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Statement from Minister Duclos on World Food Safety Day 2023

OTTAWA, ON, June 7, 2023 /CNW/ - The Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, has issued the following statement:

"Today I invite all Canadians to join me in recognizing World Food Safety Day 2023 because safe food is essential to our health and wellbeing. This year's theme 'Food Standards Save Lives' reminds us that food standards help us ensure the food we eat and feed our families is safe to consume. 

Canada is recognized worldwide as having one of the best food safety systems. Our food standards are the result of years of applying the best science, evidence, and experience, including ongoing engagement and collaboration with international partners, provinces and territories, stakeholders, consumers, and industry.

Standards play a critical role in our food safety system by preventing foodborne illness and promoting a safe and reliable food supply in Canada and everywhere domestic food is exported. Our confidence and trust in the safety of our food is a direct result of how our standards are implemented by industry and enforced through inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and our provincial and territorial partners.

Guided by science, the CFIA applies food standards in many ways, by:

On top of that, under the Government of Canada's first-ever Food Policy for Canada, we are investing to improve access to food; combat significant challenges in accessing healthy food in Canada's North; increase consumer pride and confidence in our farmers; reduce food waste; and tackle food fraud.
Food standards save lives, and we can all play a role in keeping our food safety system one of the best in the world. To mark Word Food Safety Day, I invite you to take a moment to sign up to be notified about recalls, and remember you can also report a potential food safety issue."  

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) touches the lives of all Canadians in so many positive ways. Each day, hard-working CFIA employees ? including inspectors, veterinarians and scientists ? inspect food for safety risks, protect plants from pests and invasive species, and respond to animal diseases that could threaten Canada's national herd and human health. Guided by science-based decision-making and modern regulations, the Agency works tirelessly to ensure access to safe and healthy food in Canada, and support access to international markets for our high-quality agricultural products. To learn more, visit inspection.canada.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

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