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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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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.

How food testing helps keep you safe

How food testing helps keep you safe

CFIA scientists test food products to look for undeclared allergens and other hazards, like pesticides and bacteria, that could make you or your loved ones sick.

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.

Hemlock woolly what?

Hemlock woolly what?

Have you seen what looks like cotton balls at the base of hemlock tree needles? They could be egg sacs of hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that attacks and kills hemlock trees.

Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

CFIA experts are working with colleagues from Natural Resources Canada and the University of Guelph in the fight against a tree-killing pest.

Feeling the sting: the impact of honey fraud on beekeepers

Feeling the sting: the impact of honey fraud on beekeepers

There's a sticky situation out there. In this podcast, we discuss honey adulteration with Jake Berg, a Saskatchewanian beekeeper, and Carmen Leung, a policy and program leader at the CFIA.

International conference drives science forward in the post-pandemic era

International conference drives science forward in the post-pandemic era

The 2021 BSL4ZNet conference brought together experts from around the world. Learn more about this CFIA-led network and the role of science diplomacy in protecting human and animal health.

Meet Dr. Naheda Sahtout, CFIA science analyst

Meet Dr. Naheda Sahtout, CFIA science analyst

As an immigrant woman with low vision, I've been breaking down barriers since arriving in Canada. Here's my important message for anyone pursuing a STEM career when the odds are stacked against you.

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