Description for infographic - What to Expect When Inspected
At the top of the infographic, there is a large text title stating: "What To Expect When You're Inspected"
To the right of the title is a clipboard with a male and female food inspector image on either side. In the clipboard it says:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspects to:
- Verify compliance with regulations (eg. Complaints)
- Investigate reported problems
- Respond to a request from industry (eg. To obtain an export certificate or import permit)
- Follow up on a previous inspection
- Investigate establishment or product contamination
The next section of the infographic has the heading, "Inspection Activities", with "Pre-Inspection" underneath.
In the Pre-inspection section, there are 4 steps, with the following text for each step:
- Your establishment may receive an inspection notice from the CFIA.
- An inspector meets with you to outline the scope of the inspection. Any changes to your company profile and preventative control plan should be provided to the inspector at this time.
- The inspector conducts an initial walk through, determining areas that may need to be addressed.
- The inspector confirms the scope of the inspection based on the walk-through.
The next section of the infographic has the heading, "During Inspection". Underneath the heading are three more steps, continuing the flow of steps from the previous section. The steps include:
- The inspector verifies if preventative controls are complete and effective through:
- Onsite observation
- Reviewing documents and records
- Interviews with staff
- Sampling and measurement
- The inspector documents inspection observations using a tablet or mobile device.
- The inspector determines if regulatory requirements are met and completes a report.
The next section of the infographic has the heading, "Post-inspection"; underneath the heading there are three final steps:
- An inspector meets with you to discuss inspection results and your establishment receives the report.
- Your establishment tales corrective actions for any non-compliant areas.
- The inspector schedules a follow-up inspection.
Towards the bottom of the infographics, the following text is in bold:
To request permissions such as licences, permits, authorizations, registrations and export certificates online, visit inspection.gc.ca/MyCFIA.
The last three lines on the infographic are footnotes which define two terms used in the infographic. The footnotes include:
A company profile introduces the business and outlines information about its operations such as, commodities produced or sold, addresses, contact information, and the legal name of the company.
A preventative control plan describes a system-based approach that focusses on prevention as a way to achieve compliance; it identifies hazards as well as demonstrates how to minimize them to an acceptable level and mitigate risks, with or without written documentation, depending on the applicable regulations.