Chicken farmers' food safety plan moves ahead
8/13/2008 4:01:00 PM
Source of Article: http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/issues/ISArticle.asp?id=88217&issue=08132008&story_id=&PC=FBC
A national on-farm food safety program for
"Under Safe, Safer, Safest,
top-notch safety practices and procedures will be found on each Canadian
"This will ensure that Canadian chicken farmers continue to produce a safe and high quality product, as they have been doing for generations."
Safe, Safer, Safest guides chicken farmers on safe food production practices, from cleaning the barn in preparation for the next flock through to shipment of market-weight birds, the CFC said.
The program was developed in 1998 with support
from Agriculture and
The program is based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. HACCP is an internationally recognized food safety system that identifies points in the food production process where control measures should be in place. CFIA provides industry with scientific and technical advice on the application of HACCP principles, CFC said.
The program has already been implemented in
The memorandum of understanding that the
provincial and national boards signed Tuesday in
The agreement is expected to move the program closer to recognition by CFIA as a national program and move it forward to a national system of third-party audits. Organizing such audits and ensuring farmers are up to date on program standards would be among the responsibilities of provincial chicken boards under this agreement.
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