Survey finds Quebec-wide meat inspector shortage

Montreal – Every federal meat inspection team in the province of Quebec is working shorthanded today, leaving most meat processing and slaughter establishments in the province operating with fewer meat inspectors than are required to ensure compliance with safety requirements.

Weatherill food safety measures unraveling

Faced with a financial crisis, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is quietly unraveling measures intended to prevent a repeat of Canada’s largest food borne illness outbreak that left 22 dead and countless sickened by contaminated Maple Leaf Foods cold cuts.

News Conference Advisory

Self-reporting rules for marine, rail and aviation contributing to ‘weak safety culture’ Amber Hildebrandt – CBC News The deadly Lac-Mégantic train crash — and this week’s safety board report into what happened — raises questions not only about...

News conference speaking notes

For Immediate Release Canadian Food Inspection Agency cuts sink consumer protection against food fraud in Metro Vancouver Vancouver (22 April 2014) – The unit of food inspectors dedicated to protecting consumers and retailers in Metro Vancouver from food fraud and...

Food Fraud in Metro Vancouver

New Threat to Our Food Safety What’s at risk with cuts being made to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency? PSAC Agriculture Union President Bob Kingston discusses. View the Video Information : Canada posts recall No. 20 for beef and veal because of risk of E. coli Oct...