One of Chicken Farmers of Canada’s mandates is to ensure that the voices of our farmers are heard, both domestically and internationally, whenever important agricultural, food safety, or trade policy decisions are made. There are also issues, which affect our industry at the grass roots level. These require consultation and partnership in order to study the situation, to create and implement solutions, and to monitor the situation.
Issues the Canadian chicken industry face on an ongoing basis and new issues that have come to the forefront are:
- International trade
- Spent fowl
- Food safety
- Animal care
- Animal health and traceability
- Food labelling
These complex issues affect our industry’s ability to be competitive, and require flexibility and responsiveness to tackle them head on.