CHICKEN FARMERS OF CANADA TAKES
Another Step Towards Commitment to Sustainability Excellence
Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) has joined a coalition of partners in the Canadian agri-food sector to develop The National Index on Agri-Food Performance.
The National Index on Agri-Food Performance is a set of performance and progress indicators to ensure Canada’s position as a worldwide leader in the food industry.
With this new partnership, Chicken Farmers of Canada will participate in a dialogue to develop the standards used by stakeholders in the agri-food sector to guarantee sector competitiveness, demonstrate societal benefits, and inform government policy. CFC is already implementing programs to ensure sustainable chicken production, including:
ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE
A national, mandatory Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program, with third party audits.
An Antimicrobial Use Strategy that includes; surveillance, education, research, and reduction.
PRODUCING SAFE CHICKEN
A mandatory, nationally recognized, Raised by a Canadian Farmer On-Farm Food Safety Program.
An effective traceability system with operational plans to contain potential outbreaks.
Canadian chicken farms are welcoming new entrants each year into a vibrant community of family farms.
PROVIDING AFFORDABLE FOOD TO CANADIANS VIA SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
Supply management enables farmers to confidently invest in their operations, and the industry to contribute positively to their communities and the Canadian economy – making sure consumers always have access to steady supply of fresh, high-quality chicken at a reasonable price.
Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud be part of the National Index on Agri-Food Performance project, and relishes in the opportunity to find ways to improve sustainability. Our country has an ambitious agri-food agenda, and with this new partnership, Chicken Farmers of Canada will help develop the agri-food standards used to shape the sustainability future of Canadian agriculture.
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