The Canadian government has taken the next step in rolling out the Safe Food for Canadians Act.
Last week, officials unveiled the government’s action plan, which aims to provide additional information to consumers, create more effective inspections and enhance food safety rules, according to a statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Several food [...]
Despite its name, the situation between the U.S. and Canada regarding country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is anything but cool.
Canada could impose almost $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. products if the U.S. doesn’t comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on meat labeling by a May 23 deadline, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said [...]
Russia is set to further restrict Canadian meat imports over the feed additive ractopamine.
Since the measures first were announced in December, Canada still had been able to export small amounts of meat that was free of ractopamine to Russia. However, the new restrictions could severely impact meat exports to Russia, including about $15 million [...]
The U.S. and Canada are taking more steps toward cooperation in “aligning the two countries’ regulations.”
On Wednesday, the two nations announced they intend to recognize zoning measures put in the place by the other in the case of “highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreak,” according to a statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
A massive overhaul of the Canadian food system only has one more hurdle before it becomes approved.
The act recently moved through the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. It now is back at the Canadian House of Commons for a third reading.
The Safe Food for Canadians Act will provide harsher penalties for those [...]
To strengthen biosecurity on cattle farms, the Canadian government has published a new standard outlining best practices.
The Canadian Beef Cattle On-farm Biosecurity Standard was developed in collaboration with cattle producers and industry officials, and outlines ways to reduce disease.
Although not a mandatory standard, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said adhering to the [...]