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Foreign establishment verifications

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) conducts on-site verifications in foreign establishments that manufacture food for export to Canada. The main objectives of these verifications are to:

Foreign establishment verifications are one of many food inspection tools used by the CFIA to improve food safety. Other measures include audits and assessments of the food safety systems of Canada's trading partners, technical assistance activities conducted with developing countries, inspection and compliance verification of food manufacturers and importers in Canada, sampling activities, and border controls on imported food.

Foreign establishment verifications allow the CFIA to collaboratively and proactively build on existing relationships with other foreign food safety authorities to ensure the safety of products exported to Canada.


Annual Summary Report 2016-17
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