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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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

New limits apply to the food you bring home from abroad

New limits apply to the food you bring home from abroad

Calling all travellers and online shoppers: it’s important to know the rules about what foods (and how much) you can bring into Canada.

The scoop on ice cream and allergies

The scoop on ice cream and allergies

Is your sweet tooth calling? As temperatures rise, so do many Canadians’ cravings for ice cream. Here are tips for enjoying cool treats if you have a food allergy or intolerance.

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.

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