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Innovation award for omega-3 pork

Prairie Orchard Farms, Manitoba, was awarded the 2007 Canadian Agri-Food Award of Excellence for Innovation for the development of its Omega-3 Enhanced Pork. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and leadership in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry.

Developed by Willy Hoffman, president of Prairie Orchard Farms, and a team of researchers, the omega-3 Enhanced Pork starts with a feed formula that allows omega-3 to be absorbed into the muscle tissue through a pig's diet. According to the company, a 100 gram serving of ham contains approximately 0.4 grams of omega-3.

Prairie Orchard Farms was the first meat company to receive approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture for their omega-3 Enhanced Pork, and they are now exploring markets for omega-3 enhanced chicken.


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Winners 2007 Canadian Agri-Food Award

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