NFACC Information Updates

NFACC Information Updates provide current and concise summaries of domestic and international activities related to farm animal care and welfare. The reader is provided with sources for further information if they wish to explore a topic in more depth. Information Updates are also used to provide NFACC members with summaries of conferences and events, highlighting key messages.

2017

  • March
    • NFACC welcomes new Associate Member – White Spot Restaurants
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
    • New whiteboard video on NFACC released
    • Upcoming events
  • January
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update - pick your public comment period!
    • Priority welfare topic areas for a transportation Scientific Committee report
    • Draft Standards for Optimizing Animal Welfare Outcomes during Slaughter without Stunning available for public comment
    • Upcoming events

2016

  • December
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
    • Survey on priority welfare topic areas for a transportation Scientific Committee report
    • Draft Standards for Optimizing Animal Welfare Outcomes during Slaughter without Stunning available for public comment
    • Upcoming events
  • October
    • NFACC welcomes new associate member – Farm Credit Canada   
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update   
    • Upcoming events
  • August
    • NFACC welcomes new associate member – Aramark Canada Ltd   
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
    • NFACC is the subject of Access to Information requests
    • Proposal submitted for phase one of transportation Code of Practice update
    • Registration for One Welfare conference now open
    • Call for abstracts: Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Animal Welfare Conference
    • Upcoming events
  • May
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update  
    • Project Achievements Report (2015-2016) released  
    • NFACC welcomes new associate member – Cargill (Canada)  
    • New whiteboard videos released on the Code development process
    • Upcoming events

2015

  • November
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update 
    • NFACC welcomes new associate member – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. 
    • Webinar featuring Dr. David Fraser available from NFACC’s YouTube channel 
    • “Providing market assurance through a national assurance system model” project partially approved
    • Introducing new NFACC team member
    • Upcoming events
  • September
    • NFACC welcomes new Associate member – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. 
    • Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
    • Register for NFACC’s upcoming Webinar featuring Dr. David Fraser
    • Call for submissions - CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference 2016
    • Saying goodbye to a special NFACC team member
    • Upcoming events
  • July
    • NFACC welcomes new Primary member – World Animal Protection Canada
    • NFACC welcomes new Associate member – Elanco Animal Health (Canada)
    • Agri Assurance project, Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
    • Dairy Code strengthens expectations of care for B.C. cows
    • Canadian Sheep Federation to integrate the National Sheep Biosecurity Standard and the sheep Code of Practice
  • May
    • NFACC welcomes new Associate members
    • Agri Assurance project, Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project update
      • Codes of practice update
      • achievements report now available
    • Loblaw’s 2014 CSR report released
    • Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT) Certification program funding announcement
  • February
    • NFACC welcomes Burnbrae Farms as Associate members
    • Update on Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership* project

2014

  • November
    • NFACC welcomes new Chair and pays tribute to past Chair
    • NFACC welcomes new Primary and Associate Members
    • Update on Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership project
  • August
    • Advancing Farm Animal Care through Market Relevant Codes
    • Update on new project: Market Relevant Codes and Communication Leadership
    • Call for Abstracts - 2015 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference 
  • March
    • Closing off a successful Advancing animal care and addressing market expectations Agri-Flexibility fund project
    • Update on project applications through Growing Forward II, AgriMarketing Program, Assurance Systems Stream
    • NFACC issues communiqué
    • Guide to the Public Comment Period for draft Codes of Practice

2013

  • November
    • “Achievements, Challenges and Future Directions” - National Farm Animal Care Conference a success
    • Codes of Practice update
    • Animal Care Assessment Framework update
  • May
    • Registration now open for the National Farm Animal Care Conference
    • Recently released reports
    • Codes of Practice update
    • Animal Care Assessment Model update

2012

  • December
    • NFACC Farm Animal Care Conference, October 9 & 10, 2013
    • Codes of Practice update
    • Animal Care Assessment Assessment Model update
    • Third OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare
  • September
    • Codes of Practice update
    • Pig Code Scientists’ Committee report released
    • NFACC welcomes new Associate Members - Sobeys and Tim Hortons
    • Code committee members receive awards - Dr. Camie Heleski and Dr. Carol Morgan
  • May
    • NFACC hosts retail and food service stakeholder consultative session
    • Code of Practice Update
    • Dairy Farmers of Canada initiates development of on-farm assessment program
    • NFACC welcomes Loblaw Companies Ltd. as an Associate Member
    • Empowering consumers and creating market opportunities for animal welfare - European Commission and EU Danish Presidency Conference
    • Who’s who in animal welfare - 1st FAO Global Multi-stakeholder Forum on Animal Welfare
    • Webinar – a retailers / foodservice perspective on animal welfare assurance webinar

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