After listeria deaths, food safety becomes Canadian election topic


Food safety becomes election issue after Canada's deadly listeria outbreak; Liberal Leader calls for resignation of agriculture minister. One issue is new rules requiring inspectors to spend more time going over records of tests and tasks at processing plants, which leaves too little time on physical inspections, union leader says. And: Meat slicing machines likely source of contamination (click 'See also').

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Tags: Amy Chung, Brian Evans, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Compliance Verification System, Doug Currie, food inspectors, food safety, Gerry Ritz, Jason Buckland, Karen Howlett, listeria, listeriosis, Maple Leaf, Michael McCain, Ottawa, Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec City, St├ęphane Dion, Stephen Harper, Sun Media, Tony Clement, Winnipeg

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