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.
Des inspecteurs américains considèrent que nos tests pour la listéria sont insuffisants et que les produits canadiens connaissent d’autres problèmes majeurs de salubrité
Ottawa (date, 2016) — Les responsables américains de la réglementation de la sécurité alimentaire ont donné à l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA) jusqu’à la mi-mars pour régler de graves problèmes de sécurité alimentaire découverts à l’occasion d’un audit des systèmes d’inspection des produits de viande, de volaille et des œufs de l’ACIA.
Ottawa (1 March, 2016) – American food safety regulators have given the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) until the middle of March to fix significant food safety issues found during an audit of the CFIA’s meat, poultry and egg products inspection systems.
Niagara Falls, ON– Two of the four major land crossings from the US into Canada in the Niagara Region are unattended by inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, leaving agricultural producers in the region wide open to pests and diseases that could devastate the industry and threaten Canada’s bio-security.
Winnipeg (20 August 2015) By a wide margin, Canadians do not trust the food processing industry to police its own safety practices and expect the federal government to ensure that what we eat is safe, according to a new Nanos poll released this morning.
Notice of news conference — Manitoba slaughter houses operate below minimum inspector presence; Nanos survey on food inspection to be released
Ottawa (18 August 2015) – Details of inadequate meat inspection in Manitoba’s federally regulated slaughter houses will be released at a news conference on Thursday, August 20 in Winnipeg.
Every meat slaughter inspection group in Toronto and throughout Ontario is working short-handed, often operating below staffing levels required to ensure meat packing houses are following all safety requirements.
A staffing survey of meat inspectors which finds that slaughter houses in Toronto and throughout Ontario are operating shorthanded, some by as much as 40%, will be released at a news conference this morning by the federal food inspectors union. This will be a cautionary tale for Canadians at the height of bar-b-que season.
The federal food inspectors union will make an important announcement concerning the state of meat inspection in Ontario tomorrow.