U.S. audit raised 'significant questions' about Canadian meat inspections

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Canadian authorities enter American corporations covertly as a "matter of National Security". It seems America also has such concerns; far more legitimate I can assure you, and they must protect their citizens from potential health risks. This might require a ban until Canada meets certain standards.

We can get away with selling this food to Canadians, in the same many the security apparatus lies and generates business for themselves with a docile population; but America doesn't seem interested in buying this same garbage.


U.S. has 'significant questions' about Canadian meat inspection

The U.S. Agriculture Department 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.

"Auditors noted that government inspectors appear to not be conducting carcass-by-carcass post-mortem inspection to ensure freedom from contamination," noted the audit. Conducted in 2016, it was released this spring but garnered little attention.

"This could be a significant finding for the [U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service] and could be inconsistent with [U.S.] requirements."

"Post-mortem inspection procedures that do not ensure carcass-by-carcass inspection . . . raise significant questions about the Canadian system," American officials wrote in the audit.

The audits were conducted in September 2016 in slaughterhouses in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec and shared with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in April.

U.S. requirements on imported meat
The United States requires carcasses to be inspected by a government inspector to confirm they aren't contaminated before they are stamped "inspected and passed." The rule applies both to meat from the U.S. and carcasses imported into the country.

The U.S. government could temporarily ban Canadian plants from exporting their products to the United States if the requirements aren't met.

The CFIA declined CBC News' request for interview, but issued a statement insisting Canada's food system is safe.
 

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