CFIA Plans More Internal Cuts..Will Food safety Be Affected?

CFIA CUTS POSITIONS TO BUILD EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY FUND

 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency which is charged with ensuring all food products in Canada are safe to consume is planning a round of cuts to its’ inspection process in order to save money up for a fund that would cover extraordinary expenses such as those accumulated during the Maple Leaf Foods listeria outbreak last summer that killed numerous persons.
 Cutbacks to existing programs and services will affect between 15 and 20% of all of the CFIA’s present operations. It is expected that 20% of all Ontario operations will be cut.
 Word in the abbatoirs of Ontario is that it will be much easier to process dead stock or rotten meat without those pesky CFIA inspectors keeping watch.
 
   
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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Its so obvious to most people, esp after Walkerton, the US sub-prime swindle, the listeriosis deaths — if you have lax rules that are seldom enforced, all hell generally breaks loose.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted April 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    ‘Its so obvious to most people,”
    …only if they are clueless. What you say has nothing to do with the sub-prime swindle. The rules were clear and they were followed and enforced. Nobody broke the rules and nobody was negligent. The problem is the rules were made by self-serving, short sighted profiteers. It’s easy to identify them. They’re the ones that got rich.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 21, 2009 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    Here’s a clue from William K. Blake that you might find interesting regarding his analysis of the extent of intentional fraud rampant in the sub-prime banking industry: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04032009/watch.html


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