Bovine TB quarantines push into Saskatchewan

Two farms in Saskatchewan and 33 in Alberta are under federal quarantine due to one case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) detected in an Alberta cow slaughtered in the U.S. in September, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Regina Leader-Post “In late...

Two Saskatchewan farms under bovine tuberculosis quarantine

Agency was first informed of the sick cow September 22 Kelsey Johnson – iPolitics The Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not recognize the urgent nature of a single case of bovine tuberculosis in Alberta back in September and “took way too long” to respond to...

Alberta considering disaster assistance over cattle TB case

Agency was first informed of the sick cow September 22 Kelsey Johnson – iPolitics The Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not recognize the urgent nature of a single case of bovine tuberculosis in Alberta back in September and “took way too long” to respond to...

CFIA caught flatfooted by Alberta cattle TB case: industry

Doctor warns potentially infected people should get immunized immediately   Agency was first informed of the sick cow September 22 Kelsey Johnson – iPolitics The Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not recognize the urgent nature of a single case of bovine...

CFIA resumes daily meat inspections in Northern Alberta

Ann Hui – The Globe and Mail An Ontario poultry producer that supplied meat to some of Canada’s largest grocers has been charged with mislabelling conventional chicken as “certified organic.” Representatives for Cericola Farms Inc., appeared in a Barrie...

Beef sector questions need for transport rules changes

Alexis Kienlen – Alberta Farmer The deadly virus was recently found in a transport trailer that was supposed to have been disinfected before crossing the border Alberta hog producers are being warned to stay vigilant following the recent discovery of the porcine...

Food fraud protection

Mr. Bill Casey, MP Chair Standing Committee on Health House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 June 13, 2016   Dear Mr. Casey, First, let me congratulate you on your election as chair of the Committee. As the representative of Canada’s food safety inspectors, I follow...

Another close call for Alberta’s hog sector

Mr. Bill Casey, MP Chair Standing Committee on Health House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 June 13, 2016   Dear Mr. Casey, First, let me congratulate you on your election as chair of the Committee. As the representative of Canada’s food safety inspectors, I follow...

Swine trucks will continue to be washed in the U.S.

Mr. Bill Casey, MP Chair Standing Committee on Health House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 June 13, 2016   Dear Mr. Casey, First, let me congratulate you on your election as chair of the Committee. As the representative of Canada’s food safety inspectors, I follow...

Five emerging trends affecting food safety

A new U.S. report has identified the key trends that present food safety opportunities and challenges in today’s food industry Food in Canada A new U.S. report has found that while food safety progress has been made among many companies, there are still critical...

CFIA Policy Change Jeopardises Canadian Biosecurity

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...

News conference speaking notes

  Bob Kingston, President Agriculture Union – PSAC Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Edmonton, AB Please check against delivery Good morning and thanks for coming out. My name is Bob Kingston and I am the national president of the Agriculture Union. We represent food...