by Helena Bottemiller | Jun 04, 2010
Food Safety News
The U.S. and Canada tied for fourth in a recent food safety performance ranking report that looked at 17 of the 31 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Australia, Denmark, and the United Kingdom tied for first in the study. Italy, France, and Ireland fared poorly, ranking close to last.
The Food Safety Performance World Ranking, a joint project of Sylvain Charlebois, a professor at University of Regina's business school and Chris Yost, a biology professor and the Canada Research Chair in Microbes, the Environment, and Food Safety, assessed for categories for the performance ranking: consumer affairs, biosecurity and trades, governance and recalls, and traceability and management.