Thursday, October 19, 2017

Canada, U.S., sign food safety deal

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share food safety data and research.

The MOU was signed this week at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition campus in College Park, Maryland.

The agreement further eases the sharing of information on matters such as development of research methods and needs, genomic sequence data, chemical and microbiological risk profiles, method validation data and newly developed methods.

Fostering increased collaboration with countries outside our borders will allow scientists within the CFIA and across Canada to access greater food safety information and data, bolstering innovation and advancing research which will ultimately help lead to a better quality of life for all Canadians, the CFIA says on its website.

It's a good thing this was not part of the NAFTA negotiations!