Food inspector grilled over conflict of interestEmployee suspended after working for meat company in another jurisdiction02/07/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today This instalment of You Make the Call looks at a government meat inspector who was disciplined over conflict of interest concerns. Frank Duske was a feed specialist in Lethbridge, Alta., for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Over a 24-year career with the agency, he held several other positions, including that of a meat inspector. The agency was very concerned with maintaining a public reputation of impartiality as a regulator of the meat and food business. As a result it has a Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code, which prohibits employees from having private interests that could affect or be perceived to affect their duties with the agency. The code requires all employees to review their personal and professional interests to “identify and avoid any actual or potential conflicts of interest. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.