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Employment Standards

April 13, 2018

Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Regulation has been significantly updated with changes that came into effect on January 1, 2018. Changes and additions to existing laws cover areas like; leave eligibility, maternity/paternity leave, minimum wage, youth employment, overtime and holiday pay. The changes impact agriculture employers and employees in bothMore


SC-SC Program Changes Coming – Effective August 15, 2018

April 13, 2018

EFC has been conducting an in-depth review of the Start Clean – Stay CleanTM Layer Program.  During the review, recommendations have been brought forward to strengthen the food safety program and processes. The following changes to the SC-SCTM Layer program have been approved by EFC’s Board of Directors and willMore


10 Year Extension

April 13, 2018

406,116 birds were placed in the pool and 344,910 were requested allowing all requests for quota from the pool to be filled at 100%. Because of excess supply, producer payments for quota put into the pool have been pro-rated to $6.2782. These figures are subject to change with any furtherMore


Mass Depopulation Update

April 13, 2018

The EFA Board of Directors has established a committee to guide the direction for mass depopulation. The objective is to develop options to offer affordable, effective, humane mass depopulation that producers will embrace, which meet the national standards for animal care. The goal will then be to develop SOP templatesMore


A Refresher on Salmonella

March 9, 2018

Sampling the barn environment for Salmonella Enteritidis is a cornerstone of Canada’s Start Clean – Stay CleanTM on farm food safety program. From time to time it’s a good idea to take a moment and reflect on why we take Salmonella so seriously in the egg industry, and to thinkMore


EFA Producer Website Update

March 9, 2018

Last year, during our annual meeting with Colony elders, EFA was asked to assemble and distribute a list of safe websites that would be helpful to Egg Managers – you will find this list here (http://www.albertaeggproducers.com/userfiles/files/Website%20Safe%20List.pdf) and posted on the EFA Producer Website. This list has been reviewed by EFAMore


Producer of the Year Award

March 9, 2018

The Producer of the Year Award recognizes a registered egg producer in Alberta who has demonstrated exceptional standards and work over the past year in all aspects of their egg operation. EFA would like to congratulate the winner of the 2017 Producer of the Year award, Jerry Hofer from FairviewMore


Egg Ambassador Workshop Reminder

March 9, 2018

As a reminder to all egg farmers who would like to be involved in EFA’s 2018 Egg Ambassador program, there is still time to register for the upcoming workshops! If you are interested in being an Egg Ambassador in 2018, or even just want to learn more about the EggMore


Avian Infuenza Detected in Missouri

March 9, 2018

This week, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) issued notification of a presumptive low-pathogenic H7N1 avian influenza outbreak that has been detected on a commercial turkey farm in Missouri. The results came from routine testing and the birds had shown no signs of illness. This is the first detectionMore


Nielsen Update

March 9, 2018

The Nielsen retail sales data is available up to February 3, 2018, and indicates that in the latest 4-week period 3.18 million dozen eggs were sold in Alberta; a 9.6% decrease from the previous 4-week period (ending January 6th), and a 3.2% increase in sales compared to the same periodMore