Canadian ag committee to investigate Maple Leaf Foods outbreak


By Ann Bagel Storck on 2/13/2009


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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 documents.

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.


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