Food In Canada



  • BRC updates its food safety standards

    January 20, 2015 by Deanna Rosolen

    The British Retail Consortium issued its seventh edition of food safety standards which reduce the need for multiple audits, and encourage consistency and more flexibility

  • B.C. food safety program is good for business

    October 27, 2014 by Deanna Rosolen

    The B.C. Food Processors Association now offers the Post-Farm Food Safety program, which will help companies produce the safest food both nationally and domestically

  • Food companies need to improve on HACCP: global report

    January 21, 2014 by Food in Canada

    Canadian food processors don’t fare too badly coming in at above the global average in the BRC’s latest report Food Safety – A Global View

  • Feds support Canada’s kosher food industry

    November 7, 2011 by Carolyn Cooper

    Food safety the focus for kosher food sector

  • Focus on Food Safety: Between a rock and a hard place

    December 18, 2009 by Food in Canada

    This summer my wife, Janice, and I drove across Canada in our RV and stopped into numerous food technical centres on our way. Although all of the places we visited are doing well, they all commented that food processors in

  • On-farm food safety program completes review process

    December 14, 2009 by Food in Canada

    CanadaGAP, an on-farm food safety program for producers, packers and storage intermediaries of horticultural crops, has successfully completed a rigorous government technical review process, reports FreshPlaza.com. A team of technical experts from the federal and provincial governments has officially endorsed

  • Feds to invest $75 million in food safety

    September 15, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The federal government announced last week that it would invest $75 million in Canada’s food safety system and act on all 57 recommendations made by Independent Investigator Sheila Weatherill. Weatherill released her report, an investigation into the August 2008 Listeriosis

  • Facing a Tougher Future

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Food processors rely heavily on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and third-party audits to tell them if their operations and products are in compliance. The reality is that the CFIA and third-party audits can’t cover everything. Here is a

  • Focus on Food Safety

    January 20, 2009 by Ron Wasik

    HACCP Programs were introduced to Canadian food processors in 1990 and then mandated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to the entire industry in 2005. In April 2008 the CFIA introduced its Compliance Verification System (CVS) to better define

  • Opinion Food Safety

    Focus on Food Safety – November/December 2008

    December 23, 2008 by Ron Wasik

    To wrap up Focus on Food Safety for 2008, I want to pick up on an idea that I planted in my first column, which is that there are ways to combat microbial pathogens within a food processing environment. If