Poultry Sustainability Value Chain Roundtable

The Canadian poultry industry includes the production of chicken, turkey, table and processed eggs, and broiler hatching eggs. The poultry value chain includes inputs (feed, animal health products, equipment), primary processing, further processing, egg grading and processing, hatcheries, and distribution (food service and retail).

The objective of this roundtable is to provide a forum for collaborative action by industry and government. The main areas of focus will be:

  • public trust
  • food safety
  • antimicrobial use and resistance
  • animal care
  • research and innovation
  • consumer preferences

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at aafc.roundtable-tableronde.aac@canada.ca

Working groups

The following working groups address challenges in the sector and develop action plans in strategic areas:

  • Common Approach to Public Trust
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use (AMR-AMU)
  • Global Scan
  • Research Coordination

Upcoming meeting

The next Roundtable meeting will take place in 2020.

Meeting summary



  • Roger Pelissero – Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Marco Valicenti – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


  • Michael Laliberté – Chicken Farmers of Canada
  • Andrew Telfer – Retail Council of Canada
  • Phil Boyd – Turkey Farmers of Canada
  • David Lefebvre – Restaurants Canada
  • Peter Vale – Restaurants Canada
  • Neil Newlands – Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Tim Lambert – Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Jackie Wepruk – National Farm Animal Care Council
  • Bruce Roberts – Canadian Poultry Research Council
  • Robin Horel – Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council
  • Craig Evans – Granny's Poultry Cooperative
  • Geneviève Arsenault – Exceldor
  • Marta Haley – Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada
  • Ian McFall – Burnbrae Farms
  • Gerry Kennie – Canadian Hatchery Federation
  • Melissa Dumont – Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
  • Brian Bilkes – Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
  • Drew Black – Canadian Hatching Egg Producers

Federal government

  • Luc Marchand – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Moussa Sory Diarra – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Martin Appelt – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Debbie Barr – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Steven Sternthal – Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Bill Edwardson – Farm Products Council of Canada
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