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Take action on food inspection shortage

Campaign addresses the need for more meat inspectors.

Take action on food inspection shortage"... we were grossly resourced, starved... "

These are the words of Don Irons, a meat inspection supervisor responsible for the Maple Leaf facility in Toronto whose product killed 22 Canadians last year, describing the inspector shortage in the months prior to the outbreak.

When asked if anything has changed, does he now have the resources needed to ensure the food we eat is safe, Mr. Irons replied "no, I do not."

The Prime Minister has asked independent investigator Sheila Weatherill to review what happened and make recommendations to prevent another outbreak.

To make meaningful change, Sheila Weatherill must address the inspector shortage. If she does not, her recommendations will have little real meaning.

Sheila Weatherill needs to hear this from individual Canadians. Please urge that she recommend measures to increase the federal inspectorate among the changes she calls for...

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  Inspector shortage must be addressed for Food Safety, by Food Safety First

Posted: June 06, 2009

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