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SC-SC Update for On-Farm Feed Mills

October 12, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada has approved a change to the On-Farm Feed Mill section of the Start Clean-Stay CleanTM program that will come into effect on January 10, 2019. The changes clarify what is required for on farm feed mills and allows auditors to review written documentation in lieu ofMore


Alternative Markets for On-farm Program Failures

October 12, 2018

In July, Egg Farmers of Canada announced the launch of the national Egg Quality Assurance (EQA) program. The EQA mark, which will start appearing on egg cartons in 2019, certifies to Canadians in a very visible way that our eggs are safe, healthy and produced according to strict food safetyMore


Board update – October 2018

October 12, 2018

The Board of Directors, along with the key staff members, met for their annual strategic planning session. It was a very engaging and productive time, with all participants openly sharing their thoughts and views. The session began with a discussion on how to build on the foundation of trust thatMore


Classified

October 12, 2018

Hurricane XTT floor scrubber – call Teddy for more information 403-752-4176 ext 713  


Nielsen Update

September 14, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to August 18, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.02 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 1.4% decrease from the previous 4-week period (ending July 21st), and a 5.1% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore


Pullets for Sale

September 14, 2018

250 Lohmann LSL and 250 Lohmann Brown pullets available. 19 week date Oct. 22, 2018. Call Susan Schafers at 780-722-3238 for more information.


CEIRA Announces Avian InfIuenza Coverage

September 14, 2018

CEIRA Announces Avian InfIuenza Coverage CEIRA is pleased to announce Avian Influenza (AI) coverage beyond compensation from the Federal Government’s Health of Animals Act. The Health of Animals Act only provides compensation for the value of birds up to the age birds are removed. CEIRA’s coverage was developed to addressMore


Changes to SC-SC Program effective January 10, 2019

September 14, 2018

Egg Farmers of Canada is currently reviewing the SC-SC on farm food safety program and as a result, is making the following changes effective January 10, 2019. Element Change & Reason Sanitary outer clothing and a change of boots are required before anyone enters the restricted area of the productionMore


Farm Program Updates

September 14, 2018

Update to Salmonella Sampling Protocols Egg Farmers of Alberta is amending our Salmonella sampling protocols, removing the requirement to test all flocks on farm when one flock needs to be tested. When more than one flock is housed in a single production facility, all flocks within the facility will continueMore


New Construction for Sparks Eggs!

September 14, 2018

Construction has started on Sparks Eggs’ new grading station in Calgary. Sparks is excited to report that progress is being made rapidly, and they look forward to a 2019 opening. Since 1969, Sparks have sold eggs in Alberta. The new grading station is an indication of how progressive the eggMore