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Calgary Co-op Selling Fresh Open Pen Raised Pork

17 September 2013

CANADA - Calgary shoppers have a new choice when it comes to purchasing pork. Calgary Co-op is now selling Co-op Perfect Pork – fresh open pen raised Alberta pork.

This new offering from Calgary Co-op is in direct response to a recent resolution passed at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March. Members voted in favour of a resolution for Calgary Co-op to phase out the sale of eggs and pork sourced from intensive confinement cages within the next five years and work with suppliers to find alternatives not sourced from these types of production practices.

“One of the unique advantages of belonging to a co-operative is the fact that our members can attend our AGM and vote on the issues that are important to them,” says Deane Collinson, Chief Executive Officer.

“When this resolution was passed, it became obvious that this issue is top of mind for many of our members. Their vote indicated they want a choice of products.”

Calgary Co-op already offers a variety of eggs including free range, free run, organic and comfort coop, but this is the first open pen raised pork to be included as a regular listing at all Calgary Co-op food centres.

“Co-op Perfect Pork is the option our members have been seeking: open pen raised Alberta Pork that’s 100 per cent vegetable grain fed with no hormones,” says Meat Operations Director Trevor Moore.

“Our pork is selected for its unique colour and marbling. Paired with our unique 14 day aging process, Co-op Perfect Pork is extra tender and juicy for a meal your whole family can enjoy.”

Co-op Perfect Pork is now available at the Calgary Co-op Crowfoot Centre and will be exclusively available at all Calgary Co-op food centres, including those located in Airdrie, High River, and Strathmore by mid-November.

ThePigSite News Desk

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