The 2016 Canadian federal budget was released on March 22. In the budget, the government announced that an additional $38.5 million would be provided over the next two years to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
This additional funding is intended to modernize Canada’s food safety system, and will also allow the CFIA to perform more targeted inspection activities directed to the highest-risk foods. The CFIA has also been asked to enhance its inspection activities abroad to assist in identifying and responding to food safety risks from imported foods before those foods enter the Canadian market. CFIA will also be taking steps over the next year to improve the identification of added sugars and artificial dyes in processed foods.
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