Why in the world do chicken farmers need a blog? Good question – and one we asked ourselves before we even set foot into social media. The answer is that Canadians want to know about their food – from what goes into it to how it reaches their plates. That’s what we’re trying to do here.
At Chicken Farmers of Canada, our job is to ensure that our farmers produce enough chicken to meet the needs of Canadians and that it’s done with the utmost concern for food safety and animal care.
Over the years, we have received a lot of questions about chicken ranging from food safety to cooking techniques. With this blog, we hope to address these questions and to help Canadians better understand their food.
Here’s a brief introduction of who we are:
Chicken Farmers of Canada is a national, farmer-run organization that was established in 1978 under the Farm Products Agencies Act. At that time it was called the Canadian Chicken Marketing Agency, but to better reflect its membership and the mission of the organization, the name was changed to Chicken Farmers of Canada in 1998.
CFC operates under a system known as “supply management,” which is a way of ensuring that Canadian chicken can be raised with strict standards without the need for government subsidies.
We follow and enforce strict regulations to ensure the proper health of our chickens and we’re committed to upholding the standards of quality control to ensure you receive the same chicken each time you buy it. Providing quality chicken for Canadians is at the heart of everything we do.
We want to hear from you, to answer your questions, to listen to your feedback and to hear your stories. We encourage you to leave comments on the blog or to contact us directly. Thank you for reading.