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Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper has announced proposed new measures for toughening the federal governments food, health and consumer product regulations.
Harper's proposed measures are as follows:
According to the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, "current international standards" may refer to European Union fines, which can total $1 million. In addition, the Association points out in a recent bulletin that inspections and goods licensing will become more strict.
A Canadian government notice states, "The Government will begin engaging consumer and industry stakeholders on how best to proceed with the Food and Consumer Safety Action Plan in the New Year.