Canada’s pork producers are calling for government action to help ensure the continued availability of pork post COVID-19.
The Canadian Pork Council says African Swine Fever preparedness has advanced considerably and Canada is well positioned but there is still lots left to do.
The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council expects the movement of Canadian pork to China to eclipse the pace set prior to China’s suspension of Canadian pork imports in June.
Efforts aimed at preventing and preparing for African Swine Fever remain a top of mind concern among Canada’s pork producers.
The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council suggests understanding the risks of disease transmission and developing simple mitigation strategies is critical.
The Canadian pork sector is hoping for a speedy resolution of a situation which has resulted in the suspension of exports of Canadian pork and beef to China.
Federal funding allocated for market development will help maintain the Canadian red meat sector’s global competitive position.
The Canadian Pork Council says those who transport hogs are doing a good job and are working toward continuous improvement.
Canadians are being encouraged to consume a balance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins to ensure a healthy diet.