A man in his 70s was honoured at the Calgary Food Summit last weekend by a group of Alberta food manufacturers and restaurants.
The honours came just days after an online petition was launched urging the government to lift the restrictions on the sale of Canadian made food.
It’s the latest in a series of attempts by the Canadian Association of Food Producers and Restaurants to end a ban on the sales of Canadian-made food.
The group says the ban is hurting Alberta and is seeking legislation that would allow it to resume sales.
Alberta’s Food Prods.
Minister Diane Finley says the move is about “our long-standing commitment to supporting food producers, and protecting the public from food waste.”
The group has been pushing for the ban to be lifted. “
And that’s exactly what we’ve done with the ban.”
The group has been pushing for the ban to be lifted.
It says the current restrictions are unfair to the Alberta food industry, and that the ban should be removed as soon as possible.
In its petition, the Alberta Food Prodders Association says the restrictions are “out of control.”
The petition says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is not doing enough to enforce the ban and that food producers are using loopholes to avoid reporting food waste.
It asks that the government remove the restrictions, which include the requirement for the Canadian food industry to report waste by July 30, 2018.
The Association says it’s time for Alberta to start allowing the sale and distribution of food products made in Canada, including Canadian-produced products like beer, cheese, pork, chicken, and poultry.
The petition also says the new ban on Alberta-produced food has caused more waste than it has prevented.