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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.


Caffeinated energy drinks

Importer and retailer responsibilities for caffeinated energy drinks.

Avian influenza

Get the latest update on avian influenza.

Services and information

Recalls and safety alerts

Find recalls, advisories and safety alerts.

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 licences

How to apply, timelines, licence registry.

Food safety for consumers

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

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.

Plant varieties

How to register, registered and cancelled varieties, Plant Breeders' Rights, plants with novel traits, potato varieties.

Preventive controls

Rules and best practices for people, property and processes.

Organic products

Standards, claims, sampling, testing, logos, labels.

Environment and sustainable development

Advancing sustainable development and climate action.

Corporate information


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