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Going the extra mile for imported food safety

Cilantro: love it or loathe it? This is a story about how a small team of CFIA experts collaborated with Mexican authorities to establish new import requirements for this leafy (albeit polarizing) green. (September 2020)


Working for Canadians: Meet Kelly Brown, CFIA meat import/export specialist

Kelly Brown is an import/export specialist at the CFIA, affectionately known as the “Meat Import Lady.” (April 2019)

Using data to make a difference in inspection planning

The Establishment-based Risk Assessment (ERA) model uses data and a mathematical algorithm to evaluate food establishments and determine the level of risk they represent to Canadian consumers. This information is then used as an input into the design of a risk-based workplan for inspectors. (April 2019)

Outcome-based requirements – what they mean for food businesses

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in force and bring with them a number of key advancements, including moving to a mix of outcome and prescriptive-based approaches to regulating food safety. (April 2019)

Are you an exporter of manufactured food? Say hello to the Certificate of Free Sale

As of January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) provides the CFIA authority to issue export certificates for all food sectors provided that the applicable regulatory requirements under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are met. (April 2019)

More than 10,000 food recalls over 20 years!

The CFIA Office of Food Safety and Recall (OFSR) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. During that time there have been more than 10,000 recalls and tens of thousands of food safety investigations. (April 2019)

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