Thursday, March 23, 2017

Meat Council welcomes budget

Canada’s meat packing and processing industry praised the first Liberal budget for increasing funding for the Canadian Food inspection Agency.

“We were very pleased with the government’s commitment to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency,” said Christopher White, president and chief executive officer for the Canadian Meat Council.

“Food safety and the integrity of the system is paramount and we look for ways to continue to work with CFIA to deliver on their mandate,” he said.

He also praised the “commitment to deliver through Innovation Canada the six Economic Growth Strategy Tables, in particular agri food, which is of paramount importance to the industry.”  

The budget says Canada is the world’s fifth-ranked food exporting nation.