By Staff The Canadian Press
Posted April 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Updated April 28, 2020 4:56 pm
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2:03Coronavirus: What closures and restrictions on Canada’s 2 largest meat packing plants means for the cattle industry
Coronavirus: What closures and restrictions on Canada’s 2 largest meat packing plants means for the cattle industry
The restaurant chain, which prides itself on using only Canadian beef, says in a statement that its change in policy is due to limited processing capacity at Canadian suppliers, such as a Cargill Inc. plant near High River, Alta.
Cargill has shuttered operations temporarily after a worker died from the COVID-19 coronavirus and hundreds of other employees tested positive.
McDonald’s says in a statement it will start sourcing beef from its pre-approved suppliers and facilities outside of Canada effective immediately.
1:48Ranchers feel the pain of low cattle prices while consumers told not to expect deals on beef during COVID-19 pandemic