McDonald’s returns to 100% Canadian beef after COVID-19 supply chain issues

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McDonald’s of Canada has said it will revert to sourcing only Canadian beef in September after having to import beef temporarily due to COVID-19.The fast food chain said in late April that it would import beef from pre-approved suppliers and facilities outside the country due to the limited processing capacity of Canadian suppliers.

The news came after an outbreak forced the temporary closure of a Cargill processing plant near High River, Alta.








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McDonald’s says more than 80% of its beef supply continued to come from Canadian sources on average during this time.

McDonald’s Canada started using only Canadian beef in 2003.

It comes mainly from ranches and farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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