May 16, 2013 17:26 ET
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - On May 17, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will make an announcement regarding food safety in Canada.
The Minister, along with senior representatives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada, will be available to respond to media questions following the announcement. Joining the Minister from the CFIA will be Dr. Martine Dubuc, Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada and Vice-President of Science, Neil Bouwer, Vice-President of Policy and Programs, Dr. Parthi Muthukumarasamy, Acting Director of Meat Programs. On the phone line will be Hélène Couture, Chief of the Evaluation Division for the Bureau of Microbial Hazards at Health Canada.
There will be a teleconference number for media outside of Saskatoon. Reporters will be able to participate in the question and answer session. Please be prepared to provide your name and affiliation.
Teleconference phone number: 1- 877-413-4814
Participants attending the event are asked to register 15 minutes prior to the briefing with a CFIA Media Relations Officer on site.
Canadian Food Inspection AgencyMedia Relations613-773-6600Office of Agriculture Minister Gerry RitzJeff English613-773-1059
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