Access to information and privacy

Access to information

As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recognizes your right to access information in government records. The Access to Information Act allows any person or corporation in Canada to submit an official request for Government of Canada records. All federal government institutions, including the CFIA, must make every reasonable effort to help anyone making an access to information request. The identity of all requesters is protected.

Privacy Act

The Privacy Act gives any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada the right to access personal information about them that is held by the federal government. This law also protects against unauthorized disclosure of personal information and strictly controls how the federal government will collect, use, store and dispose of any personal information.

Contact us

The CFIA's Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office manages access to information requests, personal information requests and Privacy Impact Assessments. You can contact the office

  • by email at:
  • or in writing to:
    Access to Information and Privacy Office
    Integrity and Redress Secretariat
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1, Room 0-149
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9