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Join the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Join the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial drugs are sometimes overused and misused in medicine, the agri-food industry and even cleaning products. Follow these tips to keep yourself, your animals and the environment healthy.

I am proud to be a CFIA veterinarian – here's why

I am proud to be a CFIA veterinarian – here's why

As Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer, I'm honoured to be part of a diverse community of CFIA veterinarians dedicated to protecting animals, people and the environment. If you're a practising or aspiring veterinarian, consider joining our team!

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

Riding the e-commerce wave: be aware of risks of some online purchases

The e-commerce trend is still going strong, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But before placing your next order, be aware of the rules that apply to food, plant and animal products.

Protecting you from contaminated romaine lettuce

Protecting you from contaminated romaine lettuce

Every fall, produce such as romaine lettuce is grown and harvested in the United States then imported into Canada. Here’s how the CFIA helps to verify that it’s safe to eat.

How bird flu could impact your cross-border shopping

How bird flu could impact your cross-border shopping

If you shop in the United States, it's important to know which poultry products (such as turkeys) and poultry by-products (including eggs) are not allowed into Canada due to ongoing bird flu outbreaks in some states.

Streamlining food testing at the Dartmouth Laboratory

Streamlining food testing at the Dartmouth Laboratory

Our scientists have been working to make routine tests more efficient, which can help free up resources for important research activities and potential food safety investigations.

Meet Shae Wasyliw, CFIA meat hygiene inspector

Meet Shae Wasyliw, CFIA meat hygiene inspector

As a cattle rancher and meat hygiene inspector with the CFIA, farming and agriculture have always been part of my life. Here's how I paved my way in the industry to help feed and protect Canadians.

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Not all superheroes wear capes. At the CFIA, we're powered by a brave team of heroes on a mission to keep you safe. Download their trading cards, exchange with your friends, and collect them all!

Meet Melissa Boudrias, CFIA mental health and wellness advisor

Meet Melissa Boudrias, CFIA mental health and wellness advisor

CFIA employees have shown relentless dedication and resilience. But even superheroes need help sometimes. Here's why I'm passionate about promoting mental health at work.

Meet Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Meet Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Did you know that the CFIA works to safeguard the health of Canada's plants? One of our experts shares how her passion for nature and study of insects led to working with the agency.

Report plant pests to help protect Canada's plant resources

Report plant pests to help protect Canada's plant resources

The quicker a pest is detected and reported, the quicker we can act to address the risks of it establishing and spreading. Here are some species to look out for.

Meet Anthony Valles, CFIA inspector specialist

Meet Anthony Valles, CFIA inspector specialist

As an inspector specialist, I work behind the scenes to verify the safety of the food that ends up on Canadians' plates. Let’s pull back the curtain on how those products make their way from the farm to your fork.

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA: covering a lot of ground since 1997

The CFIA has touched Canadians' lives every single day for the last 25 years, whether you’re a traveller, farmer, rancher, gardener, pet owner or grocery shopper.

Keeping pace with new challenges and opportunities in trade

Keeping pace with new challenges and opportunities in trade

With leadership from the CFIA, Canada has been working to enhance an international agreement that supports the flow of food, animals and plants in today’s complex world.

Meet Tracy Lawrence, CFIA virology technician

Meet Tracy Lawrence, CFIA virology technician

If you’ve ever taken a bite of locally grown peaches, enjoyed a glass of Canadian wine, or gone apple picking—you’ve had a taste of my work! Learn how I sowed my passion for plant science into a career at the CFIA.

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