Consultation: Periodic Review of the “Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods” (2011)

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from November 6, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

Health Canada sought input from stakeholders and interested parties to help inform the periodic review of the "Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods" (2011; the Listeria policy). As part of the review process, Health Canada is examining the latest science and the evolving Canadian food environment. In this consultation, the Department sought ways to improve its guidance to industry and regulatory authorities.

Who was the focus of this consultation

This consultation was intended for:

Input was also welcome from all other interested stakeholders and members of the general public.

Key questions for input

The goal of Health Canada’s Listeria policy (2011) is to help the food industry to manufacture and import safer ready-to-eat foods by implementing Listeria control measures.

We sought your input based on the following prompts:

Information gathered from this questionnaire will be used to inform the scientific basis of the policy revision.

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Contact Us

Bureau of Microbial Hazards
Food Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
Postal Locator: 2204D
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

Telephone: 613-957-0880
Fax: 613-954-1198

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