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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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A sustainable future rooted in healthy soil

A sustainable future rooted in healthy soil

Life on land depends on many things, like sun and water. But the unsung hero is soil. Let’s dig into how we can all help to protect this precious natural resource.

Meet Geneviève Lebrun, CFIA food processing specialist inspector

Meet Geneviève Lebrun, CFIA food processing specialist inspector

I often find that my work is not well understood by the general public. But it is very hands-on because I am on site in food processing facilities every day. There is no shortage of challenges!

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.

You asked, we answer

You asked, we answer

In this podcast, we reach out to experts across the country to find your answers about travelling with food, alcohol labelling, pet food, chicken hatcheries, allergen recalls and more.

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.

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