Calgary, AB –The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed the Safe Food for Canadians Act tabled in the Senate today by the Government of Canada.
The CCA commends the Harper Government for bringing this ambitious but necessary legislation forward. The proposed Act will consolidate three acts, including the Canada Agricultural Products Act and the Meat Inspection Act, and streamline inspection and enforcement powers across all food commodities.
CCA President Martin Unrau said the new Act will address important issues in Canada’s beef cattle industry by improving control over imports and enabling traceability to move forward.
“I am particularly pleased that under the Act imported foods will be required to meet the same high standards that Canadian producers and processors now meet,” Unrau said.