Canada

The ICE raids led to the detainment of 680 poultry workers

ICE raids fall-out raises immigrant policy questions

By Aidan Fortune

Almost 700 poultry plant workers in Mississippi were detained last week in a massive US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. However subsequent investigations have led to questions being asked of the country’s immigration policies.

Labour issues continue to hit meat industry

Labour shortages continue to hinder the meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The labour shortage in the meat industry continues to work its way around the globe, with numerous markets attempting to attract staff and prevent a downturn caused by a lack of workforce.

The Canadian meat industry is expected to benefit from a new labour scheme

Canada launches work scheme for meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Government has unveiled an Agri-Food Immigration Pilot scheme, expected to provide the meat industry with 2,750 spots for Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW).

Canadian pork business acquired by co-operative

Canadian pork business acquired by co-operative

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian agri-food co-operative La Coop fédérée, has announced the conclusion of an agreement for the acquisition of all pork and milling assets of F. Ménard Ange-Gardien, in Quebec.

The US meat industry has urged the ratification of the USMCA deal

USMCA deal urged forward

By Aidan Fortune

The US Government has been called on to push forward with the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the domestic beef industry.

The EU and Canada have come to a zoning arrangement over ASF

Canada and EU agree ASF system

By Aidan Fortune

The EU and Canada have agreed to an African Swine Fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade in the event of an outbreak of the disease.