AG POLICY NEWS
New Safety Rules From CFIA
Mon May 20, 2013 05:45 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- After Canada Day, consumers will start to see changes on meat labels that the government hopes will lead to safer handling of food and help prevent E. coli.

Starting July 2, federally-registered plants that produce mechanically tenderized beef cuts will be required to label them as tenderized and also add cooking instructions, according to a press release from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

This is part of a bigger initiative announced late last week by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in Saskatoon as he unveiled the government's Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan.

"Canada has a world-class food ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
What Now for Meat Labels?
Washington Insider
Ag Policy Blog
Immigration Order Shortfalls
RFS Runaround
Obama Unveils Immigration Actions
Washington Insider--Friday
Obama to GOP: Pass a Bill
Washington Insider
Ag Runoff Targeted