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CFIA reconsiders ill-advised meat inspection changes

For immediate release Ottawa (August 8, 2017) – New leadership at Canada’s food safety regulator is reconsidering changes to inspection procedures its former President planned to usher in under a program called “Inspection Modernization” amid warnings the changes...

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The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health seeks clarification from the CFIA after the Agriculture Union disputes assurances given to the Committee by an Agency spokesperson about the frequency of meat inspection in Northern Alberta

Research shows most CFIA programs are currently short staffed approximately 30%. A survey of frontline inspectors that was characterized by the CFIA witness as an “overstatement” found that more than half (55%) describe the current complement of inspection staff in their immediate work group as “inadequate to complete all tasks needed to ensure compliance with food safety requirements”.

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Prevalent Food Fraud Unveiled #StopFishFraud

The first national study of its kind released just this morning has found widespread fraud in fish and seafood labelling in Canada. Oceana Canada, a non-profit group that works to protect and restore our oceans, found that 44% of nearly 400 samples of fish and seafood...

Food Safety in the News:

Canada reports more ill in outbreak traced to frozen chicken

Food Safety News An outbreak in Canada that has been traced to raw, frozen chicken patties is continuing to make people sick, with nine new cases confirmed by federal officials. The new cases brings the number of ill people to 68. At least 15 people have been so sick...

Are Canada’s fish laws adding to mislabelling confusion?

Ross McLaughlin & Sandra Hermiston - CTV Vancouver Studies have found about 40 per cent of the fish you buy is mislabeled, and DNA sequencing of fish CTV purchased and tested supports that number. So why is this happening and what can be done to fix it? Turns out...

Final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are published: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations have been published in Canada Gazette Part II, so the industry can prepare itself for when they take effect in early 2019 Food in Canada Ottawa – The final Safe Food for Canadians...

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