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We are the CFIA

We are the CFIA

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

Technology in the wild

Technology in the wild

Invasive species threaten our ecosystems and economy…and reproduce rapidly! That's why the CFIA is bringing digital tools into the wild to track them.

Get involved in Tree Check Month

Get involved in Tree Check Month

Invasive pests are responsible for billions of dollars in damage to Canada's trees. In August, help to protect the environment in your community.

Join the plant health movement

Join the plant health movement

Plants are key to eating, breathing and living! Let’s do our part to keep them healthy and protect life all around us.

Women in Science: meet Victoria Arling and Annie Locas

Women in Science: meet Victoria Arling and Annie Locas

Calling all students: do you love science? Are you wondering what to do with a science degree? Here’s how two CFIA experts got their careers started.

Putting honey to the test

Putting honey to the test

Canadians love their honey. But if sugars are added and not declared on the label, that is a form of food fraud. The CFIA tests honey to make sure it’s authentic.

Pass the Mic: talking about celiac disease

Pass the Mic: talking about celiac disease

Experts from the Canadian Celiac Association and the CFIA answer a question about how they work to protect those who need to steer clear of gluten.

eDNA: another tool in the toolbox

eDNA: another tool in the toolbox

From the lab to the field, environmental DNA (eDNA) is a powerful technology that quickly detects the presence (or absence) of pathogens.

Tackling food fraud

Tackling food fraud

Food fraud may occur when food is misrepresented—and it happens globally. Here's how the CFIA and the public can work together to combat it.

Meet Lacy, a Canada Border Services Agency detector dog

Meet Lacy, a Canada Border Services Agency detector dog

There's one big difference between Lacy and some other dogs: she has a job to do! Watch her in action helping to protect you, the economy and the environment.

#DigitalFirst: vlog with Dr. Stephani McLean

#DigitalFirst: vlog with Dr. Stephani McLean

A veterinarian with farming and private practice experience explains the benefits doing business online through My CFIA.

Drone's eye view: on the lookout for kudzu

Drone's eye view: on the lookout for kudzu

Some plants pose a real danger to the environment, and we have to stay one step ahead. That's where drones come in.

Pass the Mic: talking about food recall communications

Pass the Mic: talking about food recall communications

CFIA expert Fred Jamieson answers a question about retailers' role in telling consumers about food recalls.

Women in Science: vlog with Dr. Kalhari Bandara-Goonewardene

Women in Science: vlog with Dr. Kalhari Bandara-Goonewardene

1, 2, 3…“Go science!” Do you love science as much as our own Dr. Bandara-Goonewardene? Watch her vlog to learn why this topic is near and dear to her heart.

Women in Science: vlog with Janine Maruschak

Women in Science: vlog with Janine Maruschak

This plant health expert knows a thing or two about testing grain shipments to help keep invasive pests at bay.

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