New food safety law needs enforcement teeth

June 2, 2012 – Postmedia News Canada’s food inspection system is getting a major overhaul as the federal government gets set to move to a single inspection approach across all commodities. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency released Friday its vision to...

Food safety gouged

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa – 11 April 2012) The federal government is stripping as many as 100 food safety inspectors from its ranks as a result of budget cuts, more than reversing increases to the inspection force put in place in response to the Maple Leaf Foods...

Listeriosis funding to be cut

Renata D’Aliesio – The Globe and Mail Oct. 25, 2012 The Brazilian-controlled company that has taken over management of an embattled Alberta meat-packing plant at the centre of an E. coli outbreak and Canada’s largest-ever beef recall is doing a...

Ottawa dumps meat inspection on British Columbia

After providing meat safety inspection service for decades, the union has been advised by Canadian Food Inspection Agency that federal inspectors will no longer check BC establishments that produce meat for BC consumers exclusively for E. coli, listeria, salmonella and other contaminants that can have deadly consequences when eaten.

Ottawa dumps meat inspection on Manitoba

Ottawa plans to dump inspection of some meat plants on the Manitoba government in a move that will expose unwitting Manitoba consumers to heightened risk of eating contaminated meat products, according to the Agriculture Union – PSAC, which represents federal food safety inspectors.

Carole Swan resigns

By Bob Kingston, Ottawa Citizen The Canadian Food Inspection Agency might be trying hard to protect Canadian consumers from unsafe imported food. But, the simple fact is the agency is too broke to keep such products from store shelves. Canada’s import food...

CFIA abandons key consumer protections

By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News A major western Canadian grocery chain has been selling produce advertised as “B.C. Grown” that came from the United States or elsewhere, CBC News has found.  [More…] By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News A major western Canadian...