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Catering for the Safe Food for Canadians Act

Posted on 25 September 2014 by Steve Bassaw

food_safetyThe Safe Food for Canadians Act comes in to effect on January 1, 2015 and it is going to have an effect on every business involved in Canada’s food chain.

The Act puts all food inspection responsibilities under the umbrella of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency bringing together a number of disparate laws, like the Fish Inspection Act, The Canada Agricultural Products Act and the Meat Inspection Act, and their inspection authorities. It also sets out standards for all businesses involved in the food chain.

The Act has many similar requirements to the Food Safety Modernization Act in the US, meaning that once companies are compliant with Canadian law they should also be compliant with the US law which is a requirement for exporting to the US.

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Topics: Traceability, Food safety, Supply chain, Recalls

The Missing Link

Posted on 22 May 2012 by Wouter Combrinck

I have always loved food with the passion it deserves. Of course this has at times resulted in an increased waistline. A little over a year ago I decided to do something about it and take back some control. I soon discovered that all the energy I once dedicated to over-eating was now directed at over-analyzing everything I consumed – in detail. One thing became clear; I had always been ignorant of what I was eating, and in such vast unhealthy quantities.

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Topics: Traceability, Food safety, HACCP, Inventory management, Business software, ISO 22000

 

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