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Chop Steakhouse & Bar expands its commitment to beef sustainability

By CRSB on 2021-06-10

Today, Chop Steakhouse & Bar expands its commitment to beef sustainability, becoming the first full-service restaurant chain to offer steaks featuring certification that recognizes sustainable beef practices. As the first full-service restaurant in Canada with a beef sustainability claim on a menu with the Chop Burger (March 2020), Chop continues its leadership role, extending its beef sustainability sourcing pledge across all beef menu items.

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Canadian Beef Industry expands ambitious long-term goals

By CRSB on 2021-04-21

The Canadian beef industry plays a vital role in being part of the solution for climate change. Building upon five-year goals that were outlined in the 2020-2024 National Beef Strategy, the industry has now identified a suite of ambitious ten-year goals that provide clear messaging about the process to continually improve how cattle are raised and enhance the natural environments under the care of beef farmers and ranchers. 

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125,000-acre initiative aims to conserve Canadian prairies through collaboration with ranchers

By CRSB on 2021-03-25

Winnipeg, Man. – Beef farmers and ranchers play an important role in providing quality food, but few people know they also play an essential role in protecting Canada’s land, water and wildlife. With the urgency of unprecedented environmental challenges, like climate change, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has teamed up with McDonald’s Canada and Cargill to support rancher-led work through a $5-million CAD Forage Program. The program will work to return 125,000 acres (50,585 hectares) of cropland to grass and pasture by 2025.

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Loblaw becomes first Canadian retailer to purchase beef from CRSB Certified Sustainable Farms and Ranches

By CRSB on 2020-12-18

Today, Loblaw Companies Limited announced its purchase of one million pounds of beef from CRSB Certified farms and ranches. As the first Canadian retailer to do so, Loblaw is reaffirming its commitment to sustainable sourcing and the Canadian beef industry.

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CRSB approves Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program as Certification Body for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

By CRSB on 2020-12-14

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program has successfully completed an assessment by the CRSB’s Oversight Body, NSF International, and has been approved as a Certification Body for the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework’s Sustainable Beef Production Standard for beef feedlot operations in Ontario.

 

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Cargill's Guelph beef processing facility now sourcing beef from CRSB Certified farms and ranches

By CRSB on 2020-12-08

Expansion of Cargill’s implementation of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is now a reality. In addition to its CRSB sustainability certification, the Guelph beef processing facility has also completed a successful audit to the CRSB’s Chain of Custody requirements. With this additional building block in place, Cargill is now poised to actively source beef from CRSB Certified Sustainable beef operations across Canada for both its High River and Guelph facilities. 

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Gordon Food Service Canada commits to beef sustainability

By CRSB on 2020-11-26

Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd. is very proud to announce that we have incorporated sustainable sourcing for our Gordon Choice boxed beef program, the first to do so in Canada. This means that we support sustainable beef practices in Canada through sourcing a minimum of 30% of the beef for the Gordon Choice line of beef products from CRSB Certified Sustainable farms and ranches across Canada. We invite our customers to join us in our beef sustainability journey, show how you value improvements being made, and help recognize the leadership of Canadian beef to consumers across Canada.

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CRSB holds first virtual Annual General Meeting

By CRSB on 2020-09-17

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) held its first virtual Annual General Meeting yesterday, with record attendance. The meeting was an opportunity to share the progress and diverse accomplishments that CRSB has made over the past year in advancing beef sustainability in Canada. This included participation in the development of ambitious and measurable Canadian beef industry goals addressing greenhouse gases and carbon sequestration; animal health and care, and land use and biodiversity, further demonstrating Canada’s leadership role in environmental, social and economic sustainability. The event also featured a panel discussion on initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to advance sustainability around the world.

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Canadian beef industry is setting ambitious long-term goals

By CRSB on 2020-09-16

The Canadian Beef industry is demonstrating its commitment to ensuring the health and viability of both the land and animals under the care of farmers and ranchers. Building upon five-year goals that were outlined in the 2020-2024 National Beef Strategy, the industry has now identified a suite of ambitious ten-year goals that will provide positive and clear messaging about the desire to continually improve practices, reduce carbon footprint and enhance natural environments.

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McDonald's Canada Will Return to Sourcing 100 Per Cent Canadian Beef in September

By CRSB on 2020-08-13

McDonald's Canada will return to sourcing 100 per cent Canadian beef in September 2020, ending the temporary sourcing adjustments announced in late April due to industry constraints. Since that time, McDonald’s Canada has been sourcing as much Canadian beef as possible, maintaining over 80 per cent of supply from Canadian sources on average and supplementing with imported beef from pre-approved McDonald’s suppliers.

McDonald's Canada is also continuing its beef sustainability journey by offering Quarter Pounder® patties, from which a portion of the beef (minimum 30 per cent), will be sourced from CRSB certified sustainable Canadian farms and ranches by September 2020.

 

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Chop Steakhouse & Bar is awarded use of CRSB Certified Mark for Sustainability

By CRSB on 2020-03-04

Canada’s leaders in steak excellence, Chop Steakhouse & Bar, has officially been granted the CRSB Certified (Mass Balance) Mark for one of the restaurant’s favourite menu items, The Chop Burger. Displaying the CRSB Certified Mark with the burger sees Chop become the first full-service restaurant in Canada to have a CRSB sourcing claim on their menu, demonstrating the company’s support of sustainable beef production in Canada. This is a first step for Chop, and is part of the restaurant’s broader push for sustainable sourcing on all of its meat and fish dishes. 

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JBS Canada certification confirms sustainability achievements

By CRSB on 2020-02-12

JBS Canada has achieved another milestone in its on-going commitment to sustainable food production.  The beef processing facility in Brooks, AB is now a Certified Sustainable Beef Processor, after successfully completing a third-party audit according to the Sustainable Beef Processing Standard as set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).

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NEWS RELEASE: Interim Report on National Beef Sustainability Strategy

By CRSB on 2020-02-06

February 6, 2020, Calgary AB. – Today, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) released a report outlining progress against its 2016 National Beef Sustainability Strategy, with 86% of the environmental, 75% of the social and 83% of the economic action items completed or in progress.

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CRSB releases 2019 Annual Report

By CRSB on 2019-12-05

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has released its annual report, highlighting key achievements over the past year. Launched in 2018, the CRSB developed the first outcome-based certification program for beef sustainability in the world and uptake is steadily increasing. “We are excited to see such strong growth in the certification program over the past year, with a 45% increase in the volume of beef that has been sold through the program, and a 16% increase in certified farms and ranches over the past six months,” says Anne Wasko, Chair of the CRSB and a rancher from Eastend, Saskatchewan. “It shows that there is demand for the program and we hope Canadians are proud of the leadership role we are taking—working together and committing to transparency and continual improvement.”

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Centennial Foodservice Ltd. now certified to provide customers with beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches

By CRSB on 2019-10-08

October 8, 2019, CALGARY, AB. - Centennial Foodservice Ltd. is very proud to announce that we have completed the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Chain of Custody audit requirements and are now certified to provide beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches to the foodservice sector in Western Canada and the Greater Toronto area.

“With Centennial’s focus on quality and innovation it was an easy strategic decision to apply and complete the Chain of Custody audit requirements and establish internal processes to ensure we as a company, can remain true to the integrity of CRSB’s beef sustainability certification program in Canada. We look forward to working with Cargill, a certified sustainable packer, in supplying those “Customers” with quality beef raised by ranchers committed to sustainability,” stated Darren Pike, Centennial’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

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NEWS RELEASE: National Beef Strategy releases 2020-2024 update

By CRSB on 2019-10-01

The Canadian Beef Advisors are pleased to release the 2020-24 National Beef Strategy. The strategy is designed to take advantage of the opportunities facing the industry while simultaneously addressing the challenges. The development of the 2020-24 National Strategy has been a dynamic collaborative process engaging all industry sectors and national and provincial organizations. The Canadian Beef Advisors and provincial cattle associations believe a united industry is a stronger industry, and that a stronger industry benefits all those working in it today and into the future.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada CEO Karla Guyn to speak at Canadian Beef Industry Conference

By CRSB on 2019-07-16

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is pleased to have Dr.

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Federal Agricultural Minister announces funding for Canadian Beef industry at Calgary Stampede

By CRSB on 2019-07-10

Calgary AB - Today at the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of $8.

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CRSB hires Sustainability Intern

By CRSB on 2019-06-01

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is pleased to announce Julia Buckingham has joined its team on a part-time basis in the role of Sustainability Intern...

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CRSB recognized with Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award

By CRSB on 2019-03-21

The founding Council and membership of the CRSB was honoured to receive the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA)’s Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award (BIISA). 

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CRSB Announces new Executive Director

By CRSB on 2018-12-04

We are pleased to announce that Monica Hadarits will be assuming the role of Executive Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) effective December 1st.

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CRSB Elects 2018-19 Council

By CRSB on 2018-09-24

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is pleased to announce the 2018-19 CRSB Council elected at its Annual General Meeting on Sept. 20 in Calgary AB.

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CRSB Certified logo for beef sustainability now available for the Canadian marketplace

By Andrea White and CRSB on 2018-09-20

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has released its Certification Marks and Communications, Claims and Labelling Guidefor use in the Canadian marketplace. As a global leader in beef sustainability certification, CRSB’s Marks and accompanying Claims provide consumers with assurances that companies are sourcing at least 30% of their beef from Canadian farms and ranches certified against CRSB sustainability standards.  The standards and assurance system were first released in December 2017, and recognize sustainable practices across all five principles of sustainability: natural resources, animal health & welfare, people and community, food, and efficiency & innovation.

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CRSB Launches Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

By Andrea White on 2017-12-07

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) launched the much-anticipated Certified Sustainable Beef Framework today at their 2017 Annual Meeting. 

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Final Public Consultation

By Andrea White on 2017-10-05

As part of a Verified Sustainable Beef Framework the CRSB is developing, a series of sustainability indicators reflect what will be measured to evaluate sustainable practices across the beef value chain. A 30-day public consultation was launched today, and runs from October 5 to November 4, 2017.

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60-day Public Consultation

By Andrea White on 2017-06-29

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has launched a 60-day public consultation to solicit feedback on its sustainability indicators for beef processing to ensure sustainability challenges and opportunities for this sector are addressed.

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Final Public Consultation

By Andrea White on 2017-02-28

The CRSB is seeking the public’s final comments on an updated draft of the indicators for beef operations, which have been updated based on feedback from the first draft in 2016. This consultation will be the final opportunity for public comment.