Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 27, 2011 11:42 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Dr. Brian Evans, Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Food Safety Officer, will speak to media about Canada's role in global efforts to control foreign animal diseases such as rinderpest ("cattle plague"), which the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced has now been eradicated.

Recognizing the need to protect Canadian farmers and the Canadian public from foreign threats, the Government of Canada works with the OIE and other international partners to control and, where possible, eradicate animal diseases that can have a devastating impact on the economy and human health, in Canada and globally.

Date:Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:13:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
Location:n/a

A teleconference line will be available. Participants should begin calling 10 minutes prior to the news conference start time and ask for the "CFIA Animal Disease Investigation News Conference".

Conference Number:613-960-7520 or 1-877-413-4803

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600