All posts tagged food safety

Handling of the Champlain Bridge report an interesting case study in ineptitude

The federal government’s treatment of information about the Champlain Bridge is an interesting case study about government communications, bureaucratic (and political) arrogance, and the general contempt held in Ottawa (and Quebec City) for the public. In case you haven’t heard the story, it went down like this: Transport Canada minister Denis Lebel said that he […]

Media Update for April 17, 2011

Advance warnings negate benefits of inspections: It seems that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is giving egg producers an easy ride when it comes to inspections. A blogger has posted that the CFIA gives as much as two weeks notice. Some producers have used this time to clean up and get their hen-houses in order. […]

Media Update for April 14, 2011

Canadian food safety criticized by Canadian Medical Association Journal: I picked up another food safety story from one of my favourite blogs, barfblog. Doug Powell, who is a Canadian at Kansas State University, has a posting on the state of food inspection in Canada. This when we’re in the midst of another food contamination outbreak […]