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The CFIA celebrates 25 years

Learn how we've been inspecting to protect you, your family, the environment and the economy since 1997.

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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.

Putting fish DNA to the test

Putting fish DNA to the test

Fish is one of the most commonly reported misrepresented foods worldwide. To combat this issue, our experts use DNA testing to detect mislabelled fish.

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.

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