Cranbrook Hosting Public Meeting on Meat Production and Inspection Rules Wednesday

Members of the public are invited to give their thoughts this morning and afternoon.

The BC Government is reviewing the standards, rules, and regulations for how meat production and inspections should be carried out.

This includes details like:

  • Livestock production
  • Processing of BC animals
  • Slaughter capacity, especially for rural and remote communities
  • Access to BC meat for consumers, retailers, restaurants, and institutional buyers
  • Access to specialized types of slaughter to meet cultural demands
  • Standards for food safety and the humane treatment of animals

The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish, and Food hopes to learn more about these topics when they stop by Cranbrook on Wednesday, June 13.

The meeting will run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm MST at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.

Speakers are asked to register in advance, but if there is time, un-registered speakers will be allowed to voice their opinions.

Anyone who is unable to attend can still give feedback by completing the online survey or making a written, audio, or video submissions by the end of Friday, June 15. More information on that is available here.

- David Opinko / with files from Province of BC


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