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Lizon Pleased To Announce Improved Communications Tools For Food Safety

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(MISSISSAUGA ON) This morning Wladyslaw Lizon, MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, was pleased to announce the Harper government’s work to provide improved communications tools to help consumers with essential, real-time and easy-to-understand information about food safety and food recalls.

“Our government is committed to improving the awareness of what Canadians purchase and consume,” said Lizon. “Parents want to know that the food they provide to their families is healthy and safe to eat.”

Lizon pointed to the key initiatives, which the Minister of Health recently announced, including:

• Food recall warnings that are clearer and easier for consumers to understand can be found on inspection.gc.ca and healthycanadians.gc.ca;
• A new Healthy and Safe Food Facebook Page, that will post easy-to-read information on recalls;
• An expanded use of Twitter to reach more Canadians with important information, including details about food safety and recalls; and
• Interactive tools, now available for smartphones and tablets, which provide important food safety information to consumers on food recall and meat inspection.

“We are improving food recall warnings by making food safety processes and information about recalls easier to understand, easier to access and more readily available for consumers,” added Lizon. “This is important to Canadians and we agree.”

Lizon was pleased to share the news with local resident, Debbie Bruce, who is co-director of the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative. “Those with anaphylaxis must know every ingredient in every product they come in contact with,” said Bruce. “This increased access to timely and easy to understand information about food recalls – especially alerts to undeclared allergens – is important in order for people to make informed and safe choices. The Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative fully supports this initiative.”

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