EXPERTS REVIEW UNDERCOVER VIDEO AT A TURKEY PROCESSING PLANT


CCFI ReportA panel of farm animal care experts has examined undercover video from a British Columbia turkey plant. The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) created the Animal Care Review Panel program to engage recognized animal care specialists to examine hidden camera video investigations and provide expert perspectives for food retailers, the poultry industry and the media.

Animal care experts were asked to examine video contained in a report on the television news magazine W5 featuring video obtained by an undercover operative working for an animal advocacy group. The experts reviewed approximately 30 minutes of unedited video posted on the W5 website. The panelists reviewed the video independently. Their observations have been combined in this report. CCFI’s role is to facilitate the review process and release the panel’s findings.

Update: October 25, 2016 - CCFI releases Animal Care Review Panel Report (Experts review undercover video at a turkey processing plant)

For more information about the Animal Care Review Panel, the process or the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity contact:

Crystal Mackay, CEO, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
crystal@farmfoodcare.org
519.837.1326 x 223


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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.

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  • 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.
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