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Title : Oceana takes aim at Canada’s seafood traceability rules
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Source : Undercurrent News
Year : 2018
Link : https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2018/06/18/oceana-takes-aim-at-canadas-seafood-traceability-rules/
Country : Canada
Commodity: SE SeaFood-All
Abstract: Environmental activist group Oceana Canada believes that new seafood traceability rules issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) don’t go far enough. The new rules, Safe Foods for Canadians Regulations, don’t adequately address the threat of seafood mislabeling or keep illegally caught fish out of the country’s supply chain, the group asserts. Oceana said that to fight what it called “extensive” mislabeling in Canada, the country should implement full “boat to plate” traceability and stricter labelling requirements although the new rules do neither, it said in a press release.“CFIA had the opportunity to move in the right direction to ensure all seafood sold in Canada is safe, honestly labelled and legally caught, but they fell short,” said Julia Levin, Seafood Fraud Campaigner, Oceana Canada.“These regulations leave Canada well behind international best practices. ”