Ag Committee to Investigate Listeria Outbreak

CANADA - There will be a parliamentary investigation into the listeria incidents at Maple Leaf Foods last year.
calendar icon 16 February 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, according to Meatingplace, citing Toronto Star.

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, concludes the report.

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