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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

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

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.

New requirements for businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables sector

New requirements for businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables sector

Since some of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations requirements were new to fresh fruits or vegetables, businesses in the sector have had extra time to comply.

Your opinion matters

Your opinion matters

How does information collected through public opinion research help the CFIA to serve you better?

Edible insects: what to know before biting into bugs

Edible insects: what to know before biting into bugs

Edible insects are on grocery store shelves. Are you ready to give them a try? Here are some ways the CFIA protects consumers so you can dig in with confidence.

What are those white spots on your chocolate?

What are those white spots on your chocolate?

Have you ever opened a chocolate treat that didn’t look quite right? Here are some chocolate-related natural occurrences you may not be aware of.

How to be a happy camper

How to be a happy camper

Tent…check. Sleeping bag…check. S'mores…check! Before you head out on your next adventure, check out these important tips to help protect yourself and the environment.

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