Monday, December 3, 2012

CFIA - Inept custodian of food safety

Food Safety Agency Should Protect Public, Not Cover up Virus for Salmon Farming Industry, Damien Gillis, The Common Sense Canadian, Dec. 1, 2012
"...Charged with ensuring your food is safe to eat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) increasingly appears to be acting as a political arm of the Harper Government and an inept custodian of Canadian trade which will do our export business far more harm than good in the long run..."
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  1. " You won't recognize Canada when I'm finished " Stephen Harper. How true.

  2. This is another example of large corporations lobbying for under sight from the government that is in charge of oversight. But then why not concentrate beef processing in one facility so that when there is a problem all beef is effected rather than just a large percentage. Now make your next beef purchase directly from a producer who doesn't have the muscle to change government's priorities from protecting health to relaxing standards and who places value in a quality, ethical product.

  3. Consumers must make their own choices.

    I buy no meat at supermarkets. I cringe at the thought of an Albertan factory, dumping out beef from a 24" grinder, processing thousand of cattle, shipping product hundreds or thousands of kilometres from the source.

    My neighbourhood butcher sells me a pound or two of meat freshly ground from one muscle of one animal. The chance of contamination is greatly reduced. Maybe it costs more but the value is much greater.



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