NFU offers recommendations to the provincial government on meat inspection. We understand that current legislation and regulations governing production, processing and sale of livestock vary considerably from province to province. But there is a basic principle that we believe must be the foundation for regulations across Canada. That principle is that meat inspection standards should be implemented solely in the public interest for the purpose of protecting public health. Meat inspection standards should not be used as a vehicle to facilitate further corporate concentration of processing and slaughter facilities in fewer and larger hands.