ARCHIVED - Consultation on the Proposed Revisions to the Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods

Notice to the reader

: The online consultation is now closed. Comments and suggestions received during the public consultation period are being considered in the finalization of this document. The final report will be made available as soon as possible.

Health Canada's Bureau of Microbial Hazards is seeking comments on proposed revisions to the 2004 policy on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods. This policy is an important tool used by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, provincial/territorial governments and food industry to identify steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of Listeria contamination in these foods.

How to get Involved

This consultation is open for comment starting March 22 until May 3, 2010. Please select and read through the link below titled "Consultation Document". Once read please submit your comments via email or by mail to:

Health Canada
Bureau of Microbial Hazards
Sir F. G. Banting Research Centre
Postal Locator 2204E
Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0L2

Background Documents:

Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by May 3, 2010.

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Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this Web site.

If you have any questions, contact us at: bmh_bdm@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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