Food safety is a shared responsibility of all those involved in food production. Health Canada is the government body responsible for creating the safety and nutritional quality regulations, policies and standards of all food sold in Canada.
Biosecurity refers to procedures that prevent the introduction of diseases and reduce the frequency and severity of infection when they occur.
Wheat is a staple food for 35% of the world’s population and it is Canada’s largest field crop. Wheat is grown on nearly 50,000 farms in Canada and our country is the fifth-largest wheat producer in the world.