The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) works with various national and international bodies and not-for-profit organizations to meet food safety standards and improve awareness and consumer protection.

Food Safety

Audits of meat inspection

The CFIA conducts audits of the food safety systems of Canada's trading partners, including various elements of their meat inspection systems.

Memorandums of Cooperation and/or Understanding

The CFIA works with international counterparts to establish areas of common work, cooperation and understanding to be developed and/or accomplished in the near future.

Organic equivalency arrangements

The CFIA establishes organic equivalency arrangements with other countries after assessing and comparing each other’s regulatory systems and standards for consistency.

Regulatory partnership

The CFIA works with other countries such as the United States to align regulatory approaches where possible in order to improve consistency and reduce their complexity and strengthen consumer protection.