Health Canada’s Food Safety Campaign

CARI is a founding member of the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education (Partnership). Each year, the Partnership tries to do some kind of project to promote food safety. This year, the Partnership decided to work with Health Canada on their Food Safety is in Your Hands campaign. The … Continue reading

Letter to Minister Fast, September 2014

In September, the CARI office submitted a letter to International Trade Minister Ed Fast requesting an allocation method order (AMO) for chicken. The letter also contains a discussion of the issues related to the request. You can download a copy of the letter here.

CARI Letter to Minister Ed Fast

In August, 2014, the CARI office submitted a letter to International Trade Minister Ed Fast asking him to address the issue of a loophole that allowed for the importation of chicken products with the inclusion of a sauce pack to circumvent border controls. The letter can be viewed in PDF … Continue reading

A Proposal to Replace Chicken Imports

Download a PDF version of this document here. Preamble Since 1998, the 1.2% of the 7.5% chicken TRQ access set aside by the government in 1989 to offset the negative impact of the Canada/US Trade Agreement (CUSTA) has been used up and applications for the use of this special set-aside … Continue reading

CFIA HACCP Generic Model – Cold Storage

As part of its Inspection Modernization program, in whos development FPPAC is participating, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is creating and updating generic models for HACCP programs for various applications. Attached you will find the model they have developed for Cold Storage Facilities. Of course this program is, as its … Continue reading

Tweed Takes Chair of Ag. Committee

Merv Tweed has been named the new chairman of the agriculture and agri-food House of Commons standing committee. Tweed, the Conservative MP for Brandon-Souris, had been the chairman of the Transport, Infrastructure and Communities committee until recently. He will now head the committee that debates bills, and focuses on expenses … Continue reading