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Welcome to your Digital Newsletter – The CFIA Chronicle

Winter 2017

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Message from the President and the Executive Vice-President

Photo - B.A. (Bruce) Archibald, Carolina Giliberti

We are excited to present the first edition of the quarterly publication from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), The Chronicle. It will provide updates on the Agency's activities and highlight some of the changes we have underway.

The Agency is addressing an ever-changing and more global environment. We are innovating not for innovation's sake, but to keep pace with changes in industry, in society and in our world.

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The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

In November 2012, the Safe Food for Canadians Act received Royal Assent in Parliament, setting in motion the development of new regulations to bring this Act into force.

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Improving Our Client Experience

We've heard the call for online services and access to CFIA experts, and we've responded with two new services – "My CFIA" and "Ask CFIA".

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Canada creates a National Plant and Animal Health Strategy

The health of Canada's plant and animal resources will be strengthened by a new strategy currently in development.

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CFIA scientists seek the Barcode of Life

Imagine a world where all living things could be identified through DNA extraction and sequencing. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), along with national and international partners, has been working on just such an initiative.

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Biosecurity/containment: Avian Influenza (AI)

This article describes how flock owners can help prevent avian influenza, how the CFIA responds to disease outbreaks, and how the Agency and partners work to limit the risk of a wide-spread outbreak in Canada.

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Did You Know?

Ask CFIA recently received a Golden Scissors Honourable Mention from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). CFIB judges commented that Ask CFIA was providing just what business owners were looking for: responsive and consistent customer service. Now that's golden! To get answers to your regulatory questions Ask CFIA.

Consultation and Engagement Opportunities

Consultation is a key activity of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). It supports open and transparent government. A number of consultations are underway over the course of winter 2017, including the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, cost-recovery, food labelling, among others. 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.

If you have questions about one of the articles in The CFIA Chronicle or would like to suggest an article for a future edition, email:

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