production. Seventy per cent of Canada’s beef processing capability lies in … Read More

Coronavirus: Another Cargill meat plant set to close due to COVID-19 outbreak

A meat-processing plant in Chambly, Que., will be closing this week after an outbreak of COVID-19 was reported among its employees. According to the plant’s owner Cargill, 64 employees — … Read More

Alberta meat plant should slow production to avoid more COVID-19 outbreaks: union head

The head of the union that represents workers at an Alberta meat production plan hit by a major COVID-19 outbreak says meat production should be slowed to ensure workers’ safety … Read More