In the 2014 federal budget – the Economic Action Plan 2014 – the federal government plans on investing $390 million over five years to strengthen Canada’s food safety system.
Funding Will Support:
- hiring of more than 200 additional inspectors and other staff
- establishing a national information system to enable authorities to move quickly to detect and respond to food safety risks
- continuing core bovine spongiform encephalopathy-related programming aimed at safeguarding human and animal health
The federal government says it will also pursue legislative amendments as needed to facilitate the implementation of food safety program improvements.