Canada. Special Products Board : The Special Products Board was created on April 15, 1941 as part of the federal government's wartime agriculture policy (P.C. 2520). The Special Products Board regulated all exports of agricultural foodstuffs to the UK Ministry of Food for the duration of the war, except those items already regulated by the Bacon Board and the Dairy Board. The Minister of Agriculture oversaw the Special Products Board. The Board regulated the production, storage, distribution, shipment, and pricing of such agricultural goods as eggs, poultry, and seeds. The Special Products Board aimed to control agricultural foodstuffs as a means of meeting the food demands of the allied troops abroad as well the citizen populations of Great Britain and Canada.
The Board consisted of three members appointed by the Governor in Council. Two members were from the staff of the Department of Agriculture, and one was from the staff of the Department of Trade and Commerce. The Board reported to the Minister of Agriculture. In the postwar era, government regulation of the Canadian economy loosened as Canada made the transition from wartime to peace. In this atmosphere, the Special Products Board was no longer needed to regulate agricultural production and was consequently dissolved in 1949.