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  • 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

  • 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

  • Calculating the PCA Recall Costs

    February 10, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Battle Creek, Mich.-based Kellogg Company is one of the first baked goods and snack foods companies to estimate the financial impact of the 1,555 products recalled in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration and the 184 products recalled

  • 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

  • Focus on Food Safety – October 2008

    January 20, 2009 by Ron Wasik

    The CFIA issued a bulletin on Sept. 5 to manufacturers of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products recommending additional sanitation measures to clean slicing equipment to address Listeria monocytogenes (LM) risks. I’d like to build on these recommendations with a number of

  • Raising Allergy Awareness

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada

    AllerGen NCE Inc., the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network, has partnered with Health Canada to launch a national study to determine how prevalent food allergies are among Canadians, and the effectiveness of allergen warnings on food labels. It’s hoped that

  • 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

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