Mar. 19, 2013, Ottawa, ON - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) was awarded with full federal, provincial and territorial government recognition for its On-Farm Food Safety Assurance Program (OFFSAP) at its annual meeting in Ottawa. The announcement was made by the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.
CFC is the first commodity organization in Canada to achieve this level of government recognition for the effective and consistent implementation of its OFFSAP that promotes the production of safe food at the farm level.
"CFC has been committed to our OFFSAP, to the government recognition process and to demonstrating to consumers the commitment of Canadian chicken farmers to food safety. CFC is proud to receive full government recognition of the OFFSAP," said Dave Janzen, Chair of CFC.
This commitment has been demonstrated by the mandatory enforcement of the OFFSAP in each province from coast to coast, which will help to maintain a comprehensive national on-farm food safety assurance program.
For more information, please visit www.chicken.ca.