Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Burnbrae won't let grading information go public

Burnbrae Farms of Mississauga, one of a number of divisions of Burnbrae Farms Limited, has gone to court to block release of its egg-industry performance.

More specifically, it doesn't want the records of Canadian Food Inspection Agency audits of its business to be released under an Access-to-Information request I filed two years ago.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency decided it would release the audit reports, but Burnbrae objected.

That moved the situation up to the federal government's commissioner of information and privacy.

Mediation failed, so it went to an adjudicator.

Earlier this year the adjudicator issued a report saying the information ought to be released.

And now Burnbrae is challenging that in federal court.

So what do you think Burnbrae has to hide?

And do you think that what the company is trying to hide affects the integrity and reputation of Ontario's egg industry?

And you do think affects the reputation of Ontario's egg industry, then why is the Egg Farmers of Ontario marketing board sitting on its hands? 

The egg board was quick off the mark to accuse Best Choice Eggs of cheating on egg grading. Does it operate under a double standard?