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U.S. audit raised ‘significant questions’ about Canadian meat inspections

CFIA says Canada and U.S. systems differ, but both work to ensure meat is free of contamination.


August 11, 2017
By CBC News

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found “systemic” inspection and sanitation problems during its most recent audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems, issues American officials say “raise significant questions about the Canadian system.”

The most “significant” concern, U.S. auditors said, was that Canadian government plant inspectors were not checking for residual feces and digestive waste materials on each carcass in slaughterhouses prior to export.

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