Re: Harper Agriculture Minister jokes about ListeriaSep 18th, 2008
Hey, waitaminit!! I don't think the horrible circumstance was caused by the minister. Last I heard it was Maple Leaf's incompetence that caused it.
Hence the reason why Governments should never relegate food safety to industry self-regulation. It may well have happened if CFIA was still inspecting on a regular basis, instead of now in an oversight position. That's the whole scandal that brews in the festering pork processing halls of Parliament. The machinery needs to be taken apart and cleaned out to prevent build-ups of deadly pathogens, much like the agri-food processors.