Latest Media Release:
Just before the Minister’s staff gave him the hook at a news conference in Calgary today, CFIA President George Da Pont said the food safety agency did not have the authority to compel the immediate production of documents from XL Foods. Not so.
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Yesterday in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Harper said: “Mr. Speaker, as soon as the information about the contamination (at XL Foods) first became available on September 4, the agency acted to contain contaminated product, and it has been acting ever since then.
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Earlier this week, the government announced its decision to transfer the food safety mandate of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to Health Canada from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Food Safety in the News:
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By Natalie Clancy – CBC News – A bakery in Burnaby, B.C., was caught knowingly selling organic bread that was not actually organic, yet the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not charge the bakery for misleading customers.
By Renata D’Aliesio – The Globe and Mail – A U.S. audit of Canada’s food-safety system calls on the federal regulator to strengthen oversight of sanitation and the humane handling of animals at meat-slaughtering plants.
By – Karin Yeske – Newstalk 650 – The union representing food inspectors says transferring the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to Health Canada won’t fix problems with the regulator that polices the country’s food supply.
The Canadian Press – Federal health officials have expanded a burger recall first announced last week due to possible E.coli contamination.