By Kevin Bernard
Agriculture Canada researchers will study safety of ready to eat products.
Ready-to-eat meat products will be studied.
Agriculture Canada says a team of researchers will look at how different fermentation and dry curing processes affect different types of E. coli.
They will also study how to reduce harmful bacteria in some traditionally made sausage that are dried and fermented instead of cooked.
The researchers also plan to look at how reducing salt in these types of meats affects the taste of products and shelf life.
Almost half the U-S corn crop has been harvested.
But the U-S Department of Agriculture says the 46 per cent harvested is still 19 points behind the 5 year average for this time of the year.
The latest report says 70 per cent of the U-S soybean crop has been harvested -- that's six points behind the average.
American farmers have 84 per cent of their winter wheat planted -- that's about average.
The U-S-D-A is also out with its first condition rating on that crop for this growing season -- and 59 per cent is good to excellent.
The Canadian Wheat Board has said No to overtures by Farmers of North America to acquire the Crown-owned agency.
F-N-A and Agracity Crop and Nutrition say they have learned that their bid has been rejected.
Despite the decision, the F-N-A says the plan to establish Genesis Grain and Fertilizer Limited is still going ahead.
President James Mann says they will also continue to meet with farmers about their interest in the wheat board.
Under federal law, the wheat board must be privatized by July 2017.