Chicken Strips Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Possible Hazardous Bacteria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Business

Hampton House brand chicken strips are sold at Costco warehouses.

18 Ways We Can Strengthen Canada's Animal Transport Regulations

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Canadians want to do something to end the cruelty that more than 700 million farm animals experience while being transported across the country each year but, for many, the language of Canada's transportation regulations is too dense and technical to understand.

Canada's Farm Animals Deserve Dignity And Care In Transport

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Change is needed in the way we think about farm animals in Canada. Transportation is the most alien and stressful experience that a farm animal will have in its lifetime. The longer and harder this experience is, the more risk there is of stress-induced illness, injury and death.

Ocean's Tuna Recalled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business

Consumers urged to throw out or return the product.

Canada Gets Serious About Prosecuting Food Fraud

Glenford Jameson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Glenford Jameson

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), which is tasked with enforcing counterfeit food laws, has not historically punished violators to the full extent of its powers, instead frequently choosing to work alongside Canadian food businesses to help them get back into compliance. But, a recent high-profile prosecution involving food fraud has demonstrated that this permissive and reconciliatory approach to regulatory breaches may have come to an end.

Food Company To Pay For Selling ‘Canadian' Produce From Mexico

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business

The company says it was a mistake.

B.C. Recalls Smirnoff Ice Following Canada-Wide Warning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Customers are being asked to return recalled products to the store where they were bought for a full refund.

Smirnoff Ice Recalled Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Business

The affected products were sold in glass bottles.

Possible Salmonella Contamination Leads To Stuffed Chicken Recall

CP | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Two brands of uncooked stuffed chicken products are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection ...

17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.

Canada Food Inspection Looking Into Mad Cow Case In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

A final report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expected this summer.

Heinz Canada Baby Food Recall Expands Due To Seal Concerns

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living

Heinz Canada is expanding its baby food recall to include a second product, citing concerns over possible food spoilage due to broken seals. The 21...

Non-Browning Apples, OK'd In Canada, Spark Debate On GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - As Canadian orchardist Neal Carter watched carrots go from a boring vegetable that people thoughtlessly tossed into soup to a popular on-the...

Food Watchdog Suspends Costco Canada's Fish Import Licence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Canada's food safety watchdog has suspended Costco Canada's fish import licence.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the retail giant i...

China Restricts Canadian Beef

CBC | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Business

China has joined Taiwan, Korea, Peru and Belarus in restricting imports of Canadian beef products because of concern over a case of bovine spongiform ...

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

The Canadian Press | CP | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow from Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no part of the animal'...

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow on an Alberta farm, but the federal agriculture minister says the discovery won't affect C...

Canadian Poultry Banned In 7 Countries After B.C. Avian Flu

CP | Jeremy Haiinsworth, The Associated Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Seven countries have imposed trade restrictions on Canadian poultry as a fifth farm in British Columbia's Fraser Valley was put under quar...

New Beer Regulations Raise the Question: Do You Know What's in Your Beer?

Glenford Jameson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Glenford Jameson

Changing the nutritional labeling of beer is not what this Canadian Food Inspection Agency consultation is about. It's about modernizing the definition of beer so that good beers don't get caught up in regulatory black holes. The proposed regulations are clean and clear for the industry.

Why Canada Needs More Food Lawyers

Glenford Jameson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Business
Glenford Jameson

The development of food law in Canada is having an impact beyond the legal community and is an exciting development for anyone who engages with the food system, whether they be food entrepreneurs, scientists, regulators, or the everyday consumer.

Canada's Agricultural Watchdog Isn't Interested In Your Health

Yan Roberts | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

The majority of humans I have met are vastly humane. Comparatively, the majority of Government decisions are seen as exasperatingly profane. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been slowly going the way of the other federal departments in our post-democratic Canada; they have gone from having the occasional nosebleed of odd policy, to having chronic influenza of misguided rulings, to now having a dead soul.

It's Safer To Shop In a Supermarket Than a Farmer's Market

Steven Burton | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada
Steven Burton

The conventional wisdom is that the risk increases from farm to fork, with farmers posing the least risk, followed by processors, then restaurants, and finally the consumers who often cause themselves to be become ill by failing to protect themselves with good hygienic practices and by throwing out foods that have expired. This is true when considering the total number of illnesses but breaks down when considering fatalities. Consumers often sicken themselves but don't generally kill themselves. So what's wrong with the system?

Do You Know About These New Food Safety Regulations?

Steven Burton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
Steven Burton

Self-policing has proven to be inadequate in the past as some food producers took an overly optimistic view of risk, dismissing (or unaware of) potential hazards to the extent that food safety was compromised. This is why the CFIA feels that external inspections by a regulatory agency are so important.

The Food You Buy at the Grocery Store May Not Be Safe to Eat

Steven Burton | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business
Steven Burton

According to Public Health Agency of Canada, four-million Canadians will come down with food poisoning this year. Fortunately, most recover but some do not. While some cases result from improper food handling at restaurants or at home, many are caused by products purchased at the grocery store.

Should Sick Animals Be Treated With Antibiotics?

Steven Burton | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Steven Burton

The U.S. FDA just convinced 25 drug companies to stop producing antibiotics for animals that are used in human medicine. Many believe Canada should follow suit. Clearly, it is humane to treat sick animals, but harm can come to humans if animal antibiotic use develops drug-resistant bugs that subsequently infect humans.