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Digging through the past and planting seeds for the future

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.

New technology to detect and identify plant diseases

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!

Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Meet Ray Knight, CFIA ship inspector

Many people are surprised to learn that the CFIA inspects ships to stop the spread of invasive species. One thing is for shore: it’s an important job. Let me explain why.

Meet Wei Ke, CFIA application analyst

Meet Wei Ke, CFIA application analyst

Because I'm hearing impaired, I used to rely on colleagues to take notes at meetings. Now I rely on technology. Learn how I am able to work, and how the CFIA helps support persons with special needs.

Meet Tracy Lawrence, CFIA virology technician

Meet Tracy Lawrence, CFIA virology technician

If you’ve ever taken a bite of locally grown peaches, enjoyed a glass of Canadian wine, or gone apple picking—you’ve had a taste of my work! Learn how I sowed my passion for plant science into a career at the CFIA.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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 Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Meet Rositsa Dimitrova, CFIA plant health risk assessor

Did you know that the CFIA works to safeguard the health of Canada's plants? One of our experts shares how her passion for nature and study of insects led to working with the agency.

Report plant pests to help protect Canada's plant resources

Report plant pests to help protect Canada's plant resources

The quicker a pest is detected and reported, the quicker we can act to address the risks of it establishing and spreading. Here are some species to look out for.

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