Canadian Food Inspection Agency

We are dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

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If you have used BGRS or SIRVA Canada relocation services, your personal information may have been compromised. Learn about what precautionary measures are available to you.

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Travelling with pets, food or plants

Rules for travelling with a pet or bringing food or plants to Canada.

Importing food, plants or animals

Permits, notices, support and online services.

Exporting food, plants or animals

Licences, certificates, guidance, notices, and online services.

Food labels

Requirements, claims, understanding labels, legislative framework, food fraud, notices to industry and updates.

Food safety for industry

Regulatory requirements, traceability, packaging, standards and guidelines.

Food safety for consumers

Safe food handling practices, fraud, labelling, recalls and allergy alerts.

Food licences

How to apply, timelines, licence registry.

Find permits, licences, and approvals

Search for what is required to import, export or conduct domestic activities with food, plants, or animals in Canada.

Inspection and enforcement

Guidance, investigations, enforcement action and data, compliance.

Plant health

Plant pests and invasive species, fertilizer, soil, grains and field crops, seeds, cannabis, forestry, and horticulture.

Animal health

Biosecurity, humane transport, animal welfare, disease and surveillance, feed, veterinary biologics.

Preventive controls

Rules and best practices for people, property and processes.

Food recalls

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Avian influenza in livestock

Find out about avian influenza found in unpasteurized milk from sick cows in some parts of the U.S.