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Calling all budding #JuniorCFIA scientists

Download our science activities to learn more about the fascinating world (and kitchen) around you. (May 2020)


Women in Science – podcast with Dr. Émilie Larocque

Émilie Larocque's work at the CFIA's Saint-Hyacinthe Laboratory is focused on finding and identifying food viruses that affect our food. It is her passion for science that drives her to find solutions to keep our food safe. (June 2019)

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)

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