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CFIA Food Processing Specialist Inspector Jennifer Hayes on on the job at a Toronto area meat processing plant Nov 16, 2010. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)
CFIA Food Processing Specialist Inspector Jennifer Hayes on on the job at a Toronto area meat processing plant Nov 16, 2010. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

Food-safety system failing Canadians, group says Add to ...

All five of Canada’s federal political parties have promised to beef up food safety if elected in May, but their pledges aren’t enough to please a national medical policy group working to stoke the debate.

In an editorial that warns Canadians that they “Eat at your own risk,” the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Wednesday slammed the country’s food-safety system for what it called “major failings” related to the tracking of food-borne illnesses.

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