News from the beef sustainability world

FCC Sustainability Incentive Program now open for 2024 program year

FCC Sustainability Incentive Program now open for 2024 program year

The CRSB Certified program was the first to partner with FCC (2022), and we are pleased they are offering the incentive program for another year, and expanding with new partners!

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) customers who are CRSB Certified are eligible to apply for the 2024 FCC Sustainability Incentive Program. 

Metro Ontario expands its beef sustainability sourcing across Platinum Grill beef brand

Metro Ontario expands its beef sustainability sourcing across Platinum Grill beef brand

Metro Ontario is pleased to announce that it has achieved its 2022 sourcing commitment to buy three million pounds of beef from Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Certified farms and ranches by 2026, ahead of schedule. 

From now on, the CRSB Certified Mass Balance mark will be displayed on all beef products across Metro Ontario’s Platinum Grill Angus Canadian AAA Beef Program, available in all 131 Metro stores in Ontario.

CRSB releases comprehensive update to its Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

CRSB releases comprehensive update to its Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

Following the first scheduled five-year review, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is pleased to release a fulsome update of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework.

Key improvements and updates include a thorough review of each indicator in beef production and processing standards, strengthening the Assurance Protocols, updates to the Chain of Custody Requirements and Communications, Claims and Labelling Manual and more.

FCC Sustainability Incentive deadline December 31

FCC Sustainability Incentive deadline December 31

FCC’s Sustainability Incentive Program rewards eligible FCC customers who are CRSB Certified.

Incentive payments are calculated as a portion of your lending with FCC, to a maximum payment of $2,000 in one year. 

Live Cattle Chain of Custody Exception Policy for the CRSB Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

Live Cattle Chain of Custody Exception Policy for the CRSB Certified Sustainable Beef Framework

Notice of Exception - Certified Sustainable Beef Framework Canada has implemented a temporary exception to its Chain of Custody (CoC) Requirements for live cattle in advance of the full publication of the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework (the ‘Framework’) updates stemming from its extensive five-year review.

This exception will remain in effect until October 31, 2023, or until withdrawn by the CRSB, at its discretion.