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.
Winners 2007 Canadian Agri-Food Award
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