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Contact us – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Find contact information for offices, questions, complaints, appeals, applications or permissions.

We cannot provide medical advice.

If you think something you ate or drank made you sick, seek medical attention.

General enquiries

  • 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
  • 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
  • Hours are 8 am to 8 pm (EST), Monday to Friday, except holidays.

Media enquiries

By telephone

Find an office specializing in food safety, plant or animal health.


Send us a question or comment via our website.


Request an authorization or get help with import requirements.


Licenses, permits, registrations, exemptions, authorizations, and permissions to move.

Food safety or labelling issues

How to report a concern.

Complaints and appeals

Steps to send a complaint or appeal a CFIA decision.

Pre-market applications

Livestock feed, Plant Breeders' Rights, fertilizer, crop variety, plant with novel traits, veterinary biologic.

Produce inspections

To resolve buyer-seller disputes over the quality of shipped fresh fruit and vegetables.

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