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In four months food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. You may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations will make our food system even safer by focusing on prevention and allowing for faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. They will reduce unnecessary administrative burden on businesses by replacing 14 sets of regulations with one, and will help...

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Canada's Economic Strategy Tables

The Economic Strategy Tables—a new model for industry-government collaboration—were announced as part of the Government of Canada's Innovation and Skills Plan to support economic growth in six key sectors: advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health/bio-sciences and resources of the future.

The industry-led work of these Tables has resulted in sector-specific plans for economic growth and six signature initiatives endorsed by all Tables.

For the past year, CEO’s from several large Canadian food...

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Society has lost its grip on what matters most: the ability to think. We have begun to reward speed over quality, distractedness over focus, and the negative effects...

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Sourced from Farm Credit Canada - Access the full article here,

FCC Ag Economics is doing a mid-year check-in on our January 2018 Outlooks. Throughout July, we’ll update our expectations about profitability in six Canadian ag sectors (crops East and West, hogs, cattle, dairy and food processing). We’ll describe what’s happened in 2018-to-date and what we think you should monitor in the next six months.

The Canadian...

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The Ministry of Agriculture BC releases The 2017 Agrifood & Seafood International Export Highlights.

Key Stats:

BC exported 520 agrifood commodities and 193 different seafood products in 2017. Agrifood shipments contributed 67 per cent ($2.6 billion) and seafood shipments contributed 38 per cent ($1.3 billion) to the $3.9 billion total. At $512 million, farmed Atlantic salmon continued to be the #1 export commodity in British Columbia agrifood and seafood with a 13 per cent share of the total value. Food preparations for manufacturing & natural health products was B.C...

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