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CCA Statement on E.coli O157:H7

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to provide the public with general information on E.coli O157:H7 along with a reminder of the important role of safe food handling in reducing exposure to this common pathogen.E.coli O157:H7 can be present in raw meat, poultry, unpasteurized milk and fruit juices, raw greens and vegetables, and water contaminated with human or animal waste. The thorough cooking of ground meats kills the pathogen and is an important line of defence in safeguarding human health.The CCA is committed to food safety research.

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CCA pleased with FPT Ag Ministers’ focus for GF2

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) is pleased with the federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers’ approach to Growing Forward 2 (GF2) announced today. Research, innovation and market development are fundamental areas that help to deliver long-term benefits to Canada’s beef cattle industry. “We thank Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and all the Ministers for the strong emphasis on research and innovation and market development in Growing Forward 2; areas that build the competitiveness of our beef cattle industry, and Canada’s competitiveness, as a whole,” said CCA President Martin Unrau.

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CCA Statement on CAPI report

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s report from the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, Canada’s Beef Food System – a roadmap for dialogue on strategy, and looks forward to discussing it with our members and at the next Beef Value Chain Roundtable.The CCA is working on many of the areas identified in the report to advance the competiveness of the beef cattle sector and the business climate for all members of the Canadian beef cattle industry.

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CCA congratulates 2012 TESA recipient

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Christoph and Erika Weder of Spirit View Ranch as the 2012 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). TESA is a national award that recognizes excellence in sustainable management and conservation practices that ensure a viable future for Canada’s beef cattle industry. TESA is presented annually to a beef cattle operation that exemplifies the initiatives that producers across the country undertake to preserve and care for their land. The Weders have a passion for the environment, and say that they have a responsibility to the next generation to lookafter the land.

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Beefing-Up Biosecurity on Canadian Farms: Release of a National Beef Biosecurity Standard

Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) are releasing a national biosecurity standard to strengthen Canada’s beef sector.The standard outlines on-farm practices designed to minimize the introduction and control the spread of endemic, emerging, and foreign infectious diseases in the Canadian herd.Click here to read the story in full.

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Harper Government Secures Full Market Access for Beef to the United Arab Emirates

Ottawa, Ontario, August 2, 2012 - Canadian beef producers will immediately benefit from full market access to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement was made today by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast. With the expanded market access to beef from animals over 30 months of age, the UAE has now fully re-opened its door to Canadian world-class beef."The UAE is the first country in the Gulf Cooperation Council region to resume full access to our high-quality beef and this is a significant milestone for Canadian beef producers", said Minister Ritz.

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WTO Appellate Body confirms COOL discriminates

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with today’s decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body regarding mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). The Appellate Body confirmed the most important part of the WTO Dispute Panel decision of November 2011 that the U.S. COOL legislation discriminates against Canadian livestock in the U.S. market.CCA President Martin Unrau said by upholding the part of the panel ruling that confirmed the discriminatory nature of COOL, the Appellate Body’s final decision has provided an important victory for Canadian cattle producers and we are hopeful that the U.S.

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CCA applauds Canada’s acceptance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) strongly supports Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement today that Canada has been accepted to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada is now the 11th country to be included in the negotiations, with the application from Japan remaining pending.CCA President Martin Unrau applauded the Prime Minister for this achievement, announced at the G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.“The Canadian beef industry is highly export dependent and we thank the Prime Minister for taking action that will increase market access,” Unrau said.

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