TITLE

Shifting to food industry self-monitoring may be hazardous

AUTHOR(S)
Collier, Roger
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/7/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 8, p755
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the leaked chapter of Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the proposed procedures manual for meat hygiene. Instead of automatically shut down of companies found with contamination, the proposed manual suggests for companies to develop and implement an action plan in response to contamination. The leaked chapter, "Chapter 18: Compliance Verification System" indicates that the government has not yet resolved the problem on biological tests of industry facilities and equipment. The said manual has dismayed meat inspectors because they just have to fill out corrective action requests taking no immediate action to clean up contaminated plants. Moreover, a discussion on the inquiries regarding the effectiveness of the new proposed manual is presented.
ACCESSION #
34526236

 

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