Canadian PM Proposes Tougher Food Safety Law

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper proposed an overhaul of the country's food safety regime Thursday that would give the government more control over imports and more closely align Canada with a U.S. food safety law enacted in 2011.

Bill S-11, the Safe Food for Canadians Act, would allow the Canadian agricultural minister to register companies that ship food products from one province to another or that import or export them to or from Canada. Regulators could also block the importation of food products deemed to be...
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