Kashrut certificate (illustration)
Photo: Shlomi Cohen
In an effort to ensure a high level of food safety, the Canadian federal government has announced a grant of up to $764,000 to help fund the safety of kosher food products.
The announcement was made at the Jewish Community Council of Montreal, also known as the Vaad Ha'ir, which will play a major role in coordinating this new, voluntary initiative across the country.
According to the Canadian Jewish News, The Canadian Kosher Food Safety Initiative will oversee all phases of food safety, from the raw materials to processing, distribution and retailing.
"Food safety is a priority for this government and for all Canadians," said Industry Minister Christian Paradis "This investment will further increase consumer confidence in the safety of kosher food and help build a more competitive sector."
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life