News from the beef sustainability world

Gordon Foodservice commits to beef sustainability

Gordon Foodservice commits to beef sustainability

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.

Notice of Extension: Temporary Exemption for Certification Bodies

Notice of Extension: Temporary Exemption for Certification Bodies

CRSB is extending its temporary exception for Certification Bodies due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This temporary exception allows for auditing to the Sustainable Beef Production Standard and Chain of Custody Requirements, to be conducted remotely, at the discretion of the Certification Body. 

McDonalds Canada now with sustainable sourcing in its Quarter Pounders

McDonalds Canada now with sustainable sourcing in its Quarter Pounders

Earlier this year, McDonald's Canada announced to the Canadian beef industry that it would be expanding its commitment to beef sustainability by implementing sustainable sourcing to its Quarter Pounder line of burgers. That promise has come to fruition with a full scale advertising and marketing campaign this week, including in-store marketing and burger packaging.

CRSB seeking a Technical Manager for CRSB Certified

CRSB seeking a Technical Manager for CRSB Certified

The CRSB is seeking to staff a Technical Manager to lead its Certification Framework. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Technical Manager works closely with CRSB membership and partner organizations.  Collaborating with multiple stakeholders, this position is responsible for planning, developing, maintaining and improving all technical elements of the Framework, including standards, requirements, policies, procedures, guidance and reporting for all product lines and supply chains.

 

McDonald's Canada to return to sourcing 100% Canadian Beef

McDonald's Canada to return to sourcing 100% Canadian Beef

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.

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.

Notice of Exception

Notice of Exception

After careful consideration, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has issued a temporary exception for all Certification Bodies.

This temporary exception allows for auditing to the Sustainable Beef Production Standard and Chain of Custody Requirements, to be conducted remotely, at the discretion of the Certification Body. For situations that do not allow for an on-site or remote audit to be completed, a six-month extension may be granted for operations requiring recertification. 

CRSB update on Covid19

CRSB update on Covid19

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 Beef is doing.

We are actively assessing our programs and initiatives, in particular the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework, as we do our part to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. We will share further information and developments in the coming weeks.