Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Controversy Over Tenderized Beef

By Kevin Bernard

Canadian Cattlemen's Association says mechanically tenderized beef is safe, as long as it is cooked properly.

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The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is defending the sale of mechanically tenderized beef.

Director of Technical Services Mark Klassen says the beef is safe -- as long as it is cooked properly.

But the Consumers' Association of Canada says the cooking requirements that will be listed on mechanically tenderized steaks next month are too complicated.

President Bruce Cran doubts the average Canadian will measure the temperature of the meat.

He says the tenderization process is dangerous and should be banned.


The Bruce County Holstein Club is holding its twilight meeting this week.

It will take place Wednesday at the Ripley area farm of Jim Farrell and his family.

Farmers can get an opportunity to see the Farhope herd before they are sold by auction in September.


And this is not the news Prairie farmers were hoping to hear.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says they can apply for flood recovery aid under existing insurance programs -- but the federal government will not offer any special help.

Some estimate the flood damage in the Prairies will cost producers one billion dollars in lost revenue.


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