Ask the Health Minister to act before the next outbreak
In 2012, a law was passed by MPs in the
House of Commons to make sure our food safety regulator has the resources
needed to keep our food safe.
Four years later, the audit required by the
Safe Food for Canadians Act has not even started and the way things are going
it won’t be done for years, maybe even a decade after it was first called for!
it urgent that this unfinished business be done now?
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is
transforming its inspection systems to cope with the shortage of inspectors.
Everything is changing.
This is like déjà vu all over again. The last time the CFIA did something similar
was just before the Maple Leaf Food listeriosis outbreak that killed 22 people. The investigation into the disaster
- Too few inspectors were on the
job prior to the outbreak, and
- Just before the outbreak, a new
inspection system was “implemented without a detailed assessment of the
Please send a message to Minister Philpott
urging her to act now before the next outbreak.
Hon. Jane Philpott
Minister of Health