U.S. audit raised ‘significant questions’ about Canadian meat inspections
By CBC NewsFeatures Business & Policy Trade United States
CFIA says Canada and U.S. systems differ, but both work to ensure meat is free of contamination.
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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