Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
For years, critics have complained that agencies like the Canadian Food Inspection Agency couldn’t possibly do its job properly, reporting to Parliament through Agriculture Canada, because ag promotes food.
But it’s good marketing if that food is safe.
So CFIA was moved to report through Health Canada.
Absolutely no difference.
And then there’s the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The key is solid outbreak investigations and public accountability.
The majority of cases (60%) are female, with an average age of 40 years. Sixteen people have been hospitalized, and all have recovered or are recovering. No deaths have been reported.
To date, the source of this investigation has not been identified, but poultry products are food items of interest in the ongoing investigation. Further evidence in the investigation is needed to determine the source in this outbreak.