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  For immediate release 28 October, 2019 Ryding-Regency shows Canada’s food safety system is not working (Ottawa) – The trend to food industry self-policing of safety programs allowed the Ryding-Regency abattoir to pump hundreds of potentially contaminated products...

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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:

Beef recall No. 21 and counting in Canada

Food Safety News As government officials remain mum on details, they have posted the 21st in a string of beef recalls related to an ongoing E. coli investigation. The newest does not name a recalling company. It says “industry” is recalling the products. Just as with...

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