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CRSB update on Covid-19

By CRSB on 2020-04-09

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, and physical distancing measures in place across the country, we wanted to provide you with an update on what the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable...

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CRSB Semi-Annual shifts to online event

By CRSB on 2020-03-17

CRSB's Semi-Annual Meeting, originally planned as an event in Calgary, AB., will be going ahead on March 31 & April 1 in a webinar format to keep everyone safe and healthy, and to help prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

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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.

CRSB 2019 Annual General Meeting a success

By CRSB on 2019-09-30

The CRSB held its Annual General Meeting and convention last week in beautiful Montreal Quebec. Once again, we had record attendance, with over 95 attendees and a sold-out industry tour.  Thank you to everyone who made the time to join the event and engage with us and each other on beef sustainability in Canada.

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CRSB elects 2019-2020 Council

By CRSB on 2019-09-19

CRSB is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Council elected during its Annual General Meeting on September 19 in Montreal QC. Anne Wasko continues as Council Chair, and we welcome new Council members Jeff Balchin - Centennial Foodservice and Jennifer Lambert - Loblaw Companies Limited.

We would like to thank all those who served with their time and commitment in 2018-2019.