Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is elated that the omnibus appropriations bill including language to repeal U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork today cleared both the U.S. House and Senate and has been sent to President Barack Obama to be signed. Once signed, the bill will become law, marking the successful conclusion of a legal battle initiated by the CCA over seven years ago.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s development that the omnibus appropriations bill filed in the U.S. Congress includes language for the repeal of U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork. While this is an encouraging sign, there is much work to do before the omnibus bill becomes law. The CCA will continue to work with its U.S. allies over the coming days as Congressmen and Senators consider this legislation to advocate that we expect nothing less than full repeal of COOL to avoid imposition of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products.
Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) looks forward to learning more about the global climate change agreement reached in Paris on Saturday and to meeting with Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and other officials to learn what the commitments are and how the Canadian beef sector fits into the new agreement.
December 7, 2015
December 1, 2015 - The beef industry is actively engaged in reducing environmental footprints, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, through improvements in health programs, sustainable production and innovation.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Justin Trudeau, sworn in today as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister, and his new Cabinet. The CCA looks forward to working with the new Federal Government to develop and implement policies and actions favourable to Canadian beef producers.
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has reviewed the monograph, Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat, as published today in The Lancet, which summarizes the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Red Meat and Processed Meats. The Working Group charged with the review classified consumption of red meat in Group 2A, or “probably carcinogenic to humans,” which refers to a degree of certainty of causation. It is important to note that IARC conducts hazard assessments, not risk assessments. That means they consider whether meat at some level, under some circumstance could pose a risk.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) will respond to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Review of Red Meat and Processed Red Meat on Monday, October 26, following the public release of the document. The CCA will share its initial perspective on the report’s findings recognizing that these are complex issues where there are different opinions from scientific experts and some additional time will be required to consider this report in a comprehensive manner. At this time we do know that meat’s very significant nutritional benefits are not considered in the IARC evaluation.