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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.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Read CFIA information for employees, industry and consumers on COVID-19.


Join the discussion

Consultation on the boat-to-plate traceability mandate commitment.

Services and information

Food recalls

Warnings and allergy 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 label requirements

Claims and statements, standards of identity, grades, notices to industry, reading labels.

Food safety

Food licences

How to apply, timelines, licence registry.

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.

Corporate information


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