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Canada Pork International Promotion Targets Japan

by 5m Editor
1 March 2004, at 12:00am

CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 1457. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork.

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Farm-Scape, Episode 1457

Canada Pork International is gearing up its promotional efforts in Japan in the wake of that nation's introduction of mandatory country of origin labelling.

Canada Pork International has two promotional efforts planned. The first, an advertising campaign to boost the Japanese public's awareness of Canadian product, is just getting underway and the second, two educational seminars to update Japanese buyers on the latest developments in Canadian pork production, is set for mid-April.

CPI Executive Director Jacques Pomerleau says the goal is make sure consumers are able to establish a link between the high quality of the product and its Canadian origin.

"We'll be starting a major promotion campaign in newspapers and in the mass transportation system in the Tokyo area.

It is to emphasize the Canadian origin of our product and to make sure consumers are able to establish a link between the high quality of our product and its origin.

It's likely to last until early July and what's driving it is really the fact that there is now a country of origin labelling requirement in Japan.

Now that the Canadian origin must appear on the label, that is the driving force behind our campaign.

Because our pork has not always been promoted or sold as Canadian in the past, people were not aware that we were a major supplier of high quality pork".

The newspaper and mass transit promotions will be supplemented with seminars in Osaka and Tokyo which will target Japan's pork buyers.

Pomerleau says the goal of the seminars will be to make buyers aware of new developments in Canadian Quality Assurance and of new environmental and animal welfare guidelines and regulations.

For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.

5m Editor