Keith Warriner from the University of Guelph commenting on recent recalls and questioning where Canidian’s food comes from:
Part of the problem is the fact that Canada gets as much as 80 per cent of its produce from California, where health officials have warned growers three times in the last three years about their growing practices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued several warnings to California producers over the last three years urging them to improve safety standards, said Keith Warriner, a professor of food science at the University of Guelph.
"There’s definitely some sort of issues with the quality of irrigation water in California and that’s no doubt due to the pressures to get water," Warriner said.
Water contamination is sometimes a problem when it’s used in both animal and vegetable production systems, he added.
"It’s a recipe for disaster in a lot of ways."