Canada-Government to investigate meat company and food poisoning
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CANADA-INVESTIGATION INTO 22 DEATHS.
A Canadian parliamentary committee will investigate last summer’s deadly listeria outbreak, just a few weeks after the Canadian
federal government announced plans for an investigation, the Toronto Star
A subcommittee of the federal agriculture committee has pledged to carry out
an ’open and transparent’ investigation of the outbreak’s details at Maple
Leaf Foods. The catastrophe led to infected meat, among which was a lot of
pork products, which eventually killed at least 20 people and left hundreds,
perhaps thousands, ill.
In addition, it will look broadly at Canada’s food safety system. It
will have the power to call witnesses and produce documents.
The move comes amid growing controversy over the government’s examination of
the largest ever meat recall in Canadian history. The federal investigation,
to be lead by Sheila Weatherill, was fiercely criticised for being too secretive and limited.