The federal budget tabled on March 22nd includes a $38.5 million investment to shore up our sagging food safety system.

The damage done to food safety during the Harper years will take time to repair.  Expertise at the top of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been hollowed out and too much power to self-police safety has been handed off to industry.

We will continue to push for improvements and with your continued support I am confident we will make progress.

Thank you!

The federal budget tabled on March 22nd includes a $38.5 million investment to shore up our sagging food safety system.

The damage done to food safety during the Harper years will take time to repair.  Expertise at the top of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been hollowed out and too much power to self-police safety has been handed off to industry.

We will continue to push for improvements and with your continued support I am confident we will make progress.

Thank you!

For immediate release

Edmonton (15 March 2016) – A new Abacus Data survey of frontline food safety employees of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be released at a news conference tomorrow morning.

One year after a major shortage of meat inspectors was exposed in Alberta, the survey of food safety personnel nation-wide reveals conditions that raise serious concerns about the state of food safety in Canada today.

 

When:             10:00 am,  Wednesday, March 16

Where:           Jasper Room

Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

10065-100 Street

Edmonton

Who:               Bob Kingston, President of the Agriculture Union – PSAC

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 For information: Jim Thompson 613-447-9592 • jim@foodsafetyfirst.ca