Amongst 17 countries, Canada and Ireland were ranked first in world food safety. These results came from the 2014 World Ranking of Food Safety Performance at the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada and the Food Institute of the University of Guelph.
The countries that participated in this ranking were a part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Countries were judged based on ten different indicators chosen across three different areas; food safety risk governance: risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.
Since 2008, Canada has been in the top tier in regards to food safety but many agree that there is still room for Canada to improve. Some issues that can be improved are more frequent reporting and relaying of information to the public on both chemical risks in food consumption and nutrition and dietary studies.
Where does Australia fit in world food safety?
Once we were a country that thrived in our food safety standards but unfortunately, we have fallen behind. With the recent revelations regrading Bonsoy soy milk and nanomaterials found in food packaging, it is no wonder that we are lagging behind.
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