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Agriculture Report

Canadian Product Rules Unfair

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Chapman's co-owner upset with Product of Canada Rules.


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While Chapman's Ice Cream Co-owner Penny Chapman is pleased with the progress of their new factory in Markdale, she is not so pleased with new Product of Canada Labeling standards.

Chapman says because of the tough standards that demand 98 per cent of a product be sourced in Canada, that means she cant label the ice cream they make as a Product of Canada.

She says Ottawa went overboard with the rules.

What s even more upsetting is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was holding meetings of relaxing the regulations, and many food producers, including her company were never told about those meetings until they were over.

Chapman says they never got a chance to comment on proposed changes to the regulations.

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