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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 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.

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.

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.

Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

Joining forces against hemlock woolly adelgid

CFIA experts are working with colleagues from Natural Resources Canada and the University of Guelph in the fight against a tree-killing pest.

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.

International conference drives science forward in the post-pandemic era

International conference drives science forward in the post-pandemic era

The 2021 BSL4ZNet conference brought together experts from around the world. Learn more about this CFIA-led network and the role of science diplomacy in protecting human and animal health.

Meet Dr. Naheda Sahtout, CFIA science analyst

Meet Dr. Naheda Sahtout, CFIA science analyst

As an immigrant woman with low vision, I've been breaking down barriers since arriving in Canada. Here's my important message for anyone pursuing a STEM career when the odds are stacked against you.

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