Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) was pleased to announce this year’s VFO Board of Director’s Award winner at its recent virtual Annual General Meeting held March 9, 2022.
The VFO Board of Director’s Award recognizes the contributions that many make to help the VFO Board achieve their goals. This year, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Ernie Hardeman was recognized for his involvement in the veal cattle industry.
“MPP Hardeman has worked to protect farmers, farm families and their businesses with the passing of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020 and with his ongoing support of Ontario agriculture and in particular, veal farmers,” says Pascal Bouilly, VFO Chair.
MPP Hardeman has been an advocate for Ontario farms over the years as an MPP, Minister of Agriculture, and Opposition Agriculture Critic. He was responsible for introducing Bill 156, which resulted in the passing of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020. This important legislation protects Ontario’s food supply chain, from farm to table, without infringing on the right to peacefully protest.
“I want to thank Veal Farmers for this honour. Farmers and their families should feel safe in their own homes and I am happy that through this legislation we have been able to increase their peace of mind,” says MPP Hardeman.
“We thank MPP Hardeman for his dedication and commitment to the Ontario veal sector, he is truly deserving of this recognition,” says Bouilly.
Find the news release here.
VFO STATEMENT: VFO applauds Health Canada’s decision to remove Front-of-Package labelling on ground meat
Jun 30, 2022
Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) supports Health Canada’s decision to exempt ground veal, and all ground meats, from the “high in” saturated fat Front-of-Package (FOP) labelling requirements. The new FOP labelling requirements which exempt ground meat will be published in the Canada Gazette Part II on July 6, 2022. This decision aligns ground meat with […]Read News
Mettawas Station Italian Mediterranean Grill named winner of Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich 2022 by Veal Farmers of Ontario
Jun 20, 2022
Social media was ablaze for weeks with people’s picks for their favourite veal sandwich and now, after some intensive veal sandwich eating and a tournament that narrowed down eight restaurants to the top two, Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) is excited to announce that on Saturday, June 18, a new winner was crowned. After an […]Read News
VFO STATEMENT: Take action and join the dontlabelmybeef.ca campaign opposing warning labels on ground meat
Jun 14, 2022
CVA joins others requesting an exemption for ground veal, beef As part of their Healthy Eating Strategy, Health Canada is proposing an unwarranted ‘high saturated fat’ label for ground veal, beef, pork, and lamb sold in retail. Front-of-Package (FOP) warning labels for single-ingredient foods contradict the principles of healthy eating and only serve to confuse […]Read News
VFO STATEMENT: VFO congratulates Premier Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on their election victory
Jun 09, 2022
Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) is pleased to congratulate Premier Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario on their election victory as well as all newly elected and re-elected Members of Provincial Parliament. “We are looking forward to working with our government colleagues to continue building upon the Risk Management Program that will support […]Read News