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Canadian Union Says CFIA Budget Cuts Mean Fewer Meat Plant Inspections

Canada’s food safety agency has cut back on inspections of certain meat plants and that threatens food safety, the national president of the inspectors union said on Tuesday. At a press conference in Edmonton, Bob Kingston, president of the Agriculture Union, said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) began reducing inspections in northern Alberta… Continue Reading

Raw Milk Might Have a Future in Canada, But Questions Remain


(The following opinion piece by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, was published May 15, 2014, in the Montreal Gazette and is reposted here with his permission.) Science-based evidence in food safety seriously compromises any argument for allowing raw milk to… Continue Reading