From the June 8, 2015 issue of Agri-News
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on options to change food labels and the food labelling system. Specific options, such as revising the format of best before dates, expanding food class names (i.e., “vegetable oil” or “flavour”), and changing the required contact information for food dealers are proposed in an online survey for comment. The survey will be available until June 30, 2015. Read More…
I wanted to provide you with an update on CFIA’s latest activities related to the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. They have just extended the consultation period to June 30, 2015 in order to better understand the food safety challenges and costs that micro and small businesses face, and to seek their feedback on options that could reduce the burden associated with certain requirements. We appreciate your assistance in helping to inform industry of this opportunity to ensure the regulations address the needs of small and micro businesses, and to influence the implementation policies.
A discussion paper is available at: www.inspection.gc.ca/safefood. The definition of micro and small businesses is noteworthy.
CFIA is particularly interested in feedback on the following components of international food safety systems:
- Identification of food businesses;
- Ability to trace a food product’s path one step forward and one step back; and
- Preventive food safety controls.
A mother and son team recently won an award for their fresh fruit popsicles
By Radio Active, CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2016 3:29 PM MT
Popsicles don’t need to be boring, just for kids, or only eaten during the sweltering days of summer. Read More…
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This years awards were presented at the 2016 AFMA Convention and AGM held on Monday March 7, 2016. Both AFMA award winners received a handcrafted metal award created by Metalwork by Duncan. AFMA believes is supporting local!