Bree-Ann and Lisa work together to perform species identification testing of fish to confirm that companies are accurately labelling their products.
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are in force and bring with them a number of key advancements.
As of January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) provides the CFIA authority to issue export certificates for all food sectors.
The Office of Food Safety and Recall celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. During that time, there have been more than tens of thousands of food safety investigations.
The CFIA has been evolving the way it manages risk, supports industry's ability to compete globally, and embraces technology to provide more responsive service.
Let’s bust myths and establish facts about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.
Strong, flexible regulations that focus on prevention goes a long way in supporting the food industry's ability to innovate and compete globally.
The publication and coming into force of the regulations is a major step forward in further safeguarding Canada's food supply and enhancing the health of consumers.
The regulations simplify and strengthen rules for food in Canada, whether they are produced here or imported into the country.
In order to ensure the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are applied nationally in a consistent manner across industry, the CFIA is making changes to its food inspection procedures.
Regardless of their size, food businesses have an important role to play in maintaining Canada's reputation as a world leader in food safety.
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations require imported food to be prepared with the same level of food safety controls as food prepared in Canada.
In 2017, the CFIA received over 1,700 submissions from a variety of stakeholders including industry, consumers, provincial governments, and foreign governments.
The CFIA's Compliance Verification System is being updated for the meat program so that inspectors can focus on areas of highest risk.
Canada now uses a digital platform that promotes collaboration on scientific research and routine surveillance, and not just during outbreaks.
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