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TFC To Receive Food Safety Funding


March 26, 2010
By Canadian Poultry

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March 25, 2010- Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of more than $50,000 for the
Turkey Farmers of Canada's on-farm food safety program.

March 25, 2010- Agriculture Minister
Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of more than $50,000 for the
Turkey Farmers of Canada's on-farm food safety program.

This investment will help the Turkey Farmers of Canada update their On-Farm
Food Safety Program (OFFSP), including their training course materials
to ensure that farmers keep up to speed with new science and food
safety practices. The OFFS program identifies potential on-farm food
safety hazards and provides producers with best management practices to
mitigate those risks. It is a national program based on Hazard Analysis
of Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles, to make sure that
potential food safety problems are caught before products leave the
farm gate.

"We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the
Government of Canada to continue the development of our On-Farm Food
Safety Program", said Mark Davies, Chair of the Turkey Farmers of
Canada. "To assure our industry partners and consumers that our farmers
take their roles very seriously, we work with our members to ensure the
effectiveness of on-farm food safety practices. Canadian turkey
continues to be a healthy protein of choice for the consumer."

This
federal Growing Forward investment is being funded through the Canadian
Integrated Food Safety Initiative (CIFSI). The Government of Canada is
creating real results for farmers and helping organizations develop
national, government-recognized on-farm and/or post-farm HACCP or
HACCP-based food safety systems. To find out more about this
initiative, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/cifsi .