In line with ongoing Government of Canada radiation surveillance and monitoring activities across Canada, last week the Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted sampling and testing of domestic milk from British Columbia to verify that milk remains safe for consumption. The BC Dairy industry supported this testing of milk for radiation to ensure that consumer safety was not compromised. The result of this testing confirms that BC milk is safe to drink.
Canadian consumer safety is the highest priority for dairy farmers and dairy food companies. The BC dairy industry continues to work closely with federal and provincial government agencies to ensure a safe milk supply. In the unlikely event action is needed, we can assure you that our industry will work diligently to ensure consumer safety is not compromised.
For up to date information, please check the BC Centre for Disease Control website: www.bccdc.ca
and the Canadian Food Inspection Safety website at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/imp/radrese.shtml