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Our laboratories

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has a network of 13 reference and research laboratories across Canada. With a combined expertise in animal and plant health, foreign animal diseases, and food safety, our laboratories provide the expertise and scientific knowledge needed to inform our regulatory and risk-based approach to keeping Canada's plants, animals, and food safe.

Four CFIA laboratories in 13 areas of expertise are recognized by the international community for their expertise in animal diseases and have been identified as reference laboratories and collaborating centres for the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH; founded as Office International des Épizooties (OIE)), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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