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With increased support for the meat industry, the Province is better protecting British Columbians who buy meat, as well as the farmers and processors who produce it, Healthy Living and Sport Minister Mary Polak announced today. “We’re investing more to help processors finish getting their facilities licensed and deal with waste disposal,” said Polak. “We’re also increasing enforcement to ensure meat going to market is safe, and consulting with farmers in remote and isolated communities to help them find solutions to provide for their local communities.”
B.C. farmers and food processors continue to win the confidence of B.C. consumers. That’s the underlying message of a newly released study of public attitudes towards agriculture, food, and agri-food production in B.C. The study was conducted by Ipsos Reid Public Affairs of Vancouver. It was commissioned by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF), with input from the B.C. Agriculture Council (BCAC) and the B.C Food Processors’ Association (BCFPA). The results were made public today at the annual general meeting of the B.C. Agriculture Council.
“This is a make-or-break time for the industry, and we re-affirm our commitment to it,” says Nico Human, CEO of the BC Food Processors’ Association (BCFPA), after wrapping up a two-day conference March 5-6 for BC meat processors at the South Thompson Inn near Kamloops. Processors at the conference agreed to form an advisory committee to work more closely with the BCFPA, and the group identified two priorities for immediate and concerted action.
The Bureau of Chemical Safety would like to advise you of the following update(s) to the "Food Additives" section of Health Canada website: The Bureau of Chemical Safety, in Health Canada’s Food Directorate, has completed its "Policy for Differentiating Food Additives and Processing Aids".
Felix Schellenberg lifts a cement manhole cover revealing a cylindrical depression in an expansive cement floor. Around him is a construction zone. Ten craftsmen are in the midst of erecting a massive post and beam structure — a state-of-the-art slaughtering facility at Redstone in the Central Chilcotin. It will be an abattoir known as Chilcotin Harvest Ltd. in the heart of cattle country, 150 kilometres west of Williams Lake.