Thursday, July 11, 2019

Feds commit $24.4 million to fight food fraud

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced that $24.4 million will be given to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to fight food fraud.

She said it’s important to protect Canadian consumers and producers.

The government said it will be “revamping of the current food fraud program, conducting more inspections and collecting more samples to uncover sources of food fraud, and gathering surveillance data for additional intelligence.”

So far this year, the CFIA has released a report on 240 samples of honey tested for illegally added sugar and has laid charges for false claims about virgin olive oil.