Canadian Beef

Canada shipped close to 20,000 tonnes of beef to Mexico last year

Mexico lifts ban on Canadian beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.

McDonald's said it was committed to improving sustainability throughout its supply chain

McDonald’s advances Canadian beef sustainability

By Oscar Rousseau

Fast food giant McDonald’s has celebrated the successful completion of a two-year pilot project to gauge the effectiveness and possibility of only using local beef in its restaurants. 

South Korea will import beef and veal from Canada, after an 11-month hiatus

Canadian beef exports resume in South Korea

By Oscar Rousseau

South Korea has lifted its ban on Canadian beef after fears of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case, which led to a temporary embargo on cattle produce, subsided.

The European meat and livestock industry is anticipating the imminent lifting of BSE-related restrictions on European Union (EU) beef exports to Canada

EU beef sector hopes for end of Canada BSE ban

By Cláudia Köver, in Brussels; and Hanna Lange Chenier, in Ottawa

The European meat and livestock industry is anticipating the imminent lifting of BSE-related restrictions on European Union (EU) beef exports to Canada, as work on drafting an EU-Canada free trade agreement has concluded.

Canada and the EU have signed a trade deal

Meat traders celebrate EU/Canadian trade deal

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels and Kitty So, in Ottawa

European and Canadian meat traders are looking to boost overseas sales after last week's formal announcement of the widely anticipated Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The announcement will lead to financial gains

Japan lowers age restrictions on Canadian beef

By Line Elise Svanevik

Japan has agreed to ease age restrictions on beef from Canada, which could lead to a doubled market value of exports resulting in up to C$150m annually.

JBS set to acquire XL Foods

JBS set to acquire XL Foods

By Carina Perkins

JBS USA has announced that its Canadian subsidiary will go ahead with the acquisition of XL Foods, the Canadian processor at the centre of the country’s major E.coli crisis last year.

Russia opens up

Russia opens up

Russia is to allow imports of boneless Canadian beef, so long as the meat can be satisfactorily proven to be free of mad cow disease (BSE).