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  • Feds release assessment of 2008 Listeriosis outbreak

    April 21, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) each released their Lessons Learned Reports. The reports come after a thorough review of how each office handled last year’s listeriosis outbreak. What they

  • Poultry processor launches food protection technology

    April 17, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Maple Lodge Farms, a Brampton, Ont.-based producer of poultry products, has introduced its own revolutionary food protection technology called SafeSure High Pressure Processing System. Maple Lodge is the first poultry processor in Canada to invest in this technology for its

  • Mother “Natural” versus Canada

    March 30, 2009 by Gary Gnirss

    If the foods in Mother Nature’s garden are “natural,” would not organic foods be “natural” as well? In Canada the answer is “not necessarily so.” What then makes a food “natural?” A search of Canadian food laws finds legislation in

  • Feds fund research into more affordable bedding for dairy cows

    March 11, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The government of Canada is investing in research that could help dairy farmers on the East Coast find more affordable sources of bedding for their cows, reports The DairySite.com. The feds are investing $203,000 through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Advancing

  • Trans fat levels are decreasing in Canadian foods

    February 27, 2009 by Food in Canada

    According to results released from Health Canada’s Trans Fat Monitoring Program, Canada continues to make progress toward reducing the amount of trans fat in the Canadian food supply. The program found that 80 per cent of the pre-packaged foods it

  • 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

  • Feds secure trade agreements

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada

    A trade mission to India and Hong Kong ended on a high note for Canadian producers. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz secured an agreement in-principle with Hong Kong that immediately expands key export opportunities for Canadian

  • Funding for Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada

    January 28, 2009 by Food in Canada

    The federal government is working to make sure Canadian exporters have new opportunities and better market access. And with this in mind Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, minister of National Revenue and minister of State (Agriculture),