December 12, 2008

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Spending Freeze

CFIA spending freeze compromises food safety

OTTAWA, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - A spending and hiring freeze at the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency is making a dangerous situation worse when it
comes to food safety and inspection, according to the Agriculture Union - PSAC
which represents Canada's food inspectors.
The Union released a recent memo from CFIA senior management which
declares the agency will "defer, scale down, or cancel all non-essential
staffing, training, conferences, hospitality, professional services, travel
and overtime", among other measures.


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