Thank you America for doing what Canadian authorities should be doing. This is a disturbing trend in Canada, change only occurs when foreign agencies get involved. As you have all seen from many of my postings, this goes well beyond food safety…
The U.S Agriculture Department has given the Canadian Food Inspection Agency until mid-March to fix significant food safety and sanitation concerns found during an audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems.
CFIA met the “core criteria” for overall food inspection, but American officials identified “operation weaknesses related to government oversight, plant sanitation and microbiological testing” for listeria, salmonella and E. coli, according to a final report submitted to CFIA on Jan. 14.
<!-- This is a catch-all ASF view; only displays when an unsupported article type is put in an ASF drop zone --> Failure to fix the deficiencies could lead the U.S. government to delist Canadian plants that were audited from exporting their products to the United States.