Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Harvey’s to buy Certified Sustainable beef

Harvey’s restaurant chain has committed to buying some Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef meat for its Original Burger.

“Harvey’s proudly sources 100 per cent Canadian beef for all our burgers,” said David Colebrook, the chain’s chief operating officer.
“Supporting sustainable beef production builds on our existing commitment to Canadian farmers and ranchers … ,” he said.

There are standards for producers and packers to achieve to gain certification. They relate to natural resources; people and community; animal health and welfare; food; and efficiency and innovation. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Harvey’s and support their sustainable sourcing efforts,” said Anne Wasko, chair of the CRSB and rancher from Eastend, Sask. 

“The momentum is building and we look forward to seeing the CRSB Certified Mark on many beef products across the food sector in the years to come,” she said.

Canadian beef producers say they have one of the lowest greenhouse gas footprints in the world, and over the past 30 years, have reduced its greenhouse gas footprint by 15 per cent. 

They say they ‘keep more than 44 million acres of grasslands healthy, while at the same time, preserve approximately 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon in the soil, and provide habitat for more than 1,000 plant, animal and insect species.”