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Infographic: The Importer Risk Assessment model at a glance

The Importer Risk Assessment (IRA) model is being developed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) following the same scientific and transparent approach as the one used for the Establishment-based Risk Assessment models (ERA-Food, ERA- Hatchery, ERA-Feed Mill, and ERA-Renderer). The IRA model will be used to assess importers licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations that bring food products to be sold in their imported condition.

Identification of Canadian experts

Identification of risk factors associated with food safety risk

Evaluation of data availability for the IRA model

Risk factors' criteria weighting for the IRA model

Source attribution at the commodity and sub-product levels

Design of the IRA model algorithm

Performance assessment of the IRA model

Next steps


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