Canada Beef

Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

Steven Burton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

Food processed in concordance with Muslim dietary laws is called Halal. Today, halal meat is largely produced in commercial slaughterhouses staffed by specially trained Muslim workers who conduct the actual slaughter and supervise the subsequent processing. But the focus of halal is on ensuring spiritual purity rather than science-based cleanliness, so buying halal food does not guarantee your food will be safe.

Canadian Beef Label Rules Will Change Next Month

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living

EDMONTON - Canadian shoppers will be able to see next month if the beef they're buying has been mechanically tenderized.Labelling regulations to take ...

It's About Quantity, Not Quality At Troubled Meat Plant, Says Doherty

Ryan Doherty | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Alberta
Ryan Doherty

I love beef. Burgers, steaks, roasts, tacos and even meatloaf. As an Albertan, I can proudly say I eat some of the finest beef in the entire world. My dad has been a Red Seal Chef for close to 40 years, and I'm not too shabby in a kitchen myself. So did we feel bad when we had throw out a ton of beef we bought on sale from Wal-Mart, because it might be contaminated by E.Coli? Yes we did.

The Recipe for Contaminated Beef? Shoddy Governance

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

The management of XL Foods Inc., which has been in the news for causing the biggest beef recall in Canadian history, has not figured out the most important issue is how the company governs food safety. Neither XL foods or its parent company appear to have any independent directors, who are essential to ensuring internal management does not cut corners. No one likes to be controlled, least of which entrepreneurial employees. However, ask yourself if defective internal controls are worth the price, in terms of reputation and financial loss. It can indeed be a run on the bank if consumers don't have confidence, and it can get worse unless governance checks are put in place.

Beef Recall and the Grim Reality of our Food System

Paul Hughes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Establishment 38 is not a lunar outpost operated by Weyland-Yutani. It is a slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Brooks, Alberta, operated by XL Foods Inc. The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) has suspended the operating license of Establishment 38 because of the detected presence of E. coli O157:H7. Another food recall, this one crossing almost all provincial borders, is today's sobering headline reality. While the scientists, researchers and investigators of the CFIA have E. coli O157:H7 under the microscope, Canadians have also placed Canada's food safety system on a slide and we're collectively scrutinizing how we got ourselves into such a pickle. Our massively complex global food system involves billions of supply chain transactions daily. The relationship with the consumer has evolved and citizens must diligently participate in the food equation in order to prevent food borne illnesses. But, do we have the skills to be active participants in a food system we interact with on multiple occasions daily?

Strip Loin Beef Sandwich Recipe

CP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

These steak sandwiches are the ultimate game-day meal for friends and family to enjoy while cheering for their team of choice. Quick and easy to prepa...

South Korea's Beef With Canada Coming To An End?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - South Korea has taken a "big step" towards allowing imports of Canadian beef to resume after a more than eight-year ban, federal Agriculture ...

South Korea Reopens Doors For Canadian Beef

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - South Korea says it has decided to resume imports of Canadian beef, lifting an eight-year ban imposed over fears of mad...