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Understanding the dates on our food
You’ve finally gathered the courage to clean up your fridge or pantry, but how do you know what to keep or chuck? On this podcast, labelling expert Laura Reid helps us understand the different dates on our foods.
Meet Dr. Caitlyn Best, CFIA veterinary program officer
In my job, dealing with animal diseases and outbreaks is rewarding. Even when there are no active outbreaks, I’m always thinking of how Canada can prepare. And that’s why I work at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Digging through the past and planting seeds for the future
The CFIA's Centre for Plant Health will soon be home to a state-of-the-art scientific facility. Discover the fascinating century-old records and artifacts that volunteers unearthed as construction gets underway.
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.
Meet Anas Zaman, CFIA junior communications officer
For Generation Z (including me), choosing a career path and entering the workforce can be intimidating. Here's how a co-op student opportunity at the CFIA opened my eyes to the fascinating world of communications in the Government of Canada.
Outstanding in their field: meet Ashley Balchin and Renée Cloutier, CFIA plant breeders' rights examiners
Plant breeding helps boost new crop varieties, yields, tolerance to disease and nutritional value for the food we grow. Here’s how two CFIA experts support innovations that benefit shoppers, farmers and other countries.
Women in Science: meet Diane Allan, Vice-President of Science at the CFIA
The CFIA has many exciting job opportunities where you could help to protect Canada's food, plants and animals. Watch Diane Allan's inspiring message for women and girls considering a career in STEM.
Meet Dr. Carmencita Lake, CFIA veterinarian
I can’t think of a time when I didn’t want to be a veterinarian. After 20 years in private practice, here’s how I’m helping to protect your health while paving the way for the next generation of veterinarians and inspectors.
New technology to detect and identify plant diseases
With the help an online tool, scientists at the CFIA’s Charlottetown Laboratory can quickly pinpoint plant pathogens based on their DNA. That’s great news for our crops and ecosystems!