New food regulations fail to address seafood traceability, Oceana regrets
Seafood products on display at a Canadian market. (Photo: David Suzuki Foundation)
The conservation organisation Oceana states that the new Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) that have just been published by the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA) do not align with international best practices.
According to the NGO, such regulations do not address the need to stop seafood fraud or keep illegally caught seafood out of Canadian supply chains.
“CFIA had the opportunity to move in the right direction to ensure all seafood sold in Canada is safe, honestly labelled and legally caught, but they fell short,” said Julia Levin, Seafood Fraud Campaigner, Oce...
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