Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 05, 2013 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Ritz to Make Important Announcement Regarding Canada's Food Safety System

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) - Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will make an important announcement regarding Canada's food safety system. Minister Ritz will be joined by Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament LaVar Payne, and officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Event: Announcement

When: June 5, 2013 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location: House of Commons Foyer

Media Technical Briefing

The news conference will be preceded by a telephone briefing to be provided by senior representatives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Representatives from Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will also be on hand to answer questions.

The briefing is for background information and there will be a question and answer session.

* Materials associated with this technical briefing and the Minister's announcement will be distributed under embargo to those who register prior to the start of the briefing. Media are encouraged to register and obtain the materials by calling 613-773-6600 or emailing media@inspection.gc.ca .

All information will be under embargo until the news conference begins.

When: June 5, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries
    CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600

    Jeffrey English
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    613-773-1059