The CFIA Chronicle

Edition 2 – July 2017

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My CFIA: At your service

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Plant, Animal and Food Businesses across Canada will be Using My CFIA to Help Follow Regulations

Digital technology is everywhere—whether you are banking, filing taxes, shopping, or reading the newspaper, it can all be done online.

To align with the digital age that businesses are operating in today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has developed online services to help support them. One new initiative is My CFIA, a secure and convenient entry point to access CFIA online services.

My CFIA launched in January 2017, allowing all industry sectors to sign up for an account and allowing the Dairy Industry to renew establishment registrations.

Whether you are doing business with the CFIA as an individual, a business or working with clients as an alternative service provider (veterinarian or laboratory), sign up for My CFIA to access a growing number of online services throughout 2017. The next wave of online services will be available through My CFIA over the summer and will allow certain industry sectors to request:

  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Registrations
  • Authorizations
  • Export Certificates

With new regulations such as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force, My CFIA will help you follow them by enabling you to access information and complete a number of business transactions, including applying for a licence.

The CFIA understands the importance of technology for many businesses. Our goal is to provide you with online services that meet your needs so you can cut back on unnecessary paper work and save valuable time.

For a complete list of online services available through My CFIA now and over the coming months, consult the roll-out plan and sign up today by visiting My CFIA.

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Did You Know?

Our scientists monitor the health of domestic and wild animals by testing over 400,000 samples every year.

Consultation and Engagement Opportunities

Consultation is a key activity of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It supports open and transparent government. We encourage you to have a look at the complete list of consultation and engagement opportunities, become informed and have your say.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions about regulatory requirements or other technical questions regarding your business, visit Ask CFIA.

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