CRSB Certified logo for beef sustainability now available for the Canadian marketplace

  From the October 1, 2018 issue of Agri-News
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 The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has released its Certification Marks and Communications, Claims and Labelling Guide for use in the Canadian marketplace. As a global leader in beef sustainability certification, CRSB’s Marks and accompanying Claims provide consumers with assurances that companies are sourcing at least 30 per cent of their beef from Canadian farms and ranches certified against CRSB sustainability standards. The standards and assurance system were first released in December 2017, and recognize sustainable practices across all five principles of sustainability: natural resources, animal health & welfare, people and community, food, and efficiency & innovation.

“Our research indicates that consumers want more information about how their beef is produced,” stated Cherie Copithorne-Barnes, Chair of the CRSB and rancher from west of Calgary. “The goal of the CRSB Marks is to provide retail and food service companies with a credible and transparent assurance tool to communicate with consumers about their commitment to sustainable sourcing, and a purchasing choice for consumers seeking assurances of responsible practices.”

Beef producers and processors can seek certification to their respective standard; beef sourced through Certified Operations qualifies for use of the Marks providing that sourcing requirements are met. Claims and logos were developed through collaborative stakeholder consultation and consumer research, and aim to support communication about beef sustainability in Canada.

Andrea White
CRSB Community Engagement Manager

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This information published to the web on September 17, 2018.