We often don’t think of the law or government regulation when we sit down to eat.
That is, until something like the recent E. coli beef recall occurs. Then we begin to question what protects us from dangerous food and what the role of the government is in doing so.
So what laws govern food safety?
“Food Safety in Canada – A Balancing Act?” looks at which laws govern food safety, the role of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the complexities of the balance between protecting consumers and protecting economic interests.
For more articles about where food and the law intersect, check out our May/June 2012 issue: Food for Thought.