Canada Agency Aims For Simpler Food Safety Oversight

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Thursday said it wants to implement a new method for food inspection that would create a single licensing and registration requirement for manufacturers, importers and exporters and more consistent oversight.

The proposed changes are part of the agency’s effort to update its system, according to a CFIA statement, which includes a review of the CFIA’s regulatory frameworks and the Safe Food for Canadians Act, tabled in June, which aims to modernize and strengthen food legislation.

“Together, these initiatives are part...
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