News from the beef sustainability world

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.

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

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

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.

JBS Canada certification confirms sustainability achievements

JBS Canada certification confirms sustainability achievements

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).

CRSB releases 2019 Annual report

CRSB releases 2019 Annual report

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. The organization also launched an online sustainability projects inventory and, through its partnership with MultiSAR, Cows and Fish, beef producer associations and the Species at Risk on Agricultural Lands program, has worked with 17 ranches and implemented 32 habitat improvements covering 189,000 acres in the Grassland Natural Region of Alberta.

Students take sustainable beef practices to the bank

Students take sustainable beef practices to the bank

Lakeland students involved in the commercial beef unit were excited to receive a payment from the Cargill Sustainability Program after an animal they sold was processed through certified sustainable operations of the beef supply chain.
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. recognized as a Certified Sustainable Processing Operation

Atlantic Beef Products Inc. recognized as a Certified Sustainable Processing Operation

Russ Mallard, President of Atlantic Beef Products Inc., Albany, Prince Edward Island, and Anne Wasko, Chair of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, are very pleased to announce that Atlantic Beef Products Inc beef processing plant in Albany, PEI has been recognized as a Certified Sustainable Beef Processing Operation, after successfully passing an audit by Where Food Comes From Inc.

CRSB recognized with 2019 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award

CRSB recognized with 2019 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award

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).
The award was presented by Bob Lowe, Vice President of the CCA at a reception during their Annual
Meeting last night. Presented on behalf of the beef producers who operate Canada’s 60,000 beef operations, BIISA recognizes innovations that contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.