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Canada invests in egg quality assurance system

Staff writer |
Canada's agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of mor than $100,000 to Egg Farmers of Canada to integrate its existing assurance systems into a single system that will be known as the National Quality Code for eggs.

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The National Quality Code program will provide egg producers and graders with an all-in-one certification program that addresses food safety, traceability and animal care. Once implemented, the code could enhance the competitiveness of the poultry sector by strengthening its capacity to make credible and verifiable claims.

This investment is being made through the Assurance Systems stream of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC's) AgriMarketing Program, a five-year, up to $341-million initiative under Growing Forward 2. This project builds on funding previously provided to Egg Farmers of Canada through AAFC's Canadian Integrated Food Safety Initiative to develop the Canadian Egg Industry Traceability System.

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