Friday, October 31, 2014

CFIA cracking down on food imports

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency appears to be cracking down hard on food imports, judging by its website report on detentions during the first half of this year.

Ontario inspectors appear to have been particularly vigilant with 116 detentions listed.

They span companies large and small and a broad range of products.

Nestle Canada had a large number of Stouffer’s brand products detained, apparently for reasons unrelated to food safety.

Ronald Chisholm Ltd., which is a major importer of a variety of products, was hit by several detentions of beef.

Given Canada’s high tariffs, it’s somewhat surprising that there were detentions of chicken imported by companies such as Erie Meats and turkey by P&H Foods.

The list is posted at .