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Confidence Boost in Canadian Pork

by 5m Editor
17 June 2003, at 12:00am

CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 1280. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork.

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Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council
and Sask Pork.

Farm-Scape, Episode 1280

The Canadian Pork Council says Canadian Food Inspection Agency recognition of its Quality Assurance Program will help strengthen the confidence of international customers in Canadian Pork.

The Canadian Pork Council is one of 19 commodity groups seeking Canadian Food Inspection Agency recognition of their on farm food safety programs.

The review process is currently on hold as federal officials reevaluate the parameters for assessing the technical aspects of the various programs.

National Canadian Quality Assurance Coordinator Dawn LeBlanc says CPC is ready to submit its updated materials as soon as the technical review process resumes.

"The technical review has the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and representatives from provincial and territorial governments look at the technical aspects only of the HACCP generic model which is the scientific backbone for the on farm food safety program as well as how that HACCP model has been interpreted into the producer materials.


They're making sure that the technical groups that have developed the on farm food safety programs, including CQA, have covered all of the bases for on farm food safety hazards and included all of those along with the necessary information on good production practices in the producer materials.

They'll review those and let us know if we've missed anything or if they feel that any of the information could be fleshed out a little more than what we've done."

LeBlanc says the producer materials and HACCP model have been reviewed and updated and additional information on good production practices has been included.

She says CFIA recognition of Canadian Quality Assurance will assure customers the development of the program has been based on sound science.

She says many foreign customers, in particular, view the federal government's involvement as a very important component of food safety assurance.

For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.

5m Editor