Friday, August 12, 2016

The president of Earls is apologizing to Canadian beef ranchers

Mo Jessa says the company now knows that it deeply offended the Canadian cattle industry in April when it announced it would buy all of its beef from an American supplier that had a “Certified Humane” designation. The move prompted outrage and threats of a boycott. He says the company won’t make the same mistake again, a declaration met with applause from hundreds of beef industry conference delegates gathered in south Calgary. The restaurant chain reversed its decision and in June signed supplier deals with Canadian ranchers who raise cattle without antibiotics, steroids or added hormones and who are regularly audited for animal welfare...more

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