Food In Canada

  • Listeria Regulations for RTE Meat Products

    April 21, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The updated Listeria Monocytogenes (LM) regulations (ULRs) for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products are a huge step in the right direction toward controlling this pathogen. To really appreciate the magnitude of the changes, it’s necessary to review the old regulations issued

  • The Peanut Coporation of America

    March 30, 2009 by Food in Canada

    This column was to be about emerging technologies that could enhance food safety, but in light of the international recall of peanut products processed by the Peanut Corporation of American (PCA) at its Blakely Ga. plant, I wanted to write

  • American consumers are steering clear of peanuts but how clear are they on the facts?

    February 27, 2009 by Food in Canada

    A survey conducted by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that while the vast majority of Americans (93 per cent) have heard or read about the recall of peanut products, one in

  • Focus on comprehensive food safety systems: expert

    February 24, 2009 by Food in Canada

    In the wake of last summer’s tainted meat tragedy, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada formed a working group to recommend regulatory changes to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks in the

  • Parliamentary committee votes to investigate

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    A parliamentary committee made up of 11 parliamentarians from all political parties has voted to conduct a more open and transparent probe into the Maple Leaf Foods tainted meat tragedy of last summer, reported the Toronto Star. The tragedy left

  • Harper appoints investigator into listeriosis outbreak

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed Sheila Weatherill the independent investigator into the August 2008 listeriosis outbreak related to certain processed meat products from Maple Leaf Foods. Weatherill is the former president and CEO of Capital Health in Edmonton. Capital

  • Clean up in Aisle C-52

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Recently, Canadians have been inundated with consumer and food product recalls. In response to consumer concerns, the government introduced the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Bill C-52) and proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Act. It has also been

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