January 24, 2018

Canada Seeks Consumer, Stakeholder Input on Food Safety Rules

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) wants consumer and stakeholder input on proposed food safety rules that are part of the Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan which, like the Food Safety Modernization Act in the U.S.,  aims to modernize food safety in Canada. The CFIA will be accepting comments on its website through November 30, 2013.

The act became law in November 2012. Its goals are to: make food as safe as possible for Canadian families, protects consumers from unsafe practices, use tougher penalties for violations that put public health and safety at risk, gain better control over imports, strengthen traceability and create more consistent inspection processes throughout the food industry.

“Ongoing consultations with Canadians allow our Government to engage in meaningful discussion to continue to improve our world-class food safety system,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, in a statement. “Our ultimate goal remains to have a food system that is the best that it can be, and we are confident that the Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan will continue take us there.”

The CFIA is inviting consumer comment on, food labeling, compliance promotion and the proposed regulatory framework for federal food inspection.  And input from stakeholders on outcome-based regulations. the CFIA is seeking stakeholder views on the adoption of this approach in food regulation and inspection.

 

 

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