JBS Lakeside get green light to resume beef shipments to the U.S.

CALGARY, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The National Cattle Feeders' Association (NCFA) applauds the clearance for JBS (operator of the XL Foods Inc. plant at Brooks) to resume shipping beef to the U.S.

On December 7, 2012 the NCFA learned that the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) had informed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that Establishment 38, XL Foods Inc. has been re-listed, allowing the company to resume exports to the U.S. effective immediately. "This is timely and very important for JBS and the cattle industry in Canada", said Bill Jameson, Chairman of the NCFA. He added, "the U.S. is our largest market and it is critical for Canadian plants to have access to our customers in this market"

This will mean that the company can now move to full operation and start pulling Canadian cattle into the plant on a more consistent basis. The company can now focus on satisfying customer needs throughout Canada and the U.S. having fulfilled all of the requirements set out by the CFIA. Establishments wishing to export product internationally must also satisfy the food safety and quality standards of the importing country.

"I know that cattle feeders across Canada will be pleased with the decision from the USDA and we commend Minister Ritz for his attention and efforts on expediting this decision", said Jameson.

Established in 2007, the NCFA represents feedlot operators, a vital link in the beef value chain in Canada.

SOURCE: National Cattle Feeders' Association

For further information:

Contact: Bill Jameson
(306) 631-0005

Bryan Walton
General Manager
(403) 837-2232

Profil de l'entreprise

National Cattle Feeders' Association

Renseignements sur cet organisme


Jetez un coup d’œil sur nos forfaits personnalisés ou créez le vôtre selon vos besoins de communication particuliers.

Commencez dès aujourd'hui .


Remplissez un formulaire d'adhésion à CNW ou communiquez avec nous au 1-877-269-7890.


Demandez plus d'informations sur les produits et services de CNW ou communiquez avec nous au 1‑877-269-7890.