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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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Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Many people are surprised to learn that the CFIA inspects ships to stop the spread of invasive species. One thing is for shore: it’s an important job. Let me explain why.

Harnessing the power of spectroscopy for food safety

Harnessing the power of spectroscopy for food safety

Electromagnetic radiation can provide a unique perspective on what’s in food and is useful in investigations into food safety, quality and potential fraud.

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

Meet Dr. Yves Robinson, CFIA veterinary pathologist

As a child, my mother gave me a toy farm for Christmas. Today, other CFIA veterinarians rely on me to diagnose diseases as we work together to protect Canada’s animals and food supply.

Meet Jasmine Mander, CFIA science specialist

Meet Jasmine Mander, CFIA science specialist

Raised in Ottawa, I was privileged from a very young age with easy access to the natural world. Here’s how I followed my own trail towards working for Canada’s largest science-based regulator.

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?

At the CFIA, we're powered by a brave team of superheroes on a mission to keep you safe. Download their trading cards, exchange with your friends, and collect them all!

We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

Here's how we inspect to protect you, your family, the environment and the economy.

UK scientist learns about berry important ways to manage plant pests

UK scientist learns about berry important ways to manage plant pests

As the world's largest blueberry producer, Canada will soon welcome a scientist from the UK on a fruitful mission. Here's how both countries will work together to fend off invasive species.

Technology in the wild

Technology in the wild

Invasive species threaten our ecosystems and economy…and reproduce rapidly! That's why the CFIA is bringing digital tools into the wild to track them.

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Meet Olga Pena, scientist and advocate

Let's not forget the many inequalities that still exist for women and girls in science, especially those from under-represented groups.

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