Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

May 16, 2013 17:26 ET

Media Advisory: Harper Government to Make Announcement Regarding Food Safety

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.

When: May 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: The Saskatoon Co-operative - Stonebridge Food Store
511 Wellman Crescent,
Saskatoon, SK,
S7T 0J1

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

Passcode: 8259132

Participants attending the event are asked to register 15 minutes prior to the briefing with a CFIA Media Relations Officer on site.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600

    Office of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
    Jeff English
    613-773-1059