Quebec to investigate meat packaging
Dec. 5, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
MONTREAL, Quebec – The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has launched an investigation into allegations of butchers changing "best before" dates and repackaging products to extend the shelf-life of meats, the Montreal Gazette
An undercover video taken by Radio-Canada revealed some retailers changed labels on meat and poultry packages to deceive consumers about the freshness of the products. The video prompted Quebec Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis to order a review of federal and provincial regulations.
No incidents of foodborne illness or adverse reactions have been reported in association with consumption of repackaged meat, the Gazette reported.