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2009-09-12 09:22:00

Canada has earmarked $75 million to prevent a recurrence of a listeriosis outbreak that killed 22 and sickened hundreds more, authorities said. One year ago we were reminded that the job of keeping Canadians safe is never done. There are always new opportunities to strengthen our food safety system, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Friday. The government will implement all 57 recommendations made by independent investigator Sheila Weatherill, The Toronto Star reported Saturday....

2008-08-29 15:00:52

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2008) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will be holding a news conference today to discuss the investigation into the current listeriosis outbreak. Technical spokespeople from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada will also be on hand to respond to questions regarding the investigation. Date:________Friday, August 29, 2008. Place:______ Central Experimental Farm...

2008-08-27 15:01:10

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2008) - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will be holding a news conference today to discuss the investigation into the current listeriosis outbreak. Technical spokespeople from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada will also be on hand to respond to questions regarding the investigation. Date:______ Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Place:______The National Press Gallery Theatre...

2008-07-30 21:00:29

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 30, 2008) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published rule regarding the implementation of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL). "The Government of Canada is disappointed with the U.S. COOL legislation, and remains concerned that it may discriminate against Canadian products," said Minister Ritz. "We will analyze the recently released rule to determine the economic...

2008-06-14 15:00:18

SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - June 14, 2008) - The Government of Canada continues to stand up for farmers and ranchers by providing up to $9 million in financial assistance to farmers in Southwest Saskatchewan affected by years of drought. The announcement was made today by David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, on behalf of the federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "The Government of Canada promised to bring in stable and reliable farm programs...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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