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Management Response and Action Plan - MRAP
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Recommendation 1: Review F/P/T MOUs to determine if a higher level of consistency can be attained

The F/P/T MOUs between CFIA and the P/Ts should be reviewed to determine if certain components can be made more consistent. Aligning the MOUs, to the extent possible, will help to clarify the expectations of various partners involved in emergency management of foodborne illness outbreak. This would be particularly valuable to those working on food investigations at the federal level, who deal with P/T health ministries and laboratories. A possible forum for identifying common ground would be an expanded set of table-top exercises.


The FIORP is intended to serve as a guidance document for P/T partners to develop individual food illness outbreak response plans aligned with the FIORP.

Currently, FIORP serves as the principle guide for federal and P/Ts when dealing with a response to a foodborne illness outbreak which is being led by PHAC. Some provinces have their own Protocols for dealing with outbreak response which are led by provincial/municipal levels.

There are CFIA/Provincial MOU's with Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta. These documents are tailored to each province.

A revision of the CFIA/Ontario MOU is underway. The new document "Ontario FIORP" or "ON-FIORP" is aligned with the FIORP.

Engage with CFIA Area Executive Directors to undertake a review of CFIA/Provincial MOU's with British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta to determine if certain components can be made more consistent, with FIORP serving as the guide.

ED, Food Safety Directorate

CFIA/Ontario MOU completion March 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

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