Food Safety

Food Safety Systems Assessments

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:31

Over the past year, Canada and the U.S. finalized assessments of each others food safety systems.  This announcement was posted on the U.S. FDA website yesterday:

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada have all signed an arrangement acknowledging that each of the agencies' food safety systems are comparable to one another.  The arrangement was signed at a meeting of the FDA-CFIA Health Canada Joint Committee on Food Safety."

Extaneous Material and Filth Testing in Food

Submitted by on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:07

AFL microscopists, diagnosticians, and analysts use Health Canada and/or AOAC Official Methods to test for extraneous material as well as light and heavy filth in food.

Major contaminants involved in food product recalls include Metal and Glass. Further testing on metal and glass can be performed to assist in identifying the source of contamination if necessary.

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