Just a few
weeks after the Canadian federal government announced plans for an
investigation into Maple Leaf Foods' massive listeria-related
recall last summer, a parliamentary committee announced it will conduct its
own probe of the incident, the Toronto Star reported.
A subcommittee of the federal agriculture committee has pledged to carry out
an open and transparent investigation of the outbreak's details and look
broadly at Canada's
food safety system. It will have the power to call witnesses and produce
There has been criticism of the federal government's probe, which will be
conducted behind closed doors and will have no power to subpoena witnesses,
the Star reported.