Agrium pleads guilty to ammonia violation

The Alberta Environment and Parks department today reported that fertilizer company Agrium Inc. has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an ammonia release from its Carseland Nitrogen facility southeast of Calgary in January 2017. The company, now known as Nutrien, was fined $28,750 for the infraction. The government department said Agrium, as […] Read more

Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. is based in Toronto. The CFIA suspended the company's Safe Food for Canadians licence in September for

Beef products join recall list

The CFIA yesterday announced a recall of 102 raw beef and raw veal products from Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. on suspicion of E. coli contamination. The products were distributed nationally at retail. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, the CFIA said. A full list can be found here. Ryding-Regency Meat Packers […] Read more

After announcing the recall of seven chicken products Sept. 27, the CFIA expanded its list Sept. 30 to 51 cooked chicken products. | CFIA photos

Chicken recall expanded

A recall of cooked diced chicken products due to potential listeria contamination was vastly expanded yesterday based on results from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigation. After announcing the recall of seven chicken products Sept. 27, the CFIA expanded its list Sept. 30 to 51 cooked chicken products. A full list can be found here. […] Read more


Chicken products recalled

Seven cooked and diced chicken products are subject to recall due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Sept. 27 that the products were distributed at retail outlets across most of Canada, including the four western provinces, and are being voluntarily recalled by the food industry. No illnesses have been […] Read more

Potatoes under irrigation are the focus of a new study by Lethbridge College and the Potato Growers of Alberta.
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Research focuses on irrigated potatoes

Potatoes under irrigation are the focus of a new study by Lethbridge College and the Potato Growers of Alberta. Its focus is on the ways irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops and is led by the college’s Willemijn Appels, the Mueller Applied Research Chair in Irrigation Science. The study will use a $397,595 grant […] Read more


Reuven International Ltd. brand of Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken are the latest to be recalled due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. | CFIA photo

New chicken recall issued

Another cooked chicken product is subject to recall, the latest in a number of chicken-related recall warnings issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The most recent was a recall warning for Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken, which was issued Aug. 18. Reuven International Ltd. brand of Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat and Sysco brand […] Read more

Rosemount cooked, diced chicken meat in the 4.54 kilogram size is the other product subject to recall as of Aug. 18. | CFIA photo

Baby food, chicken face recall

Baby food potentially containing insect matter and cooked, diced chicken potentially contaminated with listeria are subject to recall, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports. Heinz brand turkey stew baby food for babies eight months and older, in the 213 millilitre size, has been recalled following a consumer complaint of insects in the product. The food […] Read more

Feds boost funding for pork exports

Canada Pork International received $6 million from the federal government July 25 to strengthen and diversity Canadian pork exports. Market diversification is a priority for the sector now that trade relations with China, a major market, have deteriorated. Agriculture Canada said the additional investment is earmarked to help Canada’s pork industry boost awareness in international […] Read more


Ground bison products are the subjects of a cross-border food recall due to risk of E. coli contamination. | CFIA photo

Ground bison recall issued

Ground bison products are the subjects of a cross-border food recall due to risk of E. coli contamination. No Canadians have reported illness as a result of eating the products, said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, but more than 20 people in the United States have become ill in connection with eating the meat. Northfork […] Read more

Manitoba cattle producers will be allowed to graze cattle and cut hay on Crown land this year to better manage dry conditions and feed shortfalls. | File photo

Crown land opened up to Manitoba cattle producers

Manitoba cattle producers will be allowed to graze cattle and cut hay on Crown land this year to better manage dry conditions and feed shortfalls. The provincial government announced it will allow such activity, which will be administered through the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing program. The Manitoba Beef Producers welcomed the announcement. “The dry conditions […] Read more