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.
Get the latest update on current AI detections in Canada
How to spot it, where to report it and what the CFIA is doing to combat it.
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.
Requirements, claims, understanding labels, legislative framework, food fraud, notices to industry and updates.
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 pests and invasive species, fertilizer, soil, grains and field crops, seeds, cannabis, forestry, and horticulture.
Biosecurity, humane transport, animal welfare, disease and surveillance, feed, veterinary biologics.
How to register, registered and cancelled varieties, Plant Breeders' Rights, plants with novel traits, potato varieties.
Rules and best practices for people, property and processes.
Standards, claims, sampling, testing, logos, labels.
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