Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Another Pig Farm with PED

By Manny Paiva

A pig farm in Simcoe County is the 5th in Ontario with deadly P-E-D virus.


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A pig from a farm in Simcoe County has tested positive for a deadly pig virus.

The agriculture ministry says it's the fifth confirmed case of P-E-D in Ontario since the outbreak began two weeks ago.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said last week that it would issue permits allowing veterinarians to import a vaccine for P-E-D as a precautionary measure.

Officials stress the pig virus poses no risk to human health or food safety.

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Wellington Agribusiness Investments is working on a sulphite free preservative for fresh cut potatoes.


The Guelph based company is using a natural corn protein extract in it's product, called Potato Saver.

Its tests suggest the product is effective at preventing browning in whole, peeled potatoes for 12 to 15 days, when the potatoes are kept refrigerated in a vacuum bag.

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A strange story in Saskatoon -- where the owner of a British food store says he has until April 10th to decide what to do with products that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says he cannot sell.

Tony Badger says he's been importing the exact same products since 1997 -- but he says the C-F-I-A sent a letter stating his current stock must be disposed of, or exported, out of Canada.

Badger's meat products included soups, gravies and drink additives like Bovril, OXO cubes and canned sausages.

He says he used a customs broker, kept documents, passed several C-F-I-A inspections and never ran into an issue before.

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And California has decided a million acres will not be getting water from the state's vast reservoir system.

It's because of the drought problems in the state.

California's water shortage has been building during three years of below-normal rain and snow.

 

 

 

 


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