In 2012, the Safe Food for Canadians Act was passed into law. The Act requires an audit to ensure Canadian Food Inspection Agency resources are adequate to oversee industry and enforce safety requirements.
BUT…4 years later the Act and the audit it requires is still in limbo and may not see the light of day for a decade after Parliament first called for it. The audit is critical but unfinished food safety business.
CTV National News – New Food Safety Concerns
Latest Media Release:
Ottawa (March 16, 2016) – The food inspection deficit that has left Alberta meat plants short-handed for more than a year is a now a national problem according to a new Abacus Data survey of front line food inspectors which found widespread staff shortages and concern that food safety is threatened, particularly in meat plants.
Latest Briefing Note:
Speaking notes for Bob Kingston, President, Agriculture Union – PSAC and Rob MacDonald, Regional Vice President for Ontario, Agriculture Union – PSAC .
Food Safety in the News:
Federal government invests in technology to identify pathogens after consumers have already been made sick