Two of the four major land crossings from the US into Canada in the Niagara Region are unattended by inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The great majority of Canadians reject the Harper government’s policy of permitting the food processing industry to police its own safety practices.
Every meat slaughter inspection group in Toronto and throughout Ontario is working short-handed, often operating below staffing levels required to ensure meat packing houses are following all safety requirements.
Weatherill food safety measures unraveling – Meat for Canadians inspected less than product destined for export
According to CFIA forecasts, the current government plans to cut spending on food safety by 21% by 2016–17. This will translate to staff cuts of 16.5%, or 548 positions.
The PSAC has won Treasury Board’s commitment to establish a joint task force on mental health.
The unit of food inspectors dedicated to protecting consumers and retailers in Metro Vancouver from food fraud and unsafe retail food displays has been disbanded.
The deadline has been extended until March 24.
Contract talks are resuming the week of February 28 to March 2.
Our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, will hold its five National Equity Conferences the week of March 24-28 in Toronto.
Message to Managers from the Vice-President of Human Resources
The Agriculture Union has joined the entire health and safety community in applauding the decision by the federal government to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Agriculture Union have agreed to steps aimed at addressing the longstanding PI/EG files.
The Federal Government accepts Mental Health Task Force reports
Internal CFIA documents showed the Agency had admitted in 2015 that the end of daily plant inspections had compromised acceptable standards.
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Agriculture Union blows the whistle on Employment Skills Development Canada officials who misled Parliamentarians concerning amendments to water down health and safety provisions of the Canada Labour Code.