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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta i nc t-c i npmuuc ucioovr 10, Re-inspection system hits Alberta meat EDMONTON iC P Reinspection of export meat products is having a depiesbive effect on Alberta pork prices, the Alberta Hog Ksoducers Marketing Board said yesterday consider the present meat inspection service for export to 'he United States completely inadequate and a obstacle for move- ment of pork and pork products from Western Canada to U S markets. Tony Bukieda hog board chairman, said in a prepared statement vVhat is required. Mr Bukieda is that a United States department of agiiculture inspector be located at Calgary and Ed- monton to clear exports at the point of origin This would reduce transpor- ration cost, reduce the time involved in getting the product to its destination do away with handling labor and storage at the U S point of in- spection which tends to lower product quality, allow delivery of the product on schedule and avoid putting I" S buyers in a position of be- ing short of stock in any given v. eek HESTRICTTVE DEVICE Mr Bukieda said the reinspection of imported meats' has been used as a restrictive device to inhibit the flov, of products between 'he U S and Canada and LiSiiVily results in higher orices to the consumer in both countries Reinspection occurred on products that had. a few hours earlier passed nealth inspec- i on in the country or origin at the time of shipment Mr Bukieda said ,eciporocal acceptance of meat certificates would appear reasonable since Cana- dian and U S health standards are similar but political pressure appears to be preventing this. The major meat item in- volved was pork Mr. Bukieda said there are no inspection facilities at the ports of entry into the U.S. from Western Canada Canadian meat products were examined at U S. plants, a procedure that "is a financial disadvantage to the Canadian exporters because of the possible return trucking of any rejected product and because of the charge by the U S plant for use of facilities." COMPANY BALKS Figol Distributors Ltd of Edmonton, a major tran- sporter of meat products to the western U S., announced yesterday that starting Nov. 15 it will no longer assume the cost of U.S department of agriculture import meat m- speiction charges. A company spokesman said that in the past the meat reinspection was provided as a service to the shipper of meat products But rising fuel, labor and material costs had forced the company to discontinue the service, a move that could result in up to a a hundredweight depres- sion on the price the livestock producer receives on export products. SONY PROFIT UP TOKYO (AP) Sony Corp ol .Japan consolidated earnings were up 22 per cent arid sales up 30 per cent over ligures lor the comparable third quarter of last year The I n in s quarter ended July 31 electronics producer said consolidated net rose to the equivalent of 7 million trum 2 million a year bclore while sales rose from S229 million to 3 million VAHTAS ECONOMY MEAT MARKET 904 7th Ave. South Today and Tomorrow VANS WIENERS FREEZER BEEF PACKING PLANT PRICE PLUS 10e LB. FOR CUTTING AND WRAPPING ALSO WATCH FOR OUR 4 p.m. 15% Discount On All Meats Every Sat., Afternoon Union eyes Kimberley workers TRAIL. BC (CP) Of- ficials of the Canadian Workers Union (CWU) said yesterday they have decided to join another Canadian union in an effort to win the right to represent Cominco Ltd workers here and at Kimberley, B.C. and Salmo, BC The 3.600 workers at the three locations are now represented by the united steelworkers of America The CWU has been attempting for more than a year to get a cer- tification vote The CWU said it has decided to apply to the Canadian Association of Industrial, Mechanical and Allied Workers for a charter as a local and then to conduct a membership drive at Comin- A la Lady Miss "Alexis nude bagpipe player in a Vancouver cabaret and named for B.C. Attorney- General Alex Macdonald, rode white horse in front of legislature Wednesday, a la Lady Godiva. Her employer Bob Reeds wants change in liquor regulation that re- quires live music for a nude performance. Compressed work week for firemen EDMONTON (CP) Wage increases of up to 23.5 per cent and introduction of a four- platoon system are included in a two-year contract announc- ed yesterday for the city's 660 firemen. A statement issued by Mayor Ivor Dent and Merl Schnee, president of the Ed- monton Local of the Inter- national Association of Firefighters, said that under the new system, firemen will work an average of 42 hours a week compared with the pre- sent 40 hours. The firemen will vote in about a year if they wish to continue or revert to the present 31-year- old system of having three platoons at fire stations In an application of the com- pressed work week, there will be two shifts of 10 hours each during the daytime and 14 hours at night instead of three eight-hour shifts daily With the pay increase and the higher pay of the four pla- toon system effective Dec. 9, first-class firemen now earn- ing a year will move up to STILL SURVIVES The earliest species of tree still surviving is the maiden- hair tree of China, which first appeared 160 million years ago. U.S. wheat may be emptied United States' reserve of wheat, even with a record crop this year, might be eliminated by rising export demand, the agriculture department said Wednesday. Export orders also are con- tinuing to drain off reserves of corn and soybeans, com- modities essential for more livestock production in 1974 Although some of the figures used by the depart- ment are in apparent dis- agreement, their main thrust is toward another record ex- port season for U.S. farm goods, and more competition, in the market for consumers already facing the highest retail food prices in U.S. history. In a report issued by the out- look and situation board, wheat exports for the fiscal year ending next June 30 about the time the 1974 crop is ready, will be 1.15 billion bushels, an increase of 50 million from an estimate one month ago. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC .EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Cipltol Furniture Bldg. PHONE: 328-7884 Service still comes first at Canadian Western canaDianuuesTernnaruraLGas company LimiieD Serving Albertans Since 1912 CO The CWU is to meet Thurs- day to ratify the decision of its officers. 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