Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Earls Says Canadian Beef Back on Menu after Outcry on U.S. Sourcing

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Earls Says Canadian Beef Back on Menu after Outcry on U.S. Sourcing

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Earls says Canadian beef back after outcry

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CALGARY - Earls restaurant chain says Canadian beef is back in all of its Alberta and Saskatchewan outlets after an outcry from consumers.

The Vancouver-based company said Wednesday that it has supplier deals with Canadian ranchers who raise cattle without antibiotics, steroids, or added hormones and who are regularly audited for animal welfare.

In April, Earls announced it would be sourcing all of its beef from a U.S. supplier that had a Certified Humane designation because there wasn't a supplier in Canada who could provide that.

The chain said it made the switch after surveying customers and staff and finding a majority favoured "humane" beef.

But the move prompted online threats to boycott the chain and had the company quickly backtracking. …

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