Monthly Archives: November 2012

Not-so-sunny Days for Sunland Peanut Butter

In the latest food safety news… the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shut down the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor earlier this week.  This is the first time the Agency has used the fancy new power afforded it under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The FSMA gives the FDA the power to suspend a company’s registration when food manufactured or held there has a “reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals”.  As a result of the suspension, case Sunland can not produce or distribute any food. Continue reading

Safe Food for Canadians Act Passes!

On Tuesday night, viagra the Safe Food for Canadians Act passed through the House by a unanimous vote.  Hooray!  Next steps:  royal assent and the bill will become law.  Then the fun begins as the Government consults with industry officials to get Regulations in place to implement the Act.

Safe Food for Canadians Act Passes Through Standing Committee

Another quickie update on the status of the Safe Food for Canadians Act:  earlier this week the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food completed its review of the Bill.

During that stage of the legislative process, members of the Committee examined the fine points of the draft legislation, listened to  witnesses give their opinions on the bill (I should definitely blog about that process sometime soon – I’ve read some of the debates and lets just say they were HEATED!), and then considered it clause-by-clause study based on the testimony. Continue reading