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Safe Foods for Canadians Act Ready for Final Passage

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The final report stage and the third reading in the House of Commons are all that remain in the way of final passage of the Safe Foods for Canadians Act. The legislation has already passed Canada’s Senate, and last week the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food completed its final review, sending the Act on… Continue Reading

Canadian Health Authorities Defend Response to E. coli Outbreak and Recall

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Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) President George Da Pont, went personally to the closed and suspended XL Foods Inc. beef processing plant in Brooks, Alberta yesterday. Before it was over, Ritz had pulled the rug out from under opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) and Da Pont, who recently… Continue Reading

Harper Government Wants Tougher Food Safety Law for Canada

The federal government of Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party is pushing for a tough new food safety law with greater penalties for violators and more unified enforcement powers. Harper’s government Thursday introduced the Safe Foods for Canadians Act, Bill S-11, to overhaul Canada’s food inspection system. Albert Chambers, executive director… Continue Reading