TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada applauds today's
announcement by the federal government of changes to protect food
"We support the announcement today by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz,"
said Dave Wilkes, Senior Vice President of RCC's grocery division.
"Food safety is the primary concern of Canada's grocery retailers; it
is the foundation upon which all other priorities are built."
Minister Ritz announced the Safe Food for Canadians Act, intended to
strengthen and modernize the food safety system. The Act will
consolidate the Fish Inspection Act, the Canada Agricultural Products
Act, the Meat Inspection Act, and the food provisions of the Consumer
Packaging and Labelling Act.
"Canada's retail grocers share the government's commitment to protect
the health and safety of Canadian consumers," said Wilkes. "We look
forward to continuing to work with the federal government."
Retail Council of Canada (www.retailcouncil.org) is the Voice of Retail. Founded in 1963, RCC is a not-for-profit
association which represents more than 45,000 stores of all retail
formats, including department, grocery, independent merchants, regional
and national specialty chains, and online merchants.
SOURCE Retail Council of Canada
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