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The CFIA Chronicle

Fall 2017

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Message from the President and the Executive Vice-President

Photo - B.A. (Bruce) Archibald, Carolina Giliberti

Over the past few years the CFIA has been working to respond to ever-changing risks to food, animal health and plants as well as to the necessity for Canadian industry to be more efficient and innovative in order to compete in a global economy. The Agency's new framework, "Responding to Today, Building for the Future" positions the Agency moving forward.

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Bovine tuberculosis: a tough adversary

Last fall, a cow from a Canadian herd was confirmed as being infected with bovine tuberculosis when it was slaughtered at an establishment in the USA. The industry braced itself for the robust but necessary measures to prevent disease spread, protect Canadian herds and sustain access to international markets.

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Food fraud

Food fraud is generally considered to be the misrepresentation or adulteration of a product for economic gain.

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Take advantage of the CFIA's online services

Improving service is a key priority for the Agency. We've talked to businesses and consumers across the country and, not surprisingly, the common expectation is to have access to secure and convenient online services.

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Can drones help the fight against invasive species?

Whether you call them flying robots or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more and more people are operating drones. The CFIA continues to research the capabilities and future applications of drones as a detection tool for invasive species to help better manage and eradicate plant pests.

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CanadaGAP successfully completes the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Food Safety Recognition Program

Industry and the CFIA work together to enhance food safety for Canadian families from farm to fork through programs such as the CFIA's Food Safety Recognition Program (FSRP).

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Did You Know?

Ask CFIA is your single point of entry for questions about current regulatory requirements. Since June 2016, over 1500 regulatory questions have been answered. Ask CFIA is available to most food businesses including those in the following sectors: fish and seafood, dairy, fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, maple, honey and egg and egg products. Have a regulatory question? Ask CFIA.

Consultation and Engagement Opportunities

Consultation is a key activity of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It supports open and transparent government. We encourage you to have a look at the complete list of consultation and engagement opportunities, become informed and have your say.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions about regulatory requirements or other technical questions regarding your business, visit Ask CFIA.

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