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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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Food Safety in the News:

2 B.C. oyster farms closed after norovirus outbreak

40 cases of gastrointestinal disease linked to eating the shellfish raw CBC News Two B.C. Vancouver Island oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating the raw shellfish. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says about 40...

More traceability rules coming

Barbara Duckworth & Barb Glen - The Western Producer The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expected to release new rules governing animal movement this fall. These regulations are part of the Canadian livestock traceability strategy that covers animal and premise...

Canadians confounded by food recalls

Bill Spur - The Chronicle Herald A study released Thursday on the efficiency of food recalls shows confusion among Canadians, says the lead author. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University, says the survey done in...

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