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Anatomy of Proposed Canadian Food Safety Regs

Posted: December 21, 2007

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.