November 20, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canada's food safety system was ranked the best in the world, in a report released today by the Conference Board of Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph's Food Institute. Canada's food safety system tied for first place with Ireland in a comparison of 17 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
This superior ranking highlights our success in a number of areas such as our capacity to respond to food safety emergencies, as well as food safety communication to stakeholders and the public. The report also found that public trust in food safety was the highest in Canada.
The overall world ranking score is determined by 10 indicators organized in three areas: assessment, management and communication.
On November 21, 2014 the Conference Board of Canada will be hosting a live webinar to discuss the results of this report.
Minister of Health
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