CFC CPEPC Statement Animal Care

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About CPEPC

CPEPC is the industry association representing processors, packagers and distributors of chicken and turkey meat, graders and further processors of eggs, and hatcheries in Canada (see Sector Profiles).

Representing some of the largest agri-food corporations in Canada, our association has the voluntary membership of companies that process and market over 90% of Canada's chicken, turkey, eggs and hatching eggs.

CPEPC's mission is to foster a climate of continuous improvement within the Canadian feather industry recognizing the need for increasing competitiveness.

Goals:

  • Proactively address the common goal of business sustainability and prosperity in a mutually respectful partnership with other industry stakeholders.
  • Proactively address issues constraining competitiveness, sustainability and profitable growth to achieve significant and measurable improvements.
  • Ensure that government policies are consistent with fostering a sustainable and competitive Canadian feather industry
  • Relationships with Producer Agencies: manage and improve the ongoing relationship with the National Feather Agencies so that CPEPC and its members have an equitable role in the system along with producers which will ensure an operating environment that allows for a reasonable level of profitability to our respective sectors.
  • CPEPC Resources: boost the role of the CPEPC as a source of expertise and influence through the optimizing use of staff and building lobbying capacity.
  • FoodSafety, Animal Health and Animal Welfare: ensure a high state of readiness to develop contingency responses for current and emerging food safety, animal health and animal welfare incidents by proactively working with regulators, producer agencies, customers and consumers.

Meetings

  • February 2018

    Sector Member Meetings
    Week of February 12, 2018
    Westin Ottawa

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  • Convention 2018

    Hotel Bonaventure Montréal
    June 3-5, 2018

  • October 2018

    Sector Member Meetings

    Calgary


Past News Release

Chicken processors support Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Animal Care Program

Ottawa, June 1, 2017 — The Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) joins with Retail Council of Canada in supporting the Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program which is based on the National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for Poultry.

Canadian chicken processors uphold very high levels of animal welfare and will continue to do so because it is a critical priority for the industry and because we care. CPEPC chicken processors only purchase chickens from Canadian farmers certified by the Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC), which represent a single, national high standard of care under the CFC Animal Care Program. CFC’s Animal Care Program is based on the Codes of Practice produced through the very robust National Farm Animal Care Council process. This process is science based and includes input from farmers, veterinarians, animal welfare groups, government, researchers, customers and processors. The CFC program is mandatory, audited by a third party and regularly revised to reflect best practices.

CPEPC commends the Retail Council and its recent statement of support for this Canadian approach to animal care in the chicken industry, and congratulates CFC on completion of their inaugural comprehensive third party audit by NSF International, an internationally recognized and respected independent certification organization.

The Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) is the national trade organization representing the interests of more than 170 Canadian poultry processing, egg grading and processing and hatchery establishments. Representing some of the largest agri-food corporations in Canada, our member companies process over 90% of Canada's chicken, turkey; eggs and hatching eggs. This economic activity generates over $6 billion in retail sales. To accomplish this, our members have invested over $2 billion in plant and equipment, and directly employ more than 21,000 Canadian workers.

For more information, please contact:
Robin Horel, President & CEO
(613) 724-6605
robinhorel@cpepc.ca