Monthly Archives: May 2013

Action – Did Someone Say Action!?!

People, order we have action in the Canadian food safety world!

Last week the government announced that it is “taking action” to further strengthen the Canadian food safety system.  According to this announcement, the Safe Food for Canadians Act which was passed in November of last year will come into force at the beginning of 2015.  Over the next two years, the CFIA will work with consumer groups and industry to develop the regulations that are needed to support the Act. Continue reading

Innovation and Food Safety – as Good Together as Peanut Butter and Chocolate

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting with John Russell, about it a representative for an innovative company, this web AquaLab. John talked to us at thefoodlawyer about some really interesting technology the company has developed for use in (among others) the food space.

Chatting with John served as an important reminder:  We tend to think about food in the context of the people who make it (farmers, producers, etc.), people who sell it (supermarkets, restaurants, etc.) and people who regulate it (Health Canada).  When it comes to innovation in the food industry (a favourite of ours!), it’s often companies outside the traditional food space that really move the needle. Continue reading