Daily Archives: February 26, 2010

MNR stages a Michael Schmidt style raid on an Army Major butchering a pig in his garage for himself and a friend

The amateur butcher of Carlsbad Springs, Major Mark Tijssen with his sons. Landowner photo.

When I first read the story that follows, in the recent Dec. Jan. Landowner magazine, my first reaction was to note many similarities to the story of the raid on Michael Schmidt’s raw milk dairy farm in November of 2006. Continue reading

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Seventy truckloads of meat bypassing Canada’s border inspection process since January 4th, 2010, faced NO real consequences or government action

Here’s an excerpt from the Windsor Star story from February 19, 2010, titled “Meat Safety system needs an overhaul”:

Seventy truckloads of U.S. meat have evaded inspection since January 4th, 2010 . Picture from the Keepbreathing blog.

“Food safety became a huge issue for Canadians in 2008, when at least 20 people died from consuming deli meats tainted with listeria. We’d always put faith in our system of checks and balances, assuming that our food supply was well-regulated and meat products were inspected frequently.

In the aftermath of those devastating deaths, Canadians expected inspections would become even more rigorous, yet Brian Masse has exposed a serious flaw that could cause more harm to consumers. Continue reading

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